Welcome back, Rosalind Chorak,’94

December 03, 2020
Rosalind Chorak, ’94

Entrepreneur Rosalind Chorak, ’94, founder and clinical director of CareOneTeam, Inc. and owner of RPC Consulting, LLC, has been named pharmacist-in-charge (PIC) at the MUSC Family Medicine Pharmacy.

Chorak earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of Charleston before getting her Bachelor of Science in pharmacy at MUSC. She then embarked on a 20-year career with the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, retiring with the rank of commander.

She began her entrepreneurial career as owner/PIC of ApotheCorp Pharmacy and founder of CareOneTeam. Integrating the clinical pharmacist into the health care team in a collaborative manner has been fundamental to Chorak’s success.

Believing that the pharmacist has long been underutilized in the health care delivery model, Chorak has been a true pioneer-pharmacist by implementing interdisciplinary, patient-centered approaches with the pharmacist taking a lead role in patient engagement.

“When the pharmacist takes a leadership role in managing high-risk populations, the result is better patient outcomes and overall cost savings,” she said.

The MUSC Family Medicine Pharmacy is owned and operated by the MUSC College of Pharmacy. Open to the public, it has served for many years as a convenient pharmacy-in-house for patients of the MUSC Department of Family Medicine as well as a valuable training ground for MUSC students of all professions.

“Rosalind’s impressive track record as an entrepreneur shows she has the background to help us grow the business,” said Philip Hall, dean of the MUSC College of Pharmacy. “Patients have always loved the great service the Family Medicine Pharmacy has provided, and we are committed to continuing that personal service as we look for ways to grow.”

The mission of the MUSC Family Medicine Pharmacy is to reflect MUSC's priorities and values in pharmacist services with the provision of innovative and comprehensive health care in a collaborative and interprofessional environment that strives to achieve a patient-centered medical home model where the pharmacist’s responsibility is to the overall health of the patients.

Chorak’s vision as the pharmacist-in-charge will be to direct a new focus on personalized patient engagement. The MUSC Family Medicine Pharmacy promises to have medication-dispensing serve as only one piece to a more universal approach to overall medication management, chronic disease management and care coordination with the pharmacy team taking a role as a member of a true interdisciplinary patient care team.

"My vision for the Family Medicine Pharmacy is to train future pharmacists in an environment that demonstrates the value of adding a pharmacist to the health care team,” Chorak said. “With a team-based approach to patient care, pharmacists can increase access to care, help improve patient health, and reduce the cost of care."