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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The education, research and charitable affiliate of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced its contribution of $1.5 million in grants to expand the availability of Community Pharmacy Residency Programs for pharmacy graduates.
CPRPs allow pharmacy residents to focus on providing direct patient care, developing patient care services with pharmacist preceptor oversight, the NACDS Foundation said. The NACDS Foundation seeks to jumpstart 30 new community pharmacy residencies nationwide — a 25% increase in total residency positions.
“The NACDS Foundation is pleased to help support the growth of community pharmacy residencies. These programs have been integral in enhancing patient care services and integrating these services into the community pharmacy practice setting,” said NACDS Foundation president Edith Rosato.