Post-Doctoral Fellows Program
The VCU Department of Pharmacy offers a Combined Degree Program allowing selected students the opportunity to simultaneously obtain a Pharm.D . and M.S. or Ph.D. degree. This document summarizes an optional post-doctoral training program (called the Post-Doctoral-Fellows Program (PDFP) for selected students enrolled in the pharmacotherapy track of the Pharm.D./M.S. program. This PDFP option is not currently available
for applicants who already have completed requirements for a pharmacy degree.
Pharmacy Practice Residency
The Pharmacy Practice Residency is a twelve-month program designed and structured to provide the organized health care practice community and the pharmacy profession with knowledgeable, creative, and resourceful practitioners who can provide direct patient care services in an institutional practice environment. It supplements an academic pharmacy education and provides the opportunity and necessary stimulus
for graduate pharmacists to develop their knowledge and expertise in the provision of pharmaceutical care. The program is flexibly designed to accommodate the training needs of Doctor of Pharmacy degree graduates. This residency participates in the ASHP Matching Program.
Congressional Healthcare Pharmacy Fellow Program
In 2006, the VCU School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Society of Health- System Pharmacists, established the country’s first pharmacy Healthcare Policy Fellow Program. The program focuses on legislative policy analysis and development. Under the leadership of Gary R. Matzke, Pharm.D., of the VCU School of Pharmacy; Ed Webb, PharmD., M.P.H., of ACCP; and Brian Meyer of ASHP, the program was developed to provide active learning in multiple policy environments.