Colorado Pharmacy Residency Teaching Certificate (CPRTC) Program

Program Goal

To provide an opportunity to enhance teaching skills through practical training and actual hands on teaching experience both in the university setting as well as the clinical practice setting. A focus will be placed on both classroom and clinical practice teaching/precepting. Participants of the program should feel comfortable with designing and implementing educational programs within the clinical practice environment, as well as gain adequate exposure to consider if a career in academia is desired. The Teaching Certificate is awarded to participants that successfully complete the program requirements.

Program Outcomes

  1. The program participant will be able to demonstrate their expanded knowledge in a variety of instructional settings.
  2. The program participant will possess an enhanced teaching skill set to utilize in both the classroom and clinical setting
  3. The program participant will be able to create a teaching portfolio following completion of required experiences.

Target Audience

The Colorado Pharmacy Residency Teaching Certificate Program is intended for pharmacists with an interest in classroom teaching, occasional lecturing and/or precepting of students. Participants do not have to be committed to a career path targeting full time academia.

Program Directors

Sara Wettergreen

Sara Wettergreen PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM

Assistant Professor
  • Department of Clinical Pharmacy


Primary Phone:724-303-0292

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

12850 East Montview Boulevard

Office: V20-1218

Aurora, CO 80045

Clinical Activities:

Dr. Wettergreen is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at UCHealth Lone Tree Primary Care. Clinical pharmacy services at this site primarily consists of implementing population health management initiatives and providing pharmacotherapy consultations. Dr. Wettergreen’s clinical areas of interest include diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, pain management, and safe medication use. 

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency (PGY2), University of Colorado (2015-2016)
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1), Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (2014-2015)
  • PharmD, South Dakota State University (2014)
  • BS, Pharmaceutical Sciences, South Dakota State University (2012)


  • American Pharmacists Association Distinguished New Practitioner 2020
  • Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists New Pharmacist of the Year 2018 


  • American Pharmacists Association
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Colorado Pharmacists Society
  • Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity
  • Phi Lambda Sigma

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