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Clinical Pharmacology Courses

Depending on prior experience, clinical pharmacology fellows may have to take clinical pharmacology courses to be able to successfully graduate from the Fellowship Program. Fellows are also required to take clinical pharmacology NIH course 

  1. NIH “Principles of Clinical Pharmacology” course (Sep- Aug) 
  2. Principles of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Lecture Series (October-May) 
  3. Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) (Oct–April)

Basic (Medical) Pharmacology Courses

Unless exempted due to prior experience (medical school, school of pharmacy, or other programs’ courses), all fellows are required to take a basic pharmacology course.

Research Experience Relevant To Clinical Pharmacology

Each fellow is required to spend 6-8 months on a research project: (1) clinical pharmacology laboratory orientation (if necessary); (2) learning clinical pharmacology techniques (if necessary); (3) drug assay development, and (4) working on his/her own research project.

Participation in the Activities of the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee

UCPFP fellows are required to attend at least four Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee meetings during their 2-year fellowship.

Institutional Review Board Participation or Observation

UCPFP fellows are required to attend at least two University of Utah IRB meetings and observe application discussions and one IRB member training seminar during their 2-year fellowship.

Clinical Experience in the Domain of Clinical Pharmacology

Every program fellow is required to spend a total 16 hours/year at PCH shadowing clinical faculty members or clinical pharmacists in both hospital and outpatient settings. Additionally, each fellow is expected to provide clinical pharmacology consultation (12 hours) under the supervision of a UCPFP faculty member.

Experience In Teaching And Seminar/Conference Presentation

All fellows are required to participate in Journal Club and Research-in-Progress within the Division of Clinical Pharmacology. The fellows should present two Journal Clubs and two Research-in-Progress each year. Additionally, depending on the topic of research, trainees have opportunities to present their research project results at relevant clinical pharmacology forums. All fellows are required to present their work on at least one national/international conference and publish one manuscript.

Kevin M. Watt

Division Chief

Kevin M. Watt, MD, PHD

Chris Stockmann Memorial Scholarship Fund

Chris Stockmann, PhD

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Memorial Scholarship Fund

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Phone: 801-587-7412

Department of Pediatrics
Division of Clinical Pharmacology
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

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