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ISU Pharmacy Residencies Receive Accreditation

POCATELLO- Idaho State University's pharmacy residencies have both received full accreditation from the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacist (ASHP). The ISU College of Pharmacy and Bengal Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residency Program was established in 2013 and was recently upgraded from candidate status to become accredited by the ASHP. Residency accreditation is instrumental for resident recruitment and training. Additionally, ASHP accreditation elevates the minimum standards of pharmacy practice training sites.

Additionally, the ISU College of Pharmacy and Department of Family Medicine Pharmacotherapy Residency Program received continued ASHP accreditation through 2020.

The pharmacotherapy residency program is a two-year post graduate training program where pharmacy residents train alongside medical residents in the clinic and hospital settings. The community pharmacy residency program is a one-year post graduate training program housed at Bengal Pharmacy where residents develop innovative clinical pharmacy programs focused on improving rural health delivery. Both residency programs aim to train board-certified pharmacy specialists in general pharmacy practice areas with additional skills in quality improvement and interprofessional teaching. ISU supports three pharmacotherapy residents and one community resident in Pocatello.

For more information on ISU's pharmacy residency programs, you can visit the website or email


Written by: Jake Dixon