ASHP offers help with new PGY1 residency accreditation standard

May 4, 2015

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists offers two new guidance documents as well as online training to help with meeting the new ASHP Accreditation Standard for Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Residency Programs.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) offers two new guidance documents as well as online training to help with meeting the new ASHP Accreditation Standard for Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Programs.

Residency programs can use the documents to better understand the accreditation standard, its competency goals and objectives, and how to measure their compliance to the new standard. The guidance documents also include how compliance will be evaluated, including necessary documentation, discussions with the program director, preceptors, and residents, and observations during facility tours.

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Online training webinars are also available to help review the requirements for accreditation of PGY1 residency programs. Additional live workshops will be conducted at the National Pharmacy Preceptors Conference and Midyear Clinical Meeting.

“We believe that these guidance documents and online training options provide an enhanced level of support to residency programs implementing the new standards and will facilitate a more efficient residency accreditation process,” said Janet Silvester, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, who is ASHP vice president of accreditation services.

For more information, contact the ASHP Accreditation Services Office at asd@ashp.org.