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University of Charleston School of Pharmacy Post Graduate Residency Receives Accreditation

Release Date:  Friday, November 08, 2013

Charleston, WV  - University of Charleston School of Pharmacy Dean Michelle Easton today announced the Post Graduate Year One (PGY-1) Residency Program recently received a one-year accreditation from the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP).   

The importance of having an accredited program confirms the criteria for systematic training of pharmacists for the purpose of achieving professional competence in the delivery of patient-centered care and in pharmacy operation services has been met. UC’s program focuses on ambulatory care.

According to ASHIP standards, PGY-1 residency training is an organized, directed, accredited program that builds upon knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities gained from an accredited professional pharmacy degree program. The first-year residency program enhances general competencies in managing medication-use systems and supports optimal medication therapy outcomes for patients with a broad range of disease states.  

The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy enrolled its first students in 2006, and received full accreditation when the first class graduated in May 2010. Each year, the school educates over 300 student pharmacists in its technology-filled building. The program is known for the close cooperation between students and faculty, an emphasis on professionalism and advocacy, and PharmUC, an on-campus provider of medication therapy management and chronic disease education services for patients. 


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