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PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

Prospective Residency Candidates,

As you near the completion of your formal pharmacy education and begin to explore potential residency programs to enhance your professional training, you are entering an exciting time! Every program will have its own unique strengths. When you select a residency program, it will be important for you to consider how you will benefit and grow from each of these learning environments. Residents at the Medical Center Health System Pharmacy Residency Program will have an abundance of resources to support their growth into skilled clinicians.

Residents will encounter preceptors and mentors with extensive pharmacy experience, willingness to teach, and a dedication to the advancement of clinical knowledge. In addition to supportive and knowledgeable pharmacy staff members, Medical Center Health System also offers an environment with a strong focus on education and professional development through collaboration with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

The purpose of the ASHP-accredited Medical Center Hospital Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and to further develop clinical skills of the residents. At the end of the 12-month program, the residents will be eligible for board certification, postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training, or pursue a job in the area of their interest in pharmaceutical care.

As a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team, residents will be responsible for providing direct patient care to wide array of patient population and accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes. They will have the opportunity to serve the underserved population in the surrounding counties. The residency program will also allow them to foster their skills in educating health care professionals, patients, and the community on medication related topics. Residents will solve practice-related problems in a time sensitive manner through critical thinking skills. Residents will demonstrate professional maturity by following a personal philosophy of practice, monitoring their own performance, exhibiting commitment to the profession and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication use system. This will allow the residents to possess the knowledge and leadership skills to advance the practice and profession of pharmacy.

The program will be individualized to meet the needs of individual residents based upon their goals, interests, experiences, and career plans. For more information please feel free to contact us. Good luck in your search, and we look forward to reviewing your application.

Rotations

The PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program will consist of six required rotations. The resident will also have an opportunity to select from available elective rotations to tailor the residency experience to his/her specific interests and career goals. Each rotation will allow the resident to expand on their clinical skills and knowledge by building upon the previous experiences and focusing on specific aspects of patient care.

Longitudinal rotations are required and will span the entire year of the residency program. These experiences will provide residents an opportunity to participate in activities at a more global level than that provided through the individual rotations.

Several of the rotations will have the opportunity for formal rounding with physicians and the medical residents. These experiences will ensure well-rounded clinical development and allow the residents to interact with patients to positively impact care.

Required Rotations

  • Adult Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • NICU/Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy Practice Management
  • Transitions of Care

Elective Rotations

  • Adult Medicine II
  • Critical Care II
  • Emergency Medicine II
  • Nephrology (physician led, offered if preceptor available)
  • Trauma/Surgery

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Pharmacy Operations
  • Major Project
  • Medication Education and Teaching
  • Central Pharmacy Staffing

**Any of the required rotations can be repeated based upon the availability and feasibility.**

Application Process

  • Submit an application using our Program Match #221213 in the PhORCAS system
  • Applications should include a personal cover letter, official pharmacy academic transcript, and three letters of recommendation
  • Following our review of the applications, qualified candidates will be contacted for an onsite interview

Good luck in your search, and we look forward to renewing your application!

For more information please contact Erica Wilson at ewilson@echd.org.