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Danielle Candelario, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Director of Pharmacy Skills Education, Associate Professor

Dr. Danielle M. Candelario is an Associate Director of Pharmacy Skills Education and Associate Professor at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) and is primarily responsible for teaching in Pharmacy Skills Lab, a 9-course series spanning three years of the didactic curriculum.  Teaching in all three years of the curriculum, Dr. Candelario focuses on concepts pertaining to patient communication, patient counseling, physical assessment, simulation and literature evaluation. She is a preceptor for APPE Academic rotation students and serves as a faculty advisor for APhA-ASP and the Interprofessional Community clinic, a student-run free clinic that serves the uninsured patients of North Chicago. She is also the Chair of the Assessment and Evaluation Committee and a voting member on the Student Progression Committee.  

Dr. Candelario received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and completed a PGY-1 residency in Community Practice at A&P Pharmacy in conjunction with The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University. Prior to her academic appointment at RFUMS, Dr. Candelario was a Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers University and practiced in Internal Medicine at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. She also assisted in the creation and development of an innovative inter-professional transitional care unit at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in New Jersey. She helped develop, implement and manage the transitional care service where she facilitated patient discharge through resolution in care gaps for several years.   

She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), and an active member of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the Transitions of Care Special Interest Group. Dr. Candelario’s research interests are in Transitions of Care, Student-Run Free Clinics, Assessment and the scholarship of teaching and learning.