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School of Pharmacy ranks among nation's best in residency placement

Wed, 06/18/2014

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy ranks 19th among all schools of pharmacy in percentage of students accepted to post-graduation residency positions in 2014, according to a report from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The school ranks 16th nationwide in the number of students matched, with 38 students earning positions in residency programs across the country.

In 2014, more than 4,000 students participated in the ASHP residency match program. Among those students, 64 percent successfully matched to programs across the country. KU School of Pharmacy students matched well above the national average. Of the 48 KU students who applied, 79 percent made successful matches.

School of Pharmacy Associate Dean Harold Godwin said Pharm.D. graduates are increasingly looking to residency programs to gain advanced training in focused areas of patient care. The one- or two-year programs provide training in areas such as cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine and oncology, to name a few.

“The number of career options for our Pharm.D. graduates continues to grow,” Godwin said. “As pharmacists take a more active role in direct patient care, whether in a community pharmacy, a hospital, or whatever the setting, many seek areas of specialty practice. Residency programs can provide that next level of on-the-job training and can accelerate the Pharm.D. graduates’ career.”

Pharmacy residents traditionally receive a stipend throughout the program. Students from the School of Pharmacy earned residencies in 2014 at the following locations:

  • Ball’s Foods, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Black Hills VA, Hot Springs, South Dakota
  • Cedars-Sinai, Beverly Hills
  • Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Heartland Medical Center, St. Joseph, Missouri
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence
  • Langone Medical Center, New York City
  • Medical Center of Aurora, Aurora, Colorado
  • Methodist Hospital, Houston
  • Memorial Hermann, Houston
  • MultiCare Health System, Tacoma, Washington
  • Olathe Medical Center, Olathe
  • Plainview Hospital, Long Island, New York
  • Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Salina Regional Medical Center, Salina
  • Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Overland Park
  • Southern Scripts, LLC, Natchitoches, Louisiana
  • University of Georgia Medical Center, Columbus, Georgia
  • University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
  • University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma City
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Houston
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
  • VA Hospital, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Via Christi, Wichita
  • Wesley Medical Center, Wichita
  • West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Miami.

 



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