Patient Safety in Medication Use

Comprehensive Graduate Program

Join the Revolution

Join the revolution of putting the patient first with the University of Florida's Patient Safety in Medication Use specialty track.

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What is Patient Safety in Medication Use?

Patient Safety is an umbrella term that relates the prevention of harm to patients.

Preventing Risks From Medications

This track is a subset of this specialty, specifically focused on the potentially preventable events or risks from medications.

HEALTH AFFAIRS, VOL. 37, NO. 11, NOV. 2018

“In Patient Safety Efforts, Pharmacists Gain New Prominence”

Career Growth in Patient Safety in Medication Use in today’s journal headlines!

Patient Safety in Medication Use addresses topics like:

  • Adverse Events
  • Errors
  • Ethics
  • Quality & Process Improvement
  • Unintended Consequences
  • Idiosyncratic Risks
  • Over & Under Use

Accredited Online Program

This is one of the few accredited online graduate programs in the United States where you will receive a comprehensive, applied and real-world education in medication-related topics.


Dr. Randy C. Hatton

Meet the track director

Dr. Randy Hatton

The Patient Safety in Medication Use specialty track is led by Randy Hatton, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, with 30 years of experience in patient safety and academic pharmacy.