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Community Practice Research Fellowship Program/M.S. in Health Services, Outcomes, and Policy

Purdue University
Indianapolis, Indiana
Closing date
Jan 18, 2023

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This 2-year fellowship training program provides learners with a foundation in scholarship and practice pertaining to community pharmacy services. Fellows completing this program have an opportunity to refine their clinical practice skills, develop practice-based research skills pertaining to community pharmacy practice transformation, and gain experience teaching student pharmacists and PGY-1 community pharmacy residents. This program has been Peer Reviewed by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.


Fellows are based at the Indianapolis office of the Purdue University Department of Pharmacy Practice. Learning experiences include:

  • Practice-relevant research engaging the Medication Safety Research Network of Indiana (Rx-SafeNet), a community pharmacy practice-based research network that is administered by the College of Pharmacy. Skill development includes:
    • research question refinement o protocol development
    • data management
    • data collection and analysis, quantitative and qualitative
    • grant writing
    • manuscript preparation
  • Completion of M.S. in Health Services, Outcomes, and Policy
  • Teaching and precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students and PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residents
  • Patient care and practice advancement work with the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network of Indiana (CPESN IN).


This fellowship program has a focus on preparing future faculty (tenure track or clinical track), although graduates have pursued both academic and non-academic roles. PGY-1 community pharmacy residents often do not feel prepared to conduct independent research following their residency; this program fills that gap in preparing faculty and enables fellows to solidify their skills in patient care and teaching. Dr. Snyder (contact information below) can connect interested candidates with current and past fellows to discuss their career paths and opportunities afforded to them during and after the fellowship.


Founded in 1884, the Purdue College of Pharmacy has a long history of excellence in scholarship, learning, and engagement. The Department of Pharmacy Practice is one of three departments in the College, employing over 40 faculty. Faculty are generally based either in West Lafayette or Indianapolis. Our Indianapolis office is co-located on the beautiful campus of Eskenazi Health which was built in 2013. The College is committed to the advancement of community pharmacy practice. For example, in addition to administering the Rx-SafeNet research network, our faculty and staff partner with multiple community pharmacies to offer PGY-1 community pharmacy residents, teach students and residents at the Purdue University Pharmacy, and served as practice transformation coaches for Team Indiana in Cohort 2 of the Flip the Pharmacy program. More information about the College of Pharmacy can be found at


Indianapolis, or locally known as “Indy”, is home to several museums and historical monuments, is one of the top farm-to-table restaurant destinations in the world, and is home to several green spaces, parks, and trails. Indy also hosts several world class sporting events, such as the largest single-day sporting event in the world, the Indianapolis 500, as well as several concerts and Broadway shows. Within an easy drive in any direction outside of the city, you can access small towns, state parks, and more local eateries. Within a 3 hour drive you reach Chicago and all of its world class attractions while enjoying the lower cost of living that Indy has to offer. Home to America’s #1 airport consecutively over the past 10 years, travel near and far is easy. More information is available at


Candidates are expected to be licensed or eligible for pharmacist licensure in the state of Indiana. Candidates must have also completed a PGY-1 community pharmacy residency or have at least one year of experience as a pharmacist, preferably in a community pharmacy.


Interested candidates should submit an application package consisting of a letter of intent, CV, and three letters of recommendation. In addition, candidates should complete an online application for the graduate program and submit requested supporting documents at

After initial review of applications, final candidates will be required to participate in an onsite interview.

Application materials and any questions should be addressed to:

Margie E. Snyder, PharmD, MPH, FCCP, FAPhA Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Purdue University College of Pharmacy

Application materials should be submitted by January 15th, 2023

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