I chose to complete a community pharmacy residency because throughout my pharmacy education, and especially during my last year on APPE rotations I was exposed to the wide variety of pharmacy practice settings and opportunities for patient care that pharmacists were involved in. I was especially interested in the community setting as well as in my ambulatory care rotation. A community residency combines these two settings, providing the opportunity to provide high quality patient care in a community pharmacy setting and therefore it was quite attractive to me. The residency will also allow me to better my therapeutic and patient care skills, as well as allowing me to grow professionally into a well-rounded pharmacist prepared to practice in the evolving world of pharmacy.
The reason why I picked the University of Iowa residency program was because of its reputation as an innovative program with a long history of successful residents, and a variety of sites that offer many unique clinical care services and opportunities. Through the program I will be able to develop my writing skills through Writing Group, as well as being able to gain teaching skills and experience in a wide variety of settings through the Pharmacy Educator Preparation Program for Residents (PEPPR). At Shepley Pharmacy I will be able to increase my pharmaceutical care skills through immunizations, complete medication reviews and diabetes education, as well as participating in workplace wellness screenings.