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, Maya Chilbert, Nicole Cieri-Hutcherson, Christopher Daly, Nick Fusco, Francis Gengo, David Jacobs, Qing Ma, Calvin Meaney, Gene Morse, Nick Smith, Kathleen Tornatore, Brian Tsuji, Bob Wahler, and Ashley Woodruff.
Early match opportunities for P4 elective research rotations are offered and students will complete at least 1 non-direct patient care APPE elective rotation 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.
Students must not have any unsatisfactory grades in required courses. Students must have a documented history of professional organization involvement and career goals that align with the program. Points in a variety of categories will be awarded based on the student's experience and explanation of goals. Additional points will be awarded to students on the Faculty Merit and Dean’s List. (One additional point for each semester on the Faculty Merit List and two additional points for each semester on Dean’s List).
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 not have any unsatisfactory grades in required courses.
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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