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KU School of Pharmacy ranks 19th in students accepted to post-residency positions

June 18, 2014

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The Kansas University School of Pharmacy ranks 19th among schools of pharmacy in the percentage of students accepted to post-graduation residency positions, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

School of Pharmacy Associate Dean Harold Godwin said graduates are increasingly looking to residency programs for advanced training in areas such as cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine and oncology.

"The number of career options for our Pharm.D. graduates continues to grow," Godwin said. "As pharmacists take a more active role in direct patient care, whether in a community pharmacy, a hospital, or whatever the setting, many seek areas of specialty practice. Residency programs can provide that next level of on-the-job training and can accelerate the Pharm.D. graduates’ career."

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