Despite agreement among the national pharmacy organizations on the distinction between practice residencies and research fellowships, ACCP members and others have voiced concern over the variability in the quantity and quality of the research experience among programs identifying themselves as fellowships. Responding to this concern, ACCP has implemented a process for peer review of research fellowship training programs. Download an ACCP Application for Research Fellowship Program Peer Review by clicking the button below.
This voluntary peer review process, conducted by the ACCP Fellowship Review Committee, is designed to assess whether a given program meets the ACCP Guidelines for Research Fellowship Training Programs. The review process is designed to help ensure quality in research fellowship training programs and to assist preceptors in improving fellowship programs. Both the preceptor and the fellowship site are evaluated. Although there are certain minimal criteria that must be met, the overall process is not intended to standardize fellowships, because it is well recognized that a highly individualized experience is the hallmark of an excellent training program.
The following programs have been reviewed by the Fellowship Review Committee and are recognized as meeting the ACCP Guidelines for Research Fellowship Training Programs.