The ACCP Academy Research and Scholarship Development Certificate Program is an educational program aimed at developing basic clinical research and scholarly abilities. This program is an extension of the previous “Research Training Curriculum” developed by ACCP in the late 1990s. The program’s curriculum is not intended to serve as a substitute for more intensive education and training such as postdoctoral research fellowships or graduate degrees that are part of an institutional NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award.
The primary target audience for this program is residency-trained clinical pharmacists who practice in a setting where research and scholarly activity are expectations of their position. Although most of these clinical pharmacists will hold clinical faculty appointments with a school or college of pharmacy, individuals working in hospitals, community pharmacies, managed care organizations, or other settings may also be expected to be involved in research and scholarship.