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Megan E. Thompson, PharmD

Director of Experiential Programs; Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Mailing address:

University of Colorado
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mail Stop C238
12850 E. Montview Blvd. V20-1215
Aurora, CO 80045

Office Location:

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building (V20)
First Floor
Room 1116K


Voice: 303-724-2659

Training and Education:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy, Albuquerque, NM
  • Pre-Pharmacy Coursework, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • Undergraduate Studies, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO


Megan Thompson, PharmD, is the Director of Experiential Education and Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy. In this role, Dr. Thompson oversees all pharmacy practice experiences for over 750 Entry-Level, North American Trained, and International Trained PharmD students. The experiential program at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy comprises over 33% of the PharmD curriculum. The Office of Experiential Programs team works to create innovative experiential learning models, enhance existing practice sites, develop new clinical training sites, develop preceptor training modules and provide guidance to students and preceptors throughout their pharmacy practice experiences. Her current research interests include curricular/co-curricular design and educational models as they relate to experiential education, managing multigenerational differences in a workplace or educational environment, resilience, self-reflection/self-awareness, and preceptor development. She is an invited speaker and facilitator on these topics at the national and international level. Her previous work included prescription drug and opioid abuse education, more specifically in the design and implementation of national prescription drug education and abuse/misuse prevention programs.


  • Course Director, Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience, PHRD 8700
  • Co-Director, Intersession, PHRD 8995
  • Co-Director, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience, PHRD 5005, PHRD 5905, PHRD 6005, PHRD 6905, PHRD 7005, PHRD 7905
  • IPPE Reflective Writing Mentor
  • Lecturer, Managing Your Pharmacy Career, PHRD 7820
  • Interprofessional Education Course (all health sciences students), Facilitator