Valerie L. Ruehter, Pharm.D., BCPP

Director of Experiential Education
Clinical Associate Professor

UMKC School of Pharmacy
2464 Charlotte St.
HSB 5245
Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: 816-235-6656

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Dr. Ruehter is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of Experiential Learning at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Pharmacy. Dr. Ruehter received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from UMKC. Dr. Ruehter is Board Certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice & 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 & 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.