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Pylitt, Laurie

Associate Professor - Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy/Health Science


Pharmacy Building - 303A

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise

Interdisciplinary collaboration

Patient education/advocacy

Acculturation of internationally trained health care providers

Program/Curriculum design and evaluation


Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

Assessment of Cultural Knowledge of International Medical Graduates: The Interpersonal Communication Assessment (ICA) - Poster Presentation International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, 10/11/07, Charleston, SC 

Immigration in Indiana: Research, Law and Real Life - Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication and International Center of Indianapolis, 11/17/06, Indianapolis, IN 

Collaboration Among Family Medicine Residencies: A Regional Multiresidency OSCE - Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, 6/6/05, Kansas City, KS, & Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 5/2/05, New Orleans, LA 

Addressing Diversity through Orientation Activities - Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Faculty Development Day, 3/3/04, Indianapolis, IN

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)

Course Coordinator for RX403,RX404,RX503,RX504 (Therapeutics Case Studies 1-4)

Lab Instructor for RX324 (Clinical Assessment)

Personal Hobbies

cooking, entertaining, gardening, spending time with family, traveling, keeping up with my teenage daughter's activities!

Tennis, waterskiing, downhill skiing, aerobics (before husband, children, & career!!)



Master of Health Professions Education   

Certificate, Physician Assistant

Bachelor of Science, Physical Education

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Certified 1977 – present 

Certificate in Distance Education

Indiana University, School of Continuing Studies, 2000

Professional Credentials


White Coat Ceremony Presentation Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 10/27/05

Association Memberships (professional/educational)

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine - Member, 2002-present; International Medical Graduate Instructional Design Workgroup, 2006-present 

American Academy of Physician Assistants - Member, 1974-present; Board of Directors, 1978-1980; Chair, Risk Management Task Force, 1991-1994 

Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants - Member, 1992-present; President, 2000-2002 

National Board of Medical Examiners - Test Development Committee for Physician Assistant Certifying Examination - Member 1982-1993

Professional Experience

Education Coordinator, Indiana University Family Medicine Residency, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Program Director, Butler University/Clarian Health Physician Assistant Program, Indianapolis, IN

Manager, Quality Assurance, Clarian Health Partners, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

Director, Quality Assurance and Clinical Risk Management, Columbus Hospital, Chicago, IL

Clinical Assistant for Research and Education, Columbus Hospital, Chicago, IL

Physician Assistant, Department of Surgery, Columbus Hospital, Chicago, IL