New publication for pharmacy residents to debut in June

April 3, 2015

The mission of this peer-reviewed journal is to offer a forum for pharmacists to share their research and quality improvement projects from their residency training in an effort to advance patient care and optimize medication use.

This June pharmacy residents will have a new publication to call their own-AJHP Residents Edition.

The mission of this peer-reviewed journal is to offer a forum for pharmacists to share their research and quality improvement projects from their residency training in an effort to advance patient care and optimize medication use, according to Daniel J. Cobaugh, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT, in a recent editorial in AJHP.

“Practice-based research encourages evaluations of empirical approaches to care rather than those founded in what we believe is best,” Cobaugh noted. “Further, similar to interdisciplinary patient care models, pursuit of research questions in the practice setting provides an opportunity to collaborate with other professionals as we address practice challenges.”

Cobaugh believes it is imperative for the pharmacy profession to develop pharmacy residents as “new practice-based investigators,” and with the increasing number of residency slots, ASHP’s commitment to practice-based research will flourish.

He noted that the ASHP Research and Education Foundation will continue to provide opportunities for research grants for residents and new pharmacy practitioners, and the AJHP Residents Edition will be a valuable resource to share the results of that research.

The April 15 issue of AJHP calls for papers for the new residents’ publication.

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