Since 1990, the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has led the way in postgraduate training of pharmacy residents. As the recipients of the 2019 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Residency Excellence Award and Preceptor Award for our Ambulatory Care Residency, we’re here to prepare you for high levels of success.
Pharmacy postgraduate training is administered in conjunction with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) Department of Pharmacy, and UCH serves as the primary training site for all residents.
We offer two types of residencies: pharmacy practice residencies and specialized pharmacy practice residencies. All residencies are accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP), the nation's primary accrediting body for pharmacy postgraduate training programs.
The purpose of pharmacy practice residencies is to provide new pharmacy graduates with training and education in the fundamentals of exemplary contemporary pharmacy practice in organized healthcare systems. We achieve this training by providing our residents with opportunities to conceptualize, integrate, and transform accumulated experiences and knowledge into improved drug therapy which will lead to improved patient outcomes. The purpose of specialized residencies is to provide additional training to develop expert knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities in a specialized area of pharmacy practice.
Specialized residencies build upon the broad-based knowledge and skills, values, and clinical judgment achieved during pharmacy practice residencies, deepening the residents' ability to provide pharmaceutical care in the most complex of cases or in the support of care at the departmental level of management.