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Academic Pharmacy Fellowship

fellowship program

About the Program — Application Deadline Dec. 31, 2017 *2019 Program TBA*

The Fellowship in Academic Pharmacy at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy (UHCOP) is a 12-month postgraduate training opportunity for practicing pharmacists to obtain advanced practice, teaching and research experience with a member institution of the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the world’s largest medical center with more than 50 health-system, academic and non-profit healthcare related institutions.

The purpose of the program is to prepare pharmacists for a career in pharmacy education through training in teaching, curriculum development, college service, mentoring, scholarship and clinical practice. The fellows will be exposed to a variety of teaching responsibilities, such as lecturing, facilitating small group-based learning, course coordination and student assessment. In addition to extensive academic experience, the fellows will also participate in direct patient-care rotations based on their field of interest.

The training year will consist of approximately 60-70% teaching- and academic-related duties and 30-40% clinical practice. Highlights of the training program include participating for the entire year on a college committee, extensive teaching experience and flexible clinical practice opportunities. At the end of the training program, the academic fellows will be well prepared for a career in academia.

The fellows will be based out of UHCOP’s new nine-story, 300,000-square-foot Health Building 2, which opened in July 2017 and features a Compounding & Sterile Products Laboratory, OSCE Suites, active-learning classrooms, and other state-of-the-art instructional and research facilities.

The 2018-19 fellowship will run from July 2018 to July 2019. Fellowship period for 2019 program TBA.

About the College of Pharmacy

Founded in 1946, the University of Houston College of Pharmacy (UHCOP) combines the opportunities and experiences of the Texas Medical Center’s world-class healthcare community with resources of the University of Houston, a Carnegie-designated Tier One research university, to offer its students the best possible education in pharmacy. A proud member of the Texas Medical Center (TMC) for more than 30 years, UHCOP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and holds membership in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Select Fellowship Activities

Teaching and College Service
  • Design, implement, facilitate, and deliver innovative educational content within the Doctor of Pharmacy program
  • Develop skills in educational training through a variety of classroom experiences (i.e. didactic lecturing, facilitating skills labs, and small group active-learning environments)
  • Participate in a longitudinal specialty area of academia (i.e. Assessment, Curriculum, Admissions, Faculty Affairs, etc.)
  • Develop skills necessary for successful course coordination, precept Advanced Pharmacy Practice students on clinical rotation engage in mentorship activities through student organizations and community service
  • Exhibit professionalism through participation in pharmacy and interprofessional organizations and serving as student organization mentor
  • Complete the University of Houston Teaching Certificate
Scholarship
  • Complete a research project related to the scholarship of teaching, learning and/or education
  • Present research data at a professional meeting and submit a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal prior to the end of the fellowship
  • Submit paper for publication (systemic review, educational innovation, etc.)
  • Represent the college at selected professional meetings
  • Submission of a grant proposal will be taught and encouraged
Clinical Practice
  • Refine clinical practice skills by maintaining clinical practice skills and providing patient-centered care in a specialty of fellow’s choice (ambulatory care, internal medicine, cardiology, etc.)
  • Develop pharmacy practice experience and expertise in support of the clinical knowledge expected of a faculty member
  • Coordinate health fairs and population health initiatives in conjunction with student organizations