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Residency & Fellowship Programs

Pharmacy Fellowship Programs

Academic Fellows Program

The Academic Fellows Program at the Washington State University CPPS is a mentored post-graduate training program that prepares fellows with a PharmD degree for a career in pharmacy education delivery and research.

Information about the next opening will be added to this webpage as it becomes available.

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Pharmacy Practice Research Fellowship

The Pharmacy Practice Research Fellowship at the Washington State University CPPS is a two-year post-graduate training opportunity designed to assist the fellow in becoming specialized in the area of pharmacy practice research. The program provides opportunities to engage in community practice research and gain teaching experience.

The Pharmacy Practice Research Fellowship is a two-year appointment, information about the next opening will be added to this webpage as it becomes available.

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Pharmacy Residency Programs

General application information

Applicants must be a graduate of a college of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, and be eligible for licensure in Washington State. Previous experience in hospital pharmacy practice and a sound academic record are also important considerations.

Applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to excellent verbal and written communication skills, professionalism and leadership, and to the provision of pharmaceutical care.

For specialty residencies, the candidate should hold the Doctor of Pharmacy degree and have completed a general residency.

Fred Meyer Residency

The Fred Meyer Residency program takes place in a corporate community/ambulatory care pharmacy setting. In addition, residents will participate in a series of interdisciplinary experiences at The Vancouver Clinic as well as Washington State University. There is an emphasis on the development, marketing, implementation, and delivery of patient care services in the evolving realm of community practice. Our program has a high level of progressive patient care services in a chain community pharmacy setting with an emphasis on management, business, and leadership components.

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WSU CPPS residencies

Applicants must be graduates of accredited pharmacy schools and eligible for licensure in Washington state.

Drug Information and Teaching Residency

Pharmacists completing the residency will be competent practitioners of drug information and academia. They will also be equipped to meet the challenges of current and future pharmacy practice including promotion of optimal drug therapy, education of other health care professionals and patients on drug-related topics, and balancing practice and academic responsibilities.

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Geriatric Pharmacy Team Residency

The goals of this team are to improve the care of geriatric patients in the Inland Northwest, to perform meaningful research in the field of geriatrics, and to train and educate pharmacy students and other health care professionals on the special pharmaceutical needs of the geriatric patient. Read more about the geriatric team.

The college has partnered with Providence Visiting Nurses Association to offer a residency opportunity designed for assisting the resident in becoming specialized in ambulatory, home-based geriatrics and to gain substantial teaching experience.

Application deadline is January 31.

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Resident Teaching Certificate

WSU’s resident teaching certificate grants an opportunity for pharmacy residents to enhance their preceptor knowledge by engaging in an academic environment while working with WSU faculty to apply specific patient care related skills and obtaining experience in providing education to WSU pharmacy students. With resident site approval, residents are appointed as academic affiliates upon acceptance to the program and will have opportunities to teach in the clinical and classroom setting, including the Applied Patient Care (APC) course.

Residents are encouraged to participate in experiential education activities through serving as a preceptor for student pharmacists at health care events and pharmacy sites. This opportunity also allows residents to participate in a variety of WSU-related development programs such as continuing education, training, and workshops.

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