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SWOSU College of Pharmacy Begins Residency Program
July 31, 2013
Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford started its first pharmacy residency program in July of this year.
This community pharmacy residency is in collaboration with Walgreens Health System Pharmacy, which is located inside Saint’s Medical Plaza at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. The purpose of the year-long residency is to provide additional clinical training in a formalized setting and to help build the confidence of new pharmacist practitioners.
SWOSU College of Pharmacy graduate Jasmine Turner was selected during the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) national resident matching process to be the first resident of the newly-established SWOSU-Walgreens Community Pharmacy Residency.
SWOSU, in partnership with Walgreens, was the recipient in 2012 for one of 15 Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project grants in the amount of $50,000 to be paid over three years. The grant came from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation, and Dr. Nancy Williams led the efforts to secure the grant.
Williams serves as residency program director, and Jay Kinnard from Walgreens is the primary preceptor/site coordinator.