Postgraduate Training Programs

EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND PATIENT CARE SKILLS.

Pharmacy Postgraduate

Gain the experience and confidence you need to provide exceptional patient care in a variety of settings.

Through our postgraduate pharmacy training programs, we offer multiple residency and fellowship positions yearly, including opportunities at CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center University Campus, CHI Health Creighton University Bergan Mercy and the Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice at Creighton University. We also offer an accredited community pharmacy residency program affiliated with our outpatient pharmacy.  

CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy

The inpatient pharmacy at CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy provides 24-hour comprehensive pharmacy services. During this postgraduate training opportunity, you will provide direct patient care on patient units in collaboration with medical personnel. You’ll also participate in pharmacokinetic monitoring, anticoagulant monitoring, IV to PO conversion, as well as other clinical pharmacy services. An operating room satellite pharmacy is open Monday through Friday. 

Mission Statement

The primary purpose of this residency training program in pharmacy practice is the provision of organized, directed, post-graduate training in pharmacy that centers on development of knowledge and skills needed to ensure rational medication therapy management. The program offers the resident the opportunity and stimulus to develop, to the highest degree obtainable, his or her professional expertise as a practitioner.

Practice Site

A tertiary care facility and major teaching hospital located in Omaha, Nebraska, Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy is a level I trauma, academic medical center with a teaching and research affiliation with Creighton University.

Required Rotations

  • Orientation & Training
  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Critical Care
  • Cardiology
  • Research

 

Required Longitudinal Rotations

  • Drug Information
  • Health System Management
  • Inpatient Pharmacy Staffing

 

Potential Electives

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Drug Information
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Management
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology/Hematology
  • Psychiatry
  • Trauma

 

Additional learning experiences may be designed to encompass the resident’s personal goals for the residency.

Experiences

Participants work directly with faculty within the Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine and hospital pharmacy staff to develop advanced practice skills in the areas of patient care and pharmacotherapy. 

Participants have the opportunity to complete teaching certification programs in building a teaching portfolio, advanced critical care and clinical pharmacocybernetics. Participants have multiple opportunities to gain teaching experience through the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. In addition, participants will gain experience precepting fourth year pharmacy students on rotation.

Participants are given ample time during the year to work on research projects of their own design that will be presented at the Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference. In addition, participants will gain exposure to other types of research being conducted both in the School of Pharmacy or CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center.

Participants will also gain experience in public speaking through the presentation of continuing education programs and journal club.

Positions Available

Six PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residents

Current Residents

Akosua Boateng, PharmDAkosua Boateng, PharmD

 

 

 

 

 

Kailey Frenzel, PharmDKailey Frenzel, PharmD

 

 

 

 

 

 Antonio Luo, PharmD

Antonio Luo, PharmD

 

 

 

 

 

Tiffany Ramos, PharmDTiffany Ramos, PharmD

 

 

 

 

 

 Jon Van Breusegen, PharmDJon Van Breusegen, PharmD

 

 

 

 

 

Megan Wachter, PharmDMegan Wachter, PharmD

 

 

 

 

 

Application Details

Candidates must be eligible for Nebraska licensure. To be considered for an interview, please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference and pharmacy transcripts through the PhORCAS system. Six residents will be selected.

Additional questions may be sent to:

Jennifer M. Anthone, Pharm.D., BCPS
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Director
Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist
Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy
7500 Mercy Road, Omaha, NE 68124
Phone: 402.398.5659 
Email: jennifer [dot] anthone [at] alegent [dot] org

CHI Health Immanuel Medical Center

Develop expertise in the provision of pharmaceutical care that centers on development of the knowledge and skills needed to become a competent and confident practitioner. Participants will be accountable for optimizing drug therapy and achieving the most favorable outcomes as a member of the CHI Health care team. Participants will provide drug information and education to patients, other healthcare professionals and students. The program is flexible and provides participants with a wide range of experiences.

Immanuel Medical Center is a full-service hospital, Cancer Center, Rehabilitation Center and Specialty Spine Hospital. Immanuel Medical Center also offers psychiatric services and serves as a hospitality house for out-of-town families.  Immanuel Medical Center has a teaching and research affiliation with Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions and has decentralized clinical pharmacists available to all care units.

Clinical pharmacy functions include pharmacokinetic monitoring and dosing, multidisciplinary care team rounding, antimicrobial stewardship, anticoagulation monitoring and management, drug information and overall pharmacotherapy monitoring and dosing.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Training Program is to provide organized and directed pharmacy training in a community hospital setting. The program develops the knowledge and skills of the resident in various areas including:

  • Medication therapy management
  • Communication
  • Practice management
  • Critical thinking
  • Time management
  • Clinical research
  • Drug information
  • Teaching

The program offers participants the opportunity and stimulus to develop, to the highest degree obtainable, his/her professional expertise as a practitioner. Graduates of this program will be highly qualified to practice as pharmacist clinicians in patient care positions, adjunct faculty positions or for PGY2 training in their area of choice.

Structure

The Immanuel Medical Center residency program consists of 12 months, to include a minimum of 2,000 hours of contact time, extended over 50 weeks. The structure of the program is organized to provide the achievement of residency goals in the areas of acute patient care and pharmacotherapy.

Opportunities

  • Provision of drug information related to patient care and prospective therapeutic drug monitoring to ensure provision of safe, efficacious and cost-effective pharmacotherapy to patients.
  • Decentralized clinical pharmacy services in medical surgical service, adult ICU, hematology/oncology, psychiatry and during multidisciplinary care team rounds.
  • Staffing as a clinical pharmacist in the inpatient pharmacy.
  • Teaching opportunities are available with didactic lectures, grand rounds presentations and precepting Pharm.D. students on clinical rotations.
  • Optional value-added programs are available through the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions including the teaching certificate program, reflection practitioner, and Ignatian values seminars and advanced critical care therapeutics.

 

Required Rotations Include

  • Orientation & training
  • Adult medicine
  • Adult psychiatry
  • Critical care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Ambulatory care

 

Required Longitudinal Rotations Include

  • Drug information & drug policy
  • Management
  • Staffing
  • Practice management project

 

Elective Rotations Offered

  • Child & adolescent psychiatry
  • Geropsychiatry
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery

 

*Required rotations may be repeated if desired.

Qualifications

  • The candidate must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree awarded from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy.
  • The candidate must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in Nebraska.
  • Membership in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is required.
  • To be considered for an onsite interview, the candidate must apply via the PhORCAS online application system by the listed deadline. The list of application materials may be found within the PhORCAS online application and will include the standard PhORCAS application, a curriculum vitae, pharmacy college transcripts and three letters of reference.

 

Stipend and Benefits

The Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency Program at Immanuel Medical Center offers a competitive stipend. Additional benefits include paid vacation/sick time, medical insurance plans and financial support to attend the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting.

Current Residents

Taylor Pick, PharmDTaylor Pick, PharmD

 

 

 

 

 

Program Contacts

James Bird, PharmD
PGY1 Residency Director
CHI Immanuel
6901 N 72nd Street 
Omaha, NE 68122
Phone: 402-572-2240
Email: James [dot] bird [at] alegent [dot] org

CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center University Campus – Community Practice

Gain experience and confidence in the development, implementation and delivery of community-based patient care services for multiple populations through direct patient care activities, interdisciplinary collaboration and management activities designed to foster the economic viability of patient care services.

The program seeks to engage participants in a variety of activities that facilitate leadership, enhance the clinical knowledge necessary to care for patients in a community setting and assess competency in the aspects of practice management that involve deciding upon, planning for, marketing and implementing a new patient care service. Participants will develop teaching skills used for educating patients, students, pharmacists and other health care providers as the basis for assuming a significant role in a community pharmacy and/or academia.

Program Details

The Creighton University Campus Pharmacy and Creighton University School of Pharmacy & Health Professions (CU SPAHP) offers two post-graduate year-one community practice residency positions. 

Program Outcomes and Goals

The Community Practice Residency is a 12-month program designed to develop clinicians that practice independently and excel in designing advanced patient care services in a community setting. The partnership between Creighton University and the Creighton University Campus Pharmacy provides participants with a well-rounded educational experience in a variety of settings, which focus on the core areas of practice specified in the ASHP/APhA Accreditation Standards, including patient care and practice management.

Upon completion, participants will be competent and confident practitioners as evidenced by their ability to:

  • Provide direct patient care to multiple populations within the community setting
  • Educate patients, students, pharmacists and other health care professionals
  • Develop collaborative practices with other health care providers
  • Exercise leadership skills in the areas of education, teaching and research
  • Provide clear and concise verbal and written information to health care providers, patients and the community
  • Develop investigative and problem-solving skills through the design, implementation, and completion of a research project with a manuscript suitable for publication
  • Manage a pharmacy with a focus on providing economically sustainable patient care services

 

Primary Residency Location

Creighton University Campus Pharmacy is currently located at 2412 Cuming St. Suite 201, on the 2nd level of the CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center University Campus in Omaha, Nebraska.

Creighton University Campus Pharmacy is a community pharmacy that provides outpatient services to patients in the community, discharge patients, ambulatory clinic patients and university employees. The pharmacy is owned and operated by Creighton University and is an active teaching site for community residents, clerkship students and student employees.

Duration

12 months (July 1 to June 30)

Primary Residency Faculty/Preceptors

  • Laura Klug, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
  • Ed DeSimone, M.S., Ph.D., FAPhA  Associate Professor, Pharmacy Science
  • Craig Kessler, Pharm.D.   Director, CUMC Clinic Pharmacy, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
  • Emily Knezevich, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
  • Nicole White, Pharm.D., CDE, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
    Darren Hein, Pharm.D. Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drug information center
  • Jessica Skradski, Pharm.D. Residency Program Director, Assistant Director of CUMC Clinic Pharmacy, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
  • Shana Castillo, Pharm.D., MBA, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice  
  • Mallory McKenzie, Pharm.D., staff pharmacist, CHI Health Clinic Pharmacy at Florence 

 

Core Responsibilities and Activities

The Community Practice Residency provides learning opportunities in multiple areas including:

  • Direct patient care
  • Teaching opportunities
  • Community service
  • Research
  • Practice management
  • Association management
  • Immunizations
  • Discharge prescription services
  • Teaching certificate program
  • Staffing

 

In addition to the learning opportunities above, participants will create a customized learning plan to guide their learning throughout the year. Strong consideration will be given to areas of interest for each participant in terms of providing educational experiences.

Participants will be required to prepare and submit a paper for publication and present a research project at the Midwest Pharmacy Residency Conference.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Candidates should be graduates of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program.
  • Applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the state or jurisdiction in which the residency program is conducted.
  • Individuals making application to residency programs that have applied for accreditation or that are accredited by ASHP must participate in and adhere to the rules of the Resident Matching Program (RMP) process as set forth in Rules for the ASHP Pharmacy Resident Matching Program.
  • Candidates must submit a personal statement that includes short-term and long-term professional goals and explains why the resident is interested in the program at CUMC Pharmacy and provide a curriculum vitae, college transcripts and three letters of recommendation via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) system by January 15th.

 

Stipend and Benefits

The PGY1 Pharmacy Program offers a competitive stipend. Additional benefits include paid time off, medical/dental insurance, a laptop computer for use during the residency and financial support to attend the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting and Midwest Pharmacy Residents’ conference.

Current Residents

 Trisha Benjamin, PharmDTrisha Benjamin, PharmD

 

 

 

 

 

Kelsey Kaku, PharmDKelsey Kaku, PharmD

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Jessica Skradski, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
CUMC Clinic Pharmacy Director, Community Pharmacy Residency
601 N. 30th Street Suite 2807
Omaha, NE 68131
Phone: 402.449.4560 option 0
Email: jessicaskradski [at] creighton [dot] edu

Drug Information Residency

The Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice at Creighton University offers a dynamic 1-year residency program (PGY1 or PGY2) in drug information with an emphasis in evidence-based practice. The program offers an intensive, rewarding experience in drug information practice that will develop skills and expertise that is suitable for a career path in a variety of settings. While providing an intensive experience in drug information practice, the residency is flexible enough to allow pursuit of individual interest areas. Residents are encouraged to explore areas of interest and gain exposure to a variety of practice settings.

Residency Site

The residency program is housed in the Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice at Creighton University. This facility is a 2000 sq ft office space located within the Health Sciences Library.

Affiliated Sites/Organizations

CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center University Campus, CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center Immanuel and CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Mercy. 

Duration

12 months (July 1 to June 30).

Accreditation

This residency is not accredited by an accrediting body. This is by choice of the program directors. The residency generally follows the definitions and guidelines set forth by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and would likely be accredited if accreditation was sought. However, at present time, the program directors have opted not to pursue accreditation.

Stipend/Benefits

$45,000 annually plus health benefits.

Academic Appointment

Instructor of Pharmacy Practice. 

Primary Faculty / Preceptors

  • Philip J. Gregory, PharmD, MS, FACN, Co-Director, Post-Graduate Program Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice; Director, Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice;
  • Darren J. Hein, PharmD; Co-Director, Post-Graduate Program Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
  • Zara Risoldi Cochrane, PharmD, MS, FASCP Associate Director, Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice; Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
  • Amy F. Wilson, PharmD Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice

 

Resident Qualifications

The resident should hold a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited U.S. pharmacy program before the start of the residency and be eligible for licensure in Nebraska. Previous pharmacy work experience or a residency in pharmacy practice is preferred, but not required. Demonstrated ability to communicate proficiently in writing and verbally is preferred.

Residency Experiences

The Drug Information Residency programs does not have blocked “rotations,” but does have a variety of experiences than occur throughout the 12 month period of the program.

1. Drug Information Consultation Service. The resident will become a competent practitioner in the area of drug information clinical practice by participating in the day-to-day operations and management of the drug information consultation service. This is a core competency that is emphasized throughout the duration of the program. The resident will provide evidence-based drug information consultations to health care professionals, working independently or collaboratively with Doctor of Pharmacy rotation students. This experience requires the resident to become proficient in evaluating and synthesizing large bodies of medical literature, complex medical decision making, and making clinical recommendations. A thorough understanding and skill in literature evaluation and evidence-based practice principles is required for this experience.

2. Medication Policy / Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee Support. The resident will play a key role in pharmacy and therapeutics committee support with affiliated institutions and other organizations. The resident will work independently and collaboratively with Doctor of Pharmacy rotation students to develop and present formulary monographs, therapeutic class reviews, and other medical policy activities.

3. Teaching & Education. Teaching is a core component of the residency. The resident will receive an academic appointment as Instructor of Pharmacy Practice. The resident will provide extensive advanced experiential training to Doctor of Pharmacy students during their required drug information rotation. The resident will have opportunities to teach in a didactic setting in for the course Literature Evaluation & Evidence-Based Practice and other courses.

4. Research. The resident will work collaboratively on research projects conducted through the Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice. A variety of research opportunities are available in the areas of clinical practice in drug information, scholarship of teaching and learning, meta-analysis and systematic reviews, and others. The resident will complete a minimum of one research project suitable for publication during the residency period.

Training Programs / Certificates

1. Teaching Certificate. The resident will participate in the required teaching certificate program offered at Creighton University. This longitudinal program will help develop foundational skills in curriculum development and teaching.

2. Evidence-Based Practice Certificate. The fellow will complete the required evidence-based practice certificate through the Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice. The program is intended to provide the foundational knowledge for evidence-based medical decision making including modules covering biostatistics, hypothesis testing, research design, developing a research protocol, and conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis.

3. Other. A variety of other opportunities are available throughout the residency year. Seminars on grant writing, leadership, research design, and others are available. Participation in these programs will be dependent on the interests of the resident and availability.

How to Apply

Submit by email or regular mail a letter of intent, CV, three (3) letters of recommendation and Doctor of Pharmacy program transcripts to:

Philip Gregory, PharmD, MS
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice
School of Pharmacy & Health Professions
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
Email: pgregory [at] creighton [dot] edu.

Drug Information Research Fellowship

The Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice at Creighton University offers a dynamic 2-year research fellowship program in drug information with an emphasis in evidence-based practice. The program offers an intensive, rewarding experience in drug information-related research and clinical practice that will develop skills and expertise that is suitable for a career path in academia, industry, or clinical practice. The program provides an intensive experience in drug information related research, practice, and teaching.

Primary Faculty / Preceptors 

  • Philip J. Gregory, PharmD, MS, FACN, Co-Director, Post-Graduate Program Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice; Director, Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice;
  • Darren J. Hein, PharmD; Co-Director, Post-Graduate Program Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
  • Zara Risoldi Cochrane, PharmD, MS, FASCP Associate Director, Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice; Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
  • Amy F. Wilson, PharmD Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice

 

Fellow Qualifications

The fellow should hold a Doctor of Pharmacy degree before the start of the program and be eligible for licensure in Nebraska. Previous pharmacy work experience or a residency in pharmacy practice is preferred, but not required. Demonstrated ability to communicate proficiently in writing and verbally is required. The fellow must be a self-starter and have the ability to manage numerous projects and responsibilities.

Fellowship Experiences

The Drug Information Research Fellowship programs offers three core experiences: 1.) research, 2.) drug information clinical practice, and 3.) teaching.

  • Research. The fellow will spend up to 75% of their time in the area of research. The fellow will work collaboratively on research conducted through the Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice. A variety of research opportunities are available in the areas of clinical practice in drug information, scholarship of teaching and learning, meta-analysis and systematic reviews, and others. The fellow may also have the opportunity to work with researchers outside the Center. The fellow will gain experience developing grant proposals, research project proposals, project planning and implementation, data collection and analysis, and development of scholarly manuscripts.
  • Drug Information Consultation Service. The fellow will become a competent practitioner in the area of drug information clinical practice by participating in the day-to-day operations and management of the drug information consultation service. This is a core competency that is emphasized throughout the duration of the program. A thorough understanding and skill in literature evaluation and evidence-based practice principles is required for this experience.
  • Medication Policy / Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee Support. The fellow will have the opportunity to be involved in pharmacy and therapeutics committee support work with affiliated institutions and other organizations.
  • Teaching & Education. The fellow will receive an academic appointment as Instructor of Pharmacy Practice. The fellow will provide extensive advanced experiential training to Doctor of Pharmacy students during their required drug information rotation as well as opportunities to teach in a didactic setting.
  • Elective Opportunities. The fellow is encouraged to explore areas of interest through the completion of projects that focus on areas of interest.

 

Training Programs / Certificates

  • Teaching Certificate. The fellow will participate in the required teaching certificate program offered at Creighton University. This longitudinal program will help develop foundational skills in curriculum development and teaching.
  • Evidence-Based Practice Certificate. The fellow will complete the required evidence-based practice certificate through the Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice. The program is intended to provide the foundational knowledge for evidence-based medical decision making including modules covering biostatistics, hypothesis testing, research design, developing a research protocol, and conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis.

 

Fellowship Site

The fellowship program is housed in the Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice at Creighton University. This facility is a 2000 sq ft office space located within the Health Sciences Library.

  • Duration: 24 months (July 1 to June 30)
  • Stipend/Benefits: $45,000 annually plus health benefits
  • Academic Appointment: Instructor of Pharmacy Practice

 

How to Apply

Submit by email or regular mail a letter of intent, CV, three (3) letters of recommendation, and Doctor of Pharmacy degree transcripts to:

Philip Gregory, PharmD, MS
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice
School of Pharmacy & Health Professions
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha,NE 68178
Email: pgregory [at] creighton [dot] edu

Natural Medicines Research Fellowship

The Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice at Creighton University offers a unique 2-year research fellowship program with an emphasis in natural medicines research. As a research fellowship, up to 75% of the program is dedicated to research. The remaining 25% focuses on clinical practice in the area of drug information and evidence-based practice. The program offers an intensive, rewarding experience developing research skills related to natural medicines, dietary supplements and alternative health practices. The fellow will gain experience primarily in the area of research synthesis including systematic review and meta-analysis. There will also be opportunities for experiences in the areas of survey design, educational research, medication policy, drug information, evidence-based practice, grant writing, teaching, medical/scholarly writing, and others.

Primary Faculty / Preceptors

  • Philip J. Gregory, PharmD, MS, FACN, Co-Director, Post-Graduate Program Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice; Director, Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice;
  • Darren J. Hein, PharmD; Co-Director, Post-Graduate Program Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
  • Zara Risoldi Cochrane, PharmD, MS, FASCP Associate Director, Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice; Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
  • Amy F. Wilson, PharmD Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice

 

Fellowship Site

The Natural Medicines Research Fellowship is housed in the Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice at Creighton University. This facility is a 2000 sq ft office space located within the Health Sciences Library.

  • Duration: 24 months (July 1 to June 30)
  • Stipend/Benefits: $45,000 annually plus health benefits
  • Academic Appointment: Instructor of Pharmacy Practice

 

Fellow Qualifications

The fellow should hold a Doctor of Pharmacy degree before the start of the program and be eligible for licensure in Nebraska. Previous pharmacy work experience or a residency in pharmacy practice is preferred, but not required. Demonstrated ability to communicate proficiently in writing and verbally is required.

Fellowship Experiences

The Natural Medicines Research Fellowship program offers three core experiences: 1.) research, 2.) drug information clinical practice, and 3.) teaching.

  • Research. The fellow will spend 75% or more time working in the area of research. The fellow will work collaboratively on research projects conducted through the Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice with a focus on natural medicines, dietary supplements and alternative health practices. A variety of research opportunities are available in the areas of meta-analysis and systematic review, drug information and medication policy, scholarship of teaching and learning, and others. The fellow may also have the opportunity to work with researchers outside the Center including those in the Cardiac Center, the Osteoporosis Research Center, or in other Creighton University-affiliated Centers and laboratories. The Fellow will complete a minimum of two independent research projects and well as serve as a co-investigator on other research projects with Center faculty. The fellow will gain experience developing grant proposals, research project proposals, project planning and implementation, data collection and analysis, and development of scholarly manuscripts.
  • Drug Information Consultation Service. The fellow will become a competent practitioner in the area of drug information clinical practice by participating in the day-to-day operations and management of the drug information consultation service. This is a core competency that is emphasized throughout the duration of the program. The fellow will provide evidence-based drug information consultations to health care professionals, working independently or collaboratively with Doctor of Pharmacy rotation students. This experience requires the fellow to become proficient in evaluating and synthesizing large bodies of medical literature, complex medical decision making, and making clinical recommendations. A thorough understanding and skill in literature evaluation and evidence-based practice principles is required for this experience.
  • Medication Policy / Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee Support. The fellow will have the opportunity to be involved in pharmacy and therapeutics committee support work with affiliated institutions and other organizations.
  • Teaching & Education. Teaching is a core component of the fellowship in natural medicines research. The fellow will receive an academic appointment as Instructor of Pharmacy Practice. The fellow will provide extensive advanced experiential training to Doctor of Pharmacy students during their required drug information rotation. The fellow will also have opportunities to teach in a didactic setting in for the course Literature Evaluation & Evidence-Based Practice and other courses.

 

Training Programs / Certificates

  • Teaching Certificate. The fellow will participate in the required teaching certificate program offered at Creighton University. This longitudinal program will help develop foundational skills in curriculum development and teaching.
  • Evidence-Based Practice Certificate. The fellow will complete the required evidence-based practice certificate through the Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice. The program is intended to provide the foundational knowledge for evidence-based medical decision making including modules covering biostatistics, hypothesis testing, research design, developing a research protocol, and conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis.

 

How to Apply

Submit by email or regular mail a letter of intent, CV, three (3) letters of recommendation and Doctor of Pharmacy degree transcripts to:

Philip Gregory, PharmD, MS
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice
School of Pharmacy & Health Professions
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
Email: pgregory [at] creighton [dot] edu