The goal of this program is to prepare pharmacists for a career in healthcare quality improvement, medication safety, and population health by providing the opportunity to gain important skills and knowledge in this area. Within the program, the fellow will focus on medication safety, quality, pharmacy regulation and quality improvement.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to submit the application materials listed below to POPpharmDfellow@cop.ufl.edu by December 30, 2022:
- Personal Statement (In two pages or less, describe your background, interest and experience in Healthcare Quality, Medication Safety, and Population Health, and your career goals)
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Three Letters of Recommendation (sent to the above email address)
The fellowship is two years in length, beginning July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2025.
Number of Fellows
Two concurrent fellows, with one new fellow each year.
The fellow will work for UF Health Physicians outpatient practices as well as the UF College of Pharmacy in Gainesville, FL, USA.
Opportunities for Professional Development
- Evaluate literature in medication safety and healthcare quality
- Lead the Clinical Safety Committee and serve on the Quality & Safety team
- Provide vital medication information and safety perspectives to clinical personnel
- Oversee medication and vaccine use at UF Health outpatient practices alongside a licensed consultant pharmacist
- Develop an understanding of data science and programming to conduct outcomes research
- Conduct and evaluate quality improvement projects
- Assess billing and electronic health record data for quality improvement purposes
- Complete a Teaching Certificate from the University of Florida
- Complete Certificate in one of the following programs: Applied Pharmacoeconimics, Pharmaceutical Regulation, Managed Care Pharmacy Systems, or Pharmaceutical Value Assessment and Communications
- Serve as a Teaching Assistant and lead topic discussions in the Pharm.D. curricula
- Conduct inspections of a variety of UF Health clinics in primary and specialty care
- Provide clinical and regulatory guidance to other healthcare professionals regarding the use of medications
- Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited institution
- Florida Pharmacist license in good standing; or eligibility for such licensure
Diversity, Inclusion & Health Equity Statement
The Healthcare Quality, Medication Safety, and Population Health Fellowship program is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in both the recruitment process and in the workplace. Our program is strengthened by including those from varied backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We hold ourselves accountable for creating an inclusive and nurturing learning environment ensuring equal opportunity for all trainees. The UF College of Pharmacy and our training program is dedicated to assisting all trainees in their pursuit of excellence as they strive to achieve their personal and professional goals.
Rachel C Reise Pharm.D., M.S.
Current and Past Fellows
|2020-2022||Rachel Reise||Clinical Assistant Professor, UF College of Pharmacy|
|2018-2020||Silken Usmani||Medical Writer in Clinical Affairs, Integra LifeSciences|
|2015-2017||Jessica Gonzalez||Poison Information Specialist at Atrium Health; Quality Improvement & Medication Safety Pharmacist|
|2013-2015||Omjoy Ganesh||Manager of Clinical Risk at UF Health Shands|
|2012-2013||Katherine Cich||Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist at Orlando VA Medical Center|
|2010-2012||Carolyn Smith||Medication Safety Officer at Department of Veterans Affairs|