Mok Chong

Mok T. Chong, PharmD, PhD, MBA

Chair for Clinical & Administrative Science

Dr. Chong, Chair of the Clinical & Administrative Sciences Department and Professor, earned his B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Delhi and a Pharm.D degree from Ferris State University, followed by an MBA degree from Wayne State University. He is a licensed pharmacist and has been practicing community and ambulatory care pharmacy practice in California, Michigan, Hawaii, and Malaysia. Dr. Chong had held a number of pharmacy managerial positions at various pharmacies and corporations in different cultural settings. Before coming to AUHS, Dr. Chong worked as a founding practice faculty member at University of Hawaii Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy for three years.

At AUHS, Dr. Chong has implemented a number of innovative projects which includes “Brown Bag” Medication Review program, “Brand New Day” Web-based Medicare Part D Annual Comprehensive Medication Review program and initiated a pharmacist-led Ambulatory Care Pharmacy practice-model at Lawndale Medical & Mental Health Clinic. In addition, he helped Nhan Hoa FQHC Comprehensive Clinic located in Garden Grove, California to establish its federally funded 340-B in-house pharmacy. All these projects help to enhance direct delivery of patient care, enhance medication adherence and to strengthen the inter-professional care approach by collaborating with other healthcare providers. Dr. Chong has extensive teaching experience. He has taught numerous courses in Pharm.D, BSPS, MSCR and BSN programs. Dr. Chong serves on various committees at school, university levels, and in the communities. Dr. Chong also holds a PhD degree in practical ministry from Heritage University & Seminary; and he is an ordained pastor.

Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences

The Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences within the School of Pharmacy is comprised of faculty in the disciplines of pharmacy practice, social and administrative sciences. Besides didactic teaching and research responsibilities, the pharmacy practice faculty members each maintain their clinical practice in direct patient care in their respective specialties. The Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences also oversees the experiential education component of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, and is actively engaged in patient care related to hospital, community, ambulatory care practices and public health services.

The primary goal of the Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences is to mold our Doctor of Pharmacy graduates into leaders who are thoughtful, competent practitioners, cross-trained in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, social, behavioral, administrative, and clinical sciences; and who can deliver direct patient-centered care in various population-based settings. Led by its Chair, Mok T. Chong, Pharm.D, Ph.D, MBA, the foundation for the Department of Clinical Sciences curriculum is based on new paradigm for pharmacy practitioners that not only incorporates promoting safe and effective use of medications, but extends the pharmacist’s scope of practice to direct patient care, involving an interdisciplinary healthcare-team approach, incorporates cultural, ethnic, and population based competencies, as well as leadership and advocacy for public health and health care reform.