Additional program experiences

Additional program experiences


  • Residents are required to develop and complete a major research project
  • Preceptors will present project ideas during orientation
  • Topics are selected based on each resident’s clinical interests
  • Residents will develop a formal research proposal and submit protocol to IRB
  • Residents (at the discretion of their RPD) will present their research project (poster, podium or virtual) at a RAC approved venue determined on a yearly basis
  • Complete a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal under the guidance of the resident's project preceptor
  • Participate in pharmacy focus groups (Spring) for research project idea development for the incoming residency class
  • Current resident research projects

Pharmacy Grand Rounds (PGRs)

  • PGR presentations consist of Category One CME approved continuing education provided to faculty, staff, students, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and advance registered nurse practitioners
  • PGRs are scheduled between August and June (excluding portions of December through March)
  • The goal of each PGR is to improve the resident's communication skills, literature evaluation techniques, and gain an understanding of the continuing education process
  • Topics will be selected by the resident with guidance from their PGR residency preceptor and should involve a therapeutic or practice management controversy. PGY1 residents will present one PGR in the fall and one PGR in the spring
  • Past resident PGR presentation listings

Teaching Certificate Program (PGY1s)

  • PGY1 residents are required to complete a teaching certificate program which will allow the resident to participate in a wide-variety of activities related to pharmacy education and explore the external forces that impact the educational process
  • The focus is to introduce residents to the many aspects involved in teaching including didactic and clinical instruction
  • Residents will gain a broad understanding of pharmacy education on an institutional and national level
  • Residents will develop their own teaching portfolio and teaching philosophy

UNMC College of Pharmacy Teaching Activities

  • Resident involvement in all teaching activities fosters the development and refinement of the resident’s teaching skills and knowledge base
  • Teaching opportunities complement the teaching certificate program, allowing the resident to enhance their teaching portfolio and utilize their knowledge from this course
  • Residents will serve as co-preceptors for pharmacy students on clinical rotations
  • Participation in various activities including in-services, didactic lectures, case studies, pharmacotherapy lab facilitation and physical assessment are available to each resident

Volunteer Opportunities

Residents have the opportunity to volunteer at the Sharing Clinic, which is a student run clinic serving the underserved of the Omaha community. The clinic is staffed by medical, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, and lab students, and is overseen by a physician, pharmacist and any other licensed providers in attendance. Residents electing to participate will fill a position as the supervising PharmD and will oversee pharmacy students as they interview and examine patients with the medical students. Participating residents can use this opportunity to gain additional precepting experience.

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