Community Residency

Community Pharmacy Residency Program Overview

The Community Pharmacy Residency Program has been established since 1995 and is cosponsored by the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy, Deines   Pharmacy, and Nishna Valley Pharmacy. The UNMC College of Pharmacy is located in Omaha, Nebraska; Deines Pharmacy is located in Beatrice, Nebraska; and Nishna Valley Pharmacy is located in Shenandoah, Iowa. The Community Pharmacy Residency Program is designed to be a comprehensive postgraduate experience that advances a pharmacist's education and training in drug therapy and disease management for patients in the community setting. The residency is for one year and will be available the first of July of each year. 

Definition/Goals of the Program

The Community Pharmacy Residency Program is a joint program offered by the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy, Deines Pharmacy, and Nishna Valley Pharmacy. This program is a structured, postgraduate education and training experience that will develop advanced knowledge and skills in the delivery of pharmaceutical services in a community pharmacy setting.

The fundamental goal of this program is to provide pharmacy graduates with the skills, behaviors and attitudes needed to effectively practice in the challenging and dynamic arena of community pharmacy, with emphasis on provision of patient-centered care in a rural setting. 

University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Pharmacy
  

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Pharmacy offers educational programs leading to the entry level doctor of pharmacy degree, as well as graduate degrees in the pharmaceutical sciences. Located in urban metropolitan Omaha, Nebraska, with a population of approximately 500,000 persons, the College is committed to meeting the health needs of Nebraskans through its education, research and scholarship, and service programs.

The College offers rural education programs through the campus/statewide Rural Health Education Network, primary care education sites in urban and rural underserved communities, and a health education network comprised of more than thirty rural community pharmacies throughout Nebraska and surrounding states. The Community Pharmacy Residency Program is a significant component of the College's efforts to provide advanced education and training in community practice. 

RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Administration Personnel
  

John Ridgway, R.Ph., Experiential Program Coordinator
Department of Pharmacy Practice
University of Nebraska Medical Center
986045 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6045
402-559-5774 (Office)
402-559-5673 (Fax)
Email: jridgway@unmc.edu

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