Hey everyone! Who is interested in learning about how community-based pharmacy residencies differ from traditional institutional PGY1 residencies? APhA champions the growing number of community-based pharmacy residency programs. If you didn't know, there are almost 200 community-based residencies in the U.S. currently!
Community-based pharmacy residency programs develop residents into well-rounded community pharmacists with unique skills in patient care, leadership, and outpatient pharmacotherapy needed to serve as leaders in their practice setting.
As a community-based pharmacy resident, I can speak about my experience as a resident so far. Some ways that my residency differs from the traditional pharmacy residency are that I work on a quality improvement project and make a business plan in addition to my research project. My rotational experiences are generally longitudinal, which helps with the continuity of learning and allows me to establish long-term care plans for my patients throughout the residency.
I would be interested in hearing your thoughts about community-based pharmacy residencies, what projects you might be doing or have done so far, and anything else you'd like to share! Check out this link below to access APhA's Community-Based Residency informational web page!
------------------------------Devin Horinek, PharmDPGY1 Pharmacy ResidentSouthwest Care CenterAlbuquerque, New Mexico------------------------------
I think Community Based Residencies are an amazing opportunity for pharmacists! While that is not the route I went, I am currently a preceptor for our community-based resident! In a time where pharmacy is charged for change, these residents have so many amazing projects that are focused on the patient and improving the services we offer! I would love to connect with you! I'm working on a neat quality improvement project with my resident!
So great to hear about your experiences Devin! Impressive to see the community-based residencies growing so quickly.
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