SWOSU Pharmacy Residency Programs Gain Accreditation

Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s College of Pharmacy in Weatherford recently received news that both its affiliated residency programs in Oklahoma City were granted accreditation by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists.

Earlier this year, surveyors visited the SWOSU-Walgreens Company Community Pharmacy and INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center-SWOSU Pharmacy programs, which provide postgraduate training for students.

The Walgreens residency program is based at the Walgreens Health System Pharmacy located inside Saint’s Medical Plaza at Saint Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. The pharmacy location offers a variety of innovative clinical pharmacy services for patients who are prescribed complex therapies for various conditions including HIV/AIDS, cancer, transplantation and hepatitis C. The community pharmacists at this site work closely with medical staff, case workers, and clinical coordinators to provide optimal drug therapy for patients. In addition, residents gain insight on management issues that can affect the implementation of patient care services in the community pharmacy setting.

The INTEGRIS  program is located at Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City. The program prepares highly skilled and knowledgeable clinical pharmacy practitioners for patient care positions in a community teaching hospital, adjunct faculty positions, or to pursue post graduate training in a focused area of practice. The diverse patient population at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center provides a unique opportunity to engage the resident in improving his or her skills in patient care, decision-making, practice management, education and leadership.

Dr. Nancy Williams, associate dean of clinical programs and chair of the SWOSU Department of Pharmacy Practice, said the university values its working relationship with both Walgreens and INTEGRIS and is pleased with the news about accreditation.