Graduate Pharmacy Education
At the Forefront
ASHP defines the residency purpose to be by the type of practice for which the residents are to be prepared. UCM residency training emphasizes a real world pharmacy perspective which will prepare a resident to practice as a clinical pharmacist in an acute care health- system practice setting. By integrating the vast roles and responsibilities of a pharmacist into their clinical training, residents learn to balance professional and operational practice with pharmacy leadership, teaching, and research.
PGY1 Program Statement of Purpose: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
PGY2 Programs Statement of Purpose: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).
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