Diplomat receives ASHP accreditation for post-graduate residency program

Specialty pharmacy recently changed name, branding

FLINT, Mich. — The American Society of Health System Pharmacists has granted accreditation to a post-graduate program offered by specialty pharmacy Diplomat, the company said.

Diplomat, which recently shortened its name from Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, received ASHP accreditation for its postgraduate year one, or PGY1 pharmacy residency program.

"Our PGY1 pharmacy residency program, with a focus on specialty pharmacy, was established in 2011 as part of Diplomat's training programs offered through Diplomat University," PGY1 program director Jennifer Hagerman said. "To receive the maximum length of accreditation from ASHP is a reflection of the resources Diplomat has committed to be a premier training institute for professionals within the specialty pharmacy industry, as well as the commitment of those involved in the program."

Before it implemented the PGY1 pharmacy residency program, the company had an accredited PGY1 community residency program, from 2007 to 2010. The current program takes place at Diplomat's Flint, Mich., headquarters, lasts one year and emphasizes the development of advanced clinical skills within a specialty pharmacy setting. Residents also gain experience within ambulatory care and community settings, engaging in all aspects of pharmacy practice, including advanced-level clinical, operational and business activities. Residents also have the opportunity to complete a teaching certificate program through Ferris State University College of Pharmacy.

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