The Essential Guide to Pharmacy Residency Research

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The Essential Guide to Pharmacy Residency Research provides pharmacy students, residents, and practitioners with an accessible and practical overview of how to complete a high-quality research project. Each step in the research process is explained using a practical approach, with helpful tips and key takeaways to consider through each phase of the project. Topics covered in this book include developing a research question, selecting a study design, submitting an Institutional Review Board protocol, designing data collection tools, identifying appropriate statistical tests, and interpreting biostatistics.

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The Essential Guide to Pharmacy Residency Research provides pharmacy students, residents, and practitioners with an accessible and practical overview of how to conduct research, empowering them with the self-assurance necessary to initiate and navigate a research project.

After reading this book, one will understand that it is entirely possible to complete a high-quality research project within the timeframe allotted during a 1-year residency. 

Written by Yardlee S. Kauffman, PharmD, MPH, BCACP, CPH and Daniel M. Witt, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, this book is designed to walk readers through the natural progression of a research project and can be especially helpful for those who don’t know where to begin. Along with expert advice from the authors, former pharmacy residents offer first-hand anecdotes that describe their early research experiences.

Topics covered:

  • Developing a research question
  • Selecting a study design
  • Submitting an Institutional Review Board protocol
  • Designing data collection tools
  • Identifying appropriate statistical tests
  • Interpreting biostatistics
  • Exploring qualitative research methods
  • Selecting survey methods
  • Evaluating pharmacoeconomic analyses
  • Presenting and publishing research

Yardlee S. Kauffman, PharmD, MPH, BCACP, CPH

Yardlee S. Kauffman currently works for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF; also known as Doctors without Borders) as a Project Pharmacy Manager. She is passionate about increasing pharmaceutical access and providing care to vulnerable populations, both locally and globally, as well as creating and advancing opportunities for pharmacists and students in global health. Dr. Kauffman has served on several state and national pharmacy organizations and published numerous scientific articles and abstracts. Prior to her MSF career, she was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, where she was involved in teaching, research, and patient care.


Daniel M. Witt, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS 

Daniel M. Witt is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacotherapy at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. His research interests relate to improving anticoagulation therapy outcomes and providing practical solutions to problems faced by front-line anticoagulation providers. Dr. Witt has a long history of mentoring pharmacy residents through the research process, from project onset to the successful publication of their research.

Primary: PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents

Secondary: Fourth-year pharmacy students applying for a pharmacy residency, entry-level clinicians; more experienced clinical faculty, far removed from their residency research projects, who now have new research responsibilities; pharmacy students (especially those pursuing a residency)