Brianne Bakken

Brianne Bakken

, 15’ PharmD, 17’ R, ’17 MHA


Brianne Bakken is the assistant director of experiential education and an assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In that role, she is responsible for the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) curriculum, rotation site recruitment, and preceptor development. She also teaches an assortment of classes related to experiential education, healthcare systems, patient safety, residency preparation, management and leadership.

Bakken has been an active member of several professional associations including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the American Pharmacist Association (APhA), the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) and the Professional Society of Wisconsin (PSW). Her professional interests include pharmacy practice model innovation, residency training, technology and automation, LEAN process improvement, leadership development, health policy and advocacy, and interprofessional education.

Bakken grew up in Humboldt, Iowa and received her PharmD from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 2015. She completed a PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency at the UI Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). During her residency, Bakken received her Masters of Health Administration (MHA) degree from the UI College of Public Health, and served as a preceptor and adjunct faculty member at the UI College of Pharmacy.