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About our Fellowship Program

The Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) Health Equity and Systems Thinking Pharmacy Fellowship program may be a great choice for you. Our program provides a unique opportunity for graduates to work in a forward-thinking, fast-paced, and detail-oriented environment while furthering their skill sets.

The fellowship is aimed to position our graduates to improve health equity through advocacy, recognition of systems thinking, and adoption of community resources/partnerships to improve chronic conditions and address national crises, such as opioid use disorders.

Evidence from leading national agencies indicates that, despite advancements in medical care, disparities persist in health care across diverse populations. There is a call for addressing multi-layered factors influencing health inequities.

We believe that reducing health disparities and improving health literacy should be a priority of pharmacy practice. As leaders, educators, and collaborators within interdisciplinary teams and health systems, pharmacists are well-positioned to improve cultural competency, quality, and ease of access to health care for patients.

Systems thinking is an approach to problem-solving that views “problems” as part of a wider, dynamic system.  The pharmacist’s competence in systems thinking will provide them with tools and approaches to mapping, measurement, and understanding the dynamics of a system to enable solutions for improvements.

Explore our Fellowship

Focal training areas
  • Social Determinants of Health and Healthcare Disparities
  • Practice Management and Systems Thinking
  • Quality Improvement or Research Project
  • Leadership and Management
  • Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge
core contribution opportunities
  • Develop an assessment that incorporates structural and process of care indicators to improve health literacy and communication between pharmacy and patients during the medication management encounter
  • Conduct a longitudinal research project for presentation at a professional platform
  • Develop a structured Certificate Program in areas of health equity, disparity, and systems thinking for preceptors and pharmacist leaders

What sets the CPS Fellowship Program apart?

  • No other program offers evidence-based training in building a deeper understanding of social determinants of health and health disparities to improve care for our most vulnerable patients
  • Receive didactic training in health equity and systems thinking in addition to opportunities for hands-on application with direct patient care
  • Position your next career move with an important, highly-employer sought, real-world skill set with cultural and linguistic competence
  • Opportunity to participate in paving the way and advocate change in pharmacy curriculum and pharmacy practice to include education and strategies to drive health equity
  • Access to pharmacy experts and resources from an industry leader with the largest U.S. footprint both in employing pharmacists and providing pharmacy consulting services

Are You Interested?

Applicant requirements

We are currently accepting applications for a planned training year start date in July 2021.

what is required of you
  • Graduate of a college of pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Licensure as a Registered Pharmacist must be in good standing
  • Completion of a Postgraduate year one (PGY-1) pharmacy residency or equivalent training
  • Submission of a complete application, including curriculum vitae, a personal letter of intent, and three reference letters
  • If you are invited for an interview, you must deliver a presentation and complete a writing sample

Benefits offered

  • Personal workspace
  • Salary with insurance benefits
  • Paid holiday, personal and sick time
  • Professional conference attendance
  • Potential future employment