Pharmacy Fellowship

Purpose

The University of Montana Public Health &Rural Medicine pharmacy fellowship is designed to prepare the fellow for a variety of roles in academia, public health leadership, and/or population health management in clinical practice sites. The fellow will gain skills for these future career opportunities through a combination of clinical experiences, project development and research in public health and population health management, graduate coursework, and training in pharmacy academia.

The program is structured to provide a combination of longitudinal experiences alongside shorter rotations within training focus areas. While the program will have mandatory minimum requirements for completion of the fellowship, fellows will be encouraged to collaborate with the Program Director to develop an individualized training experience to meet their learning needs. The main components of the training program include

Research and Scholarship

The fellow will have the opportunity to join in collaboration with faculty on the development of existing pharmacy and public health programs and research projects, in addition to working to establish their own independent research. The fellow will be encouraged to develop skills in grant-writing and seek support for their research through extramural grant funding.

Training & Professional Development

The fellow will have the opportunity to earn their Master in Public Health (MPH) or other certificate within the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences and the School of Public and Community Health Scienceswith a University of Montana tuition waiver benefit. More information on our public health training program is available at: http://health.umt.edu/publichealth/prospective-students/program-information/default.php. The fellow will also be provided with professional development funds to assist with travel to conferences or other relevant training opportunities and certifications.

Teaching

The fellow will have the opportunity to develop their teaching skills through instruction in the PharmD curriculum, including facilitation of small group discussions, practical skills labs, and precepting students in clinical sites. The fellow will have faculty mentorship in development of teaching skills and the opportunity to earn a Teaching Certificate during their fellowship training.

Clinical Practice

The fellow will have the opportunity to gain clinical experience and work side-by-side with clinical faculty, PGY1 pharmacy residents, medical residents, and APPE/IPPE students in a number of settings, including:

  • Required longitudinal experience in telehealth/MTMand rural health screening services through the IPHARM program (https://health.umt.edu/ipharm/)
  • Elective ambulatory care services at:
    • University of Montana Curry Health Center
    • Providence Grant Creek FamilyMedicine
    • Community Physician Group
  • Elective interprofessional global health experiences –Sukadana, Indonesia
  • Elective rural health and interprofessional clinical experiences

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary: $45,000 annually
  • A competitive stipend with benefits package including:
    • 15vacation days per year
    • 12 sick days per year
    • University of Montana tuition waiver benefiteligibility
    • Professional development funds

Required Qualifications

  1. Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree
  2. Current Montana pharmacist license or eligibility for licensure in Montana
  3. Ability to meet all requirements for employment by the University of Montana, which will include a background check

Applicants at all levels of training will be considered for the position, including new pharmacy graduates and those completing PGY1 or PGY2training.

Apply

Interested applicants should submit the following documents:

  • A letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Official pharmacy school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation

Please submitthe above documents electronically to the Program Director:
Hayley Blackburn, Pharm.D., BCACP
Skaggs Building 331
32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: (406) 243-6796
Email: Hayley.blackburn@umontana.edu

Application documents are due by January 15th, 2019. Candidates will be required to complete a telephone/video interview with the Program Director and other involved faculty and may be invited for an on-site interview. Please contact Hayley Blackburn with any questions regarding the program and/or application process.