Director of Therapeutics Assistant Professor, Departments of Geriatrics and Pharmacology & Toxicology
Wright State University
Mary Jo Trout, Pharm D, is the Director of Therapeutics Curriculum and Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Pharmacology & Toxicology at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Prior to assuming this role in May 2013, she was the Clinical Pharmacist in the Intensive Care Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital for 13 years.
Dr. Trout received her BSPh in 1985, and became licensed as a registered pharmacist that same year. Thirteen years later she began studies towards her Doctorate in Pharmacy which she achieved in 2000. She has worked in Pediatrics, Home Health Care and in-patient pharmacy for 28 years before joining the faculty at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. She has been a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society since 2017.
Dr. Trout has been extensively involved with the innovations to our medical school curriculum, being on the forefront of introducing Peer Instruction throughout our curriculum. She has been a productive member of the Wright Curriculum Steering Committee, helping to lead the transformation to a new curriculum, built upon the principles of effective learning and moving to a lecture-free curriculum.
In addition to numerous school committees, Dr. Trout serves on the United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE) Pharmacology and Biochemistry Test Material Development Committee since 2016. In 2015, she completed the prestigious American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program. Recent awards at the Boonshoft School of Medicine include the Faculty Development Award in 2015. Dr. Trout was voted “Rookie of the Year” by the second-year medical students in 2014. She is board certified in Pharmacotherapy and Geriatrics and has several publications in the area of medical education.