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Freeman Announces Pharmacy Residency Program

January 10, 2018

Program Offers Hands-on Clinical Experience

Freeman Health System announces a pharmacy residency program. The post-graduate year one program received a six-year accreditation from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the only pharmacy residency accrediting body.

Resident pharmacists will take part in a one-year residency offering education in a broad area of pharmacy practice. Pharmacy residents will contribute to the hospital by providing patient care rounds, drug monitoring and patient monitoring. Rotations will include cardiology, adult critical care, oncology and more.

“Pharmacists are an essential component of patient care,” said Jack Udell, Freeman Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator and Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator. “When they graduate from the program, these pharmacists will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the daily demands of pharmacy practice.”

As a graduate of the program, participants will be prepared to successfully practice in patient care positions in a health system environment, or pursue entry into a post-graduate year two program. The Freeman Pharmacy Department consists of 29 pharmacists and 37 technicians working in five decentralized offices in patient care areas to provide numerous clinical services.

About Freeman Health System
Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. In 2018, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. The Leapfrog Group awarded Freeman the highest grade possible in the Fall 2017 Hospital Patient Safety Score. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 70 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit