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Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Residency & Fellowship Programs

Pharmacy Practice Research Fellowship

The Pharmacy Practice Research Fellowship at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) is a two-year post-graduate training program that prepares fellows for a career in pharmacy research or pharmacy practice.

The Pharmacy Practice Research Fellowship is a post Doctor of Pharmacy 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 two-year fellowship program is completed at Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Spokane, Washington. The goal is to train the fellow with the skills necessary for a career in pharmacy research or pharmacy practice. Prior research and teaching experience are encouraged but not required.

Scholarship: The fellow will be directly involved in grant-funded research projects under the direct mentorship of Dr. Kimberly McKeirnan. Research activities such as project idea development, IRB submission, data collection, and data analysis will be part of the work scope. The fellow will have the opportunity to present his/her research at local and national meetings, with research activities culminating in manuscript submission(s).

Teaching: Opportunities may include but not be limited to:

  • Developing and facilitating labs, lectures, and in-class activities
  • Evaluating immunization administration technique skills and other hands-on patient care skills
  • Facilitating, leading, and evaluating patient care simulations
  • Creating patient cases and educational vignettes demonstrating clinical community pharmacist skills


Stipend and benefits

Each fellow will be paid a competitive stipend and will receive a benefits package. The start date will be July 1 but is flexible based on fellow availability.

Requirements of applicants

  1. Must meet all the requirements for employment at Washington State University, including a background check, and the Department of Pharmacotherapy’s professional requirements.
  2. Must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree by fellowship start date. A residency or post-graduate training experience is not required for acceptance into the program. Those with residency experience are encouraged to apply.
  3. Must be a graduate of a college of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and shall be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Washington. The fellow will complete licensure requirements no later than September 1, 2021.
  4. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, professionalism and leadership.

How to Apply

Please send a letter of intent, current CV, and three letters of recommendation to Abby Parsons at The application deadline is March 3, 2021. Fellowship candidates will complete a telephone interview initially and may be invited for an interview. Please e-mail or call 509-368-6677 with any questions.

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