How Important Is a Pharmacy Residency?

How Important Is a Pharmacy Residency?

March 18, 2020

Pharmacy professor and student working in labAs pharmacy students near the end of their professional education, they begin to ask themselves a question: Should I pursue a postgraduation residency?

For those who want to pursue more clinical work in a hospital setting, clinics, or a specialized setting, the answer is unequivocally yes.

A pharmacy residency allows you to apply the knowledge and skills you've learned in school to real patients, situations, and settings. You will also be exposed to different facets of practice and learn about the many and varied career paths available to pharmacists today. And, keep in mind that there are very few new graduate pharmacists hired today without a residency in the hospital setting or specialized fields.

The Cedarville University School of Pharmacy is equipping its graduates with pharmacy excellence and Christlike compassion. Those of our students who want a residency are finding them, and they’re ending up at prestigious locations such as the Mayo Clinic, St. Jude, and the Cleveland Clinic. And recent rankings prove it.

Our 2020 residency placement rates were:

  • Ranked #1 in Ohio
  • Ranked #1 in the Midwest
  • Ranked #1 in the U.S. for Christian and faith-based schools
  • Ranked #4 in the U.S. overall

A Pharm.D. from Cedarville will equip you with the pharmacy skills and knowledge you need to succeed.