The purpose of the Houston Methodist Clinical Pharmacy Fellowship in Outcomes Research is to provide a highly-customized research training and experiences to pharmacists. Graduates of the program will be prepared to meet the research expectations of a doctor of pharmacy faculty member, clinical pharmacist scientist, and medical science liaison for a pharmaceutical company.
The 2 year Clinical Pharmacy Fellowship in Outcomes Research will immerse the fellow(s) in the research portfolio of the fellowship director and will provide structured education and first-hand applied experiences in the topics of epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical pharmacology, and biomedical ethics/regulation. The fellow(s) will serve as an active co-investigator for a minimum of 3,000 hours of research experience over the 24-month period.
Research focus areas
Detection, prevention, and treatment of medication-related organ damage (specifically brain and kidneys)
Detection, prevention, and treatment of medication-related harm for surgical, critically ill, and elderly patients
Use of pharmacovigilance to support ongoing clinical pharmacy initiatives
Expansion of clinical pharmacy services
Optimizing healthcare delivery by improving efficiency, reducing waste, and minimizing costs
The objective of this fellowship is to provide the fellow(s) with structured education and applied research experience that will help the fellow(s) improve healthcare capacity by impacting large groups of patients through the following mechanisms:
Remove variation and streamline healthcare delivery processes in a healthcare setting
Identify medication use practices that are not safe and cost-efficient
Develop interventions and protocols that deliver medical care in a standardized fashion that is consistent with high-quality research
Develop evidence summaries and economic projections to support the medication policy decisions in a hospital setting
Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) is a 900+ bed tertiary teaching hospital and is an academic affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and many colleges of pharmacy. HMH is consistently ranked in multiple specialties by U.S. News and World Report and recognized as the No.1 hospital in Texas and Gulf Coast. HMH is included on Forbes magazine's list of "America's Best Employers".