ESTABLISHING PHARMACY PRACTICE RESIDENCY: BUILD YOUR OWN CAPACITY

Abdulrazaq S. Al-Jazairi,m PharmD, MBA, FCCP, BCPS. Deputy Director, Pharmaceutical Care Division King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre. KSA

 

This presentation points out the need for establishing national standards for pharmacy residency programs. Additionally, provides key points for a successful programs. Furthermore, it highlight the need for pursuing ASHP accreditation as a strategic goal for many international residency programs that seek higher standards of practice and training. Having KFSH&RC being the first ASHP-accredited program outside the United States sets the stage for global advancement in standardization of pharmacy residencies. Without the advocate role of ASHP in improving pharmacy practice and training around the world, this goal can be difficult to attain.

 

Objectives:

  • Describe the need for establishing a pharmacy residency for a given healthcare system
  • Outline practical steps in establishing pharmacy residency

Highlight expected challenges in establishing the pharmacy residency program