The Clinical Research Program (CRP) is an opportunity for third and fourth year PharmD students to elevate themselves for placement in fellowships and residencies via individualized clinical and translational research programs. The CRP has a proven track record of providing students robust didactic and experiential clinical research activities which prepares them to compete for competitive post graduate training positions.
Each student will be paired with a pharmacy practice faculty member in areas of their interest. Faculty who have served as CRP mentors include: Edward Bednarczyk, Calvin Meaney, Qing Ma, David Jacobs, Francis Gengo, Eugene Morse, Brian Tsuji, Kathleen Tornatore, Denise Swiatek, and Christopher Daly.
Early match opportunities for P4 elective research rotations are offered and students will complete at least 2 APPE elective rotations with their mentor.
Students will present and defend their research protocols in the spring of P3 and P4 years via a 10 to 15 minute platform presentation. Opportunities to compete for UB SPPS Best Poster Award Winner and Sigma Si are available.
Highly motivated students will be able to publish their findings in professional journals.
Most of our students have not had clinical or translational research experiences—our job is to get all interested students into research where we will give you tools to be involved in clinical research. A GPA greater than 3.0 is required.
Digital Badge Title: Clinical Pharmacy Research
This program will help you to become a future leader in pharmacy clinical and translational research. The program designed to encourage Pharm D students to conduct original research.
The program consists of three courses and a co-curricular experience
The program requires two years (four semesters) to complete
Who is eligible for the Clinical Pharmacy Research program?
Pharmacy students in their P2 year apply in January. Students must have a pharmacy GPA of 3.0 or higher.
If accepted students will complete the program requirements in their last two professional years- P3 and P4 years.
What skills will I obtain?
You will engage in an original clinical pharmacy research experience. You will ask critical clinical questions, formulate a hypothesis, write a research proposal, and finally, conduct your research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
What will I earn when I complete this program?
You will earn a notation on your academic transcript as well as a digital badge that you may use on your digital resume or social media sites.
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