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Community Pharmacy Residency Program Graduates Third Class

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Catherine Black (second from left) and Rosemary Call (second from right), the most recent graduates of the pharmacy school's community residency program, were honored with a luncheon hosted by program administrators (from left) Justin Sherman, Laurie Warrington, Leigh Ann Ross and Lauren Bloodworth.

September 06, 2012

Drs. Catherine Black and Rosemary Call are the most recent graduates of the School of Pharmacy's Community Pharmacy Residency Program, which is designed to advance Doctor of Pharmacy graduates' patient care, patient care services, practice management, and research and teaching skills.

Black and Call, who both obtained their Pharm.D. degrees from Ole Miss in May 2011, completed the residency program's single year of post-graduate training this summer and received certificates of program completion at a graduation luncheon in their honor.

"Our residency program provides opportunities for conducting research, precepting Pharm.D. students, educating patients with chronic diseases and providing individualized medication therapy management in community pharmacy settings," said Leigh Ann Ross, associate dean for clinical affairs and chair of pharmacy practice.

After graduating this summer, Dr. Black began putting her advanced MTM skills to use at a Nashville-area Walgreens, while Dr. Call began another residency at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, where she is pursuing her interest in medication use safety.

With support from the Delta Pharmacy Patient Care Management Project, the pharmacy school created the Community Pharmacy Residency Program four years ago because of the growing number of Pharm.D. graduates seeking opportunities to further develop their skills. Those enrolled in the program complete community pharmacy, ambulatory care and community-based rural health practice experiences. They also must complete a research project and participate in the pharmacy school's teaching program.

Dr. Lauren Compton, the residency program's first graduate in 2010, is a clinical consultant with Catalyst RX in Jackson. The program's 2011 graduates – Drs. Meagan Minor Brown and Courtney Davis – are both clinical assistant professors in the school's Department of Pharmacy Practice.

Dr. Brown, whose practice site is the G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center in Yazoo City, is part of the "Pharmacy Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Project," a partnership between the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Mississippi State Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Davis, whose practice site is the Diabetes Care Group™ in Jackson, is part of "Project IMPACT: Diabetes," which is funded by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation.

The program's current residents are Dr. Jasmine McKee, a May Pharm.D. graduate of Ole Miss, and Dr. Liza Wilson, a May Pharm.D. graduate of the University of Missouri School of Pharmacy in Kansas City.