The Pacific University School of Pharmacy / Oregon Board of Pharmacy (PUSOP-OBOP) Academic & Regulatory Fellowship is designed to transition the fellow from a general practitioner to a regulatory pharmaceutical specialist and clinical educator. Upon successful completion of the PUSOP-OBOP Fellowship, graduates will be on track to pursue careers in: 1) Regulatory services at a State Board of Pharmacy upon meeting qualifications for state employment (i.e. licensed in Oregon and 5 yrs as a licensed pharmacist), and 2) Academic/faculty positions that involve pharmacy practice, the tripartite mission of didactic and experiential teaching responsibilities, scholarship, and school service, as well as preceptor development opportunities. The fellowship gives participants the unique opportunity to experience careers in the areas of government and academia, thereby qualifying graduates to pursue career opportunities in these respective areas.
Our mission is to train pharmacists to be effective agents of the Board, as well as provide development opportunities in the areas of the academic tripartite mission. Expectations related to effectiveness as a Board agent include development opportunities to promote, preserve and protect the public health, safety and welfare by ensuring high standards in the practice of pharmacy and by regulating the quality, manufacture, sale and distribution of drugs.
Expectations for fellows’ teaching responsibilities include participation in all components of the tripartite mission of academic life: teaching, scholarship, and service. Fellows hold a post-graduate instructor position and are considered faculty by Pacific University. Fellows will learn and employ teaching methods for various settings, including one-on-one precepting, small group facilitation, and large class didactic teaching. Through school committee service, fellows will hone their teamwork and project management skills.
Dissemination of knowledge through peer-reviewed methods is a critical component of academia and is therefore an expectation of the fellowship. Fellows will complete at least one major project focusing on the implementation and/or assessment of a new service or protocol within the OBOP, and in collaboration with SOP faculty and administration. Data gathered from this project will be presented via an ASHP Midyear Meeting poster (conference negotiable), a profession conference platform presentation, and a written manuscript. If interested, fellows will also be given the opportunity to partner with SOP faculty member(s) to complete an academia-focused project. This opportunity may culminate in an American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting poster and/or manuscript (conference negotiable).
PharmD from a ACPE-accredited College/School of Pharmacy; preference will be granted to those having successfully completed a 1-year post-graduate education program, e.g., PGY1 pharmacy residency
About Pacific University School of Pharmacy in collaboration with the Oregon Board of Pharmacy
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