Kelly Covert is a Knoxville, TN native and a 2014 graduate of the University of Tennessee
College of Pharmacy. She then completed a 24-month Pharmacotherapy Residency Program
at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Kelly happily joined
the faculty of the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy as an Assistant Professor in the
Department of Pharmacy Practice upon completing her residency training in 2016. She
maintains a clinical practice site at Johnson City Medical Center with the internal
medicine service in addition to her teaching, service, and research responsibilities.
Kelly is excited for the opportunity to teach and precept students and is thankful
for all the mentors who have guided her throughout her training.
Education, Degree, & Post Graduate Training:
Pharmacy School: 2010-2014 University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in Memphis
and Knoxville, TN
Residency Training: 2014-2016 Pharmacotherapy Residency at the Medical University
of South Carolina in Charleston, SC
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
Nephrology and GI
GI module(specifically GERD/ PUD and IBD)
Communication Skills for Health Professionals
Immunology and Hematology/ Oncology Pharmacy)
IDEALS VI (Inpatient and Physician Recommendation OSCEs)
Pharmacy and Residency Education and Outcomes, Nephrology
Peer Reviewed Publications:
Predicting and preventing readmission in kidney transplant recipients. Clin Transplant.
Development of a predictive model for medication errors in kidney transplant recipients.
Presented at the 2016 American Transplant Congress in Boston, MA. June 2016.
Pharmacist impact on medication errors in a chronic kidney transplant clinic. Presented
at the 2016 American Transplant Congress in Boston, MA. June 2016.
Thus far, achieving my teaching certificate from MUSC in 2015, graduating from residency
in 2016, and joining the faculty at BGCoP in 2016
Personal motto or favorite quote:
Matthew 6:33-34 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things
will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow
will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”