Education, Training, Research, and Publications

ASHP state affiliates should encourage colleges of pharmacy and accredited residency programs to provide ongoing education to appreciate diversity of the populations we serve and the value of cultural competence in improving health outcomes of underrepresented minorities.

ASHP state affiliates should refine the current student and practitioner mentorship program and ensure BIPOC students and practitioners have equal access to mentors that can guide them on obtaining a residency or a career in hospital and health-system pharmacy. This effort could include the creation of an adopt-a-student program in which current residents reach out to student pharmacists to provide mentorship through enhanced online platforms and toolkits to encourage successful matching of racially diverse residency candidates with residency programs.