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Creighton Community Pharmacy Residency Program Accredited

Creighton Community Pharmacy Residency Program Accredited

Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions has earned accreditation for its community pharmacy residency program, the only such residency program in the state of Nebraska.

Creighton’s two-year-old program is one of about 60 nationwide to be accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in partnership with the American Pharmacists Association. The 12-month residency is served at the Creighton University Medical Center (CUMC) Clinic Pharmacy, owned and operated by Creighton University.

“About 70 percent of licensed U.S. pharmacists practice in community-based pharmacies. This 12-month residency allows pharmacy graduates the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in school to the real world of pharmacy while enhancing their clinical knowledge as well as their patients’ medication management under the supervision of a preceptor,” said Shelby Oksman, Pharm.D. Oksman, assistant director of the CUMC Clinic Pharmacy, oversees the residency.

Creighton’s community pharmacy program accepts one resident each year. The School of Pharmacy and Health Professions also offers residencies in pharmacy practice at three metro Omaha hospitals, including CUMC, and a drug-information residency at Creighton. Residents for Creighton’s pharmacy practice programs, as well as other pharmacy residency programs nationwide, are selected through the National Resident Matching Program, a private, nonprofit corporation that provides a uniform date and time for these placements.