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Pharmacy Residency

Overview

The PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Princeton Baptist Medical Center (PBMC) is a post-graduate program consisting of 12 months of general training and experience. Its goals, objectives, and evaluation procedures are established to be consistent with the accreditation standards developed by ASHP.

The program allows sufficient flexibility to adapt to the needs and interests of the individual resident yet provides the basic foundation to develop professional practice skills.


Please use the links below to learn more about the program.

Purpose

The Residency Experience

Required & Elective Rotations

Teaching Opportunities

Residency Requirements

Benefits

Qualifications

Application Information

Residency Manual

Purpose

The Department of Pharmacy at PBMC is a dynamic, integral, and critical part of patient care.  Our mission is to provide and promote comprehensive pharmaceutical care.  This commitment extends to our patients and community and encompasses service, teaching, and research to optimize medication-related outcomes.  The purpose of our PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program is to educate and train pharmacists with the primary emphasis on the development of practice skills in one of a number of specialized pharmacy practice areas.


A pharmacist completing this program will be a competent generalist who can function in multiple roles within a pharmacy system.  Upon completion of this program, the resident will be prepared to enter a specialty residency, fellowship program or a clinical practice position.
  

The Residency Experience

Each resident will spend at least 5 weeks in each of the required areas.  The six weeks of the residency will be spent orienting and training in pharmacy operations and clinical pharmacy consultation services including nutrition support.  There will be a three week December/January block designed to be used for project work.

Required Rotations

- Orientation: 5 weeks
- Practice Management: 2-4 weeks
- Adult Medicine: 10 weeks (2 separate 5 week blocks)
- Critical Care: 10 weeks (2 separate 5 week blocks)

Required Longitudinal Rotations

-  Ambulatory Care
-  Drug Information

Elective Rotations (Four)

-  Adult Medicine - Hospitalist Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nephrology
-  Critical Care - Cardiac ICU, Surgical ICU, Neuro ICU, Medical ICU, Pulmonary Medicine
-  Palliative Care
-  Emergency Department*
-  Outpatient Nephrology
-  Outpatient Psychiatry

*Subject to preceptor availability

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Teaching Opportunities

At PBMC, residents have the opportunity to hone their skills as a preceptor and teacher of health care professionals.  Residents will have the opportunity to co-precept 4th year pharmacy students and be involved in student seminar evaluations. There are also ample opportunities to participate in both didactic and facilitation course work through Auburn University School of Pharmacy.  Residents can participate in an ACPE accredited teaching certificate program through Samford University. 

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General Residency Requirements

Residents participate in the Residency Orientation Program during the first six weeks of residency. Residents have an operational service commitment designed to ensure that they gain experience and can function as a pharmacy generalist.

To achieve this objective, residents will be scheduled approximately 24 hours per month as an operational pharmacist. This requirement will be met through both weekend staffing and weekday evening staffing. In order to maintain competence in this role, residents will be expected to attend monthly staff meetings, clinical staff meetings and mandatory inservices.

Residents participate in the clinical call program.

Residents complete a service or research project designed to improve the services of the department or to achieve a specific research objective. This project will be presented at the Southeastern Residency Conference.

Residents prepare and submit a manuscript suitable for publication.

Residents complete a medication use evaluation to develop an understanding of the medication use process.

Residents complete various longitudinal drug information projects to understand policy and procedure development.

Residents prepare and present a seminar presentation at medical noon conference.

Residents participate in department service documentation activities.

Residents participate in the recruitment efforts of the department.

Residents successfully complete the BLS and ACLS curricula.  

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Benefits

Salary: $45,000. Major medical insurance, disability insurance, 15 vacation days, 5 professional leave days, and financial support for attendance at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Southeastern Residency Conference. 

Qualification of Applicants

Applicants must possess a PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited college or school of pharmacy and must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Alabama.  Selected applicants will be required to visit PBMC for an on-site interview.   

Application Information

Applications are currently being accepted and are due by January 3, 2014. Application packets must include all of the following:

  1. Letter of intent
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Official transcripts of all professional pharmacy education
  4. Three written letters of recommendations completed by healthcare professionals who can attest to your practice abilities and aptitudes. Two of these letters must be from APPE rotation preceptors.


All application materials should be submitted via PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application).

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