I am a retail pharmacist looking to make transition to a hospital or long term care pharmacy.
Do you know if there are programs available to train pharmacist like myself become epic willow certified?
Unfortunately there are no such training programs that you as an individual can sign up for to receive Epic Willow (or any other Epic application) training.
The Epic system is somewhat “closed” in that, you have to first be hired by an organization (so a hospital or hospital system) that is going to be implementing Epic or that has Epic already OR you have to be hired by an agency that is contracted with Epic to provide Epic certified analysts as consultants to organizations that need them.
In both cases, once you are hired on, they (as your employers) will then send you to the Epic headquarters in Wisconsin and pay for your Epic certification training.
You can be a pharmacist in any practice setting before that, you just have to find an organization that is willing to invest in your certification and in exchange, you work for them for usually a defined amount of time.