AMCP, ASHP approve new pharmacy residency standards

July 2, 2007

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and ASHP have approved a new standard for managed care pharmacy residencies that aims to improve training for pharmacists as they prepare for this specialized area of practice. T

AThe Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and ASHP have approved a new standard for managed care pharmacy residencies that aims to improve training for pharmacists as they prepare for this specialized area of practice. The new standard establishes criteria for systematic training that help the residents gain professional competence in managed care organizations, such as health plans, PBMs, and government agencies. The standard also creates two separate documents for the residents: one that defines the standard and another that identifies the residents' outcomes, goals, and objectives. The new standards "will ensure that managed care residency programs reflect the way pharmacists make decisions for patients, which increases young pharmacists' knowledge and understanding of managed care environments," noted Judith Cahill, executive director of AMCP.

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