Owensboro Health Pharmacy Residency Program Earns National Accreditation
Owensboro Health’s Pharmacy Residency Program has been accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, paving the way for further growth of the program.
Accreditation for the program comes after a lengthy process, including submission of documentation, questionnaires and a two-day on-site visit. Following the visit, the program received full accreditation, which lasts for six years.
The pharmacy residency program is a one-year curriculum that serves as post-graduate training for licensed pharmacists interested in obtaining additional clinical experience. During their time at Owensboro Health, they gain practical experience working alongside veteran pharmacists in a variety of different areas across the spectrum of healthcare.
Owensboro Health’s Pharmacy Residency Program takes on two pharmacists each year and is currently in its second year, with residents for next year’s program currently being recruited. Clinical Pharmacist Carolynn Horn, who works as a co-coordinator for the program, said the accreditation is a big step.
“We worked really hard for this accreditation and are excited that our program has now been validated,” Horn said. “It was a tedious and long process, but for our efforts we have a great program. We are very proud to have earned the maximum accreditation length of six years.”