The Pharmacy Practice Fellowship is a 2- to 3-year training program with particular emphases on social/behavioral research and academic pharmacy. The overarching goal of the fellowship program is to equip fellows for careers that advance practice and education by conducting methodologically rigorous, applied research. The fellow will foster his/her skills through multiple avenues at ETSU, including: contributing to interprofessional research projects that advance pharmacy practice; completion of a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree; engagement in interprofessional centers and institutes, including ETSU’s Addiction Science Center; advancement of patient care skills through tailored pharmacy practice experiences; development of teaching skills through active participation in the Gatton College of Pharmacy professional curriculum; and service to the college, state, and the profession. The fellow will have the opportunity to complete a Teaching and Learning Certificate program through the College of Pharmacy. The length of the fellowship is fellow-dependent and based primarily on previous training and/or previous practice experience.
The overall aims of the Pharmacy Practice Fellowship Program in the Gatton College of Pharmacy at ETSU are:
- To provide an analytic, integrative, and authentic practice-focused training program of such scope and quality that trainees will develop the background, confidence, and capacity to undertake innovative, fundable practice-focused research
- To equip fellows with a breadth of knowledge and skills to enable them to function in a teaching capacity in social and behavioral pharmaceutical sciences disciplines
To develop the ability to evaluate research endeavors critically and to communicate scientific thought effectively in verbal and written form
To advance knowledge, with particular emphasis placed on public health, social/behavioral pharmacy, and wellbeing
To develop fellows both personally and professionally
Downloadable Program Information:
Michelle Rapier, PharmD
Dr. Michelle Rapier, of Cambridge City, Indiana, will serve as the college’s Pharmacy Practice Research Fellow. Rapier received her PharmD from Cedarville University.
“The opportunity for research, clinical experience and completion of the ETSU Master of Public Health program while being connected to a college of pharmacy is what drew me to this fellowship program,” said Rapier. “While at ETSU, I hope to contribute to research in areas including student wellbeing and the implementation of clinical initiatives in community pharmacies. I also hope to improve my teaching and mentoring skills through various classroom instruction experiences."
Aaron Salwan, PharmD, MPH
Tyler Melton, PharmD, MPH
Karilynn Dowling, PharmD
Daniel Ventricelli, PharmD
Rajkumar Sevak, MS, PhD, RPh
Individuals interested in fellowship opportunities are encouraged to contact Dr. Hagemeier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-439-6239.