Valerie L. Ruehter, Pharm.D., BCPP
Director of Experiential Education
Clinical Associate Professor
UMKC School of Pharmacy
2464 Charlotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Dr. Ruehter is a clinical associate professor and the director of experiential learning at the UMKC School of Pharmacy. She received her bachelor of science in pharmacy and doctor of pharmacy degrees from UMKC. She is board certified in psychiatric pharmacy practice and administration (BCPP) and served as a clinical psychiatric pharmacist at Western Missouri Mental Health Center in Kansas City, Missouri from 1993 until 2006. During this time, she held adjunct faculty appointments with UMKC and the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, serving as a clinical preceptor for senior rotation students. Additionally, she was the director of the ASHP accredited psychiatric pharmacy practice and administration residency program at Western Missouri Mental Health Center from 1998 until joining the faculty at the UMKC School of Pharmacy in 2006. Dr. Ruehter coordinates all Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences in the curriculum at the school. She is committed to excellence in experiential programs and preceptor development for the School of Pharmacy.