Additional Components of the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency program are as follows:
Each community pharmacy resident is paired with a scientific advisor to provide one-on-one guidance from start to finish of their residency project. Advisors come from the Division of Health Services Research (HSR) within the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS). They provide guidance and expertise regarding project ideas, feasibility, design, and research methodology. They assist residents as they apply for Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, prepare abstracts, analyze project data, and complete poster presentations and manuscripts.
Residents participate in a teaching and learning program, called the Pharmacy Educator Preparation Program for Residents and Fellows (PEPPR). After gaining this specialized training, residents are prepared to precept pharmacy students, educate other health professionals, or become pharmacy faculty members.
Community Pharmacy Residents work with their peers to refine their writing, whether it be for research projects or professional communication in general.
Through the Resident Writing Program, residents support each other as they refine project ideas, prepare and submit abstracts, create a poster, and develop a final project manuscript.
Residents meet fellow writing group members virtually every 1-2 weeks, via phone or conferencing. They do not need to leave their practice sites for the meetings.