The post graduate year two (PGY2) residency program is designed to equip the resident with the skills necessary to function as the primary transitions of care pharmacist by managing all aspects of medication therapy in both inpatient and ambulatory care settings. The emphasis will be placed in providing excellent pharmaceutical care in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team. The resident will gain experience in transitioning the patient from the inpatient to outpatient setting for a core set of disease state including heart failure, COPD, stroke, diabetes, MI, and solid organ transplant. In addition, the resident will gain understanding of the different payer status and procedures to obtain medication access through prior authorization and patient assistance programs to provide further assistance to patient care in the clinical practice setting. Teaching activities include didactic presentations, involvement with UNTHSC School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences courses, and clerkship pharmacy students in their clinical rotation. The resident will also be involved in a major transitions of care research project.
As a pharmacy resident, in addition to rotation responsibilities, you are afforded the opportunity to be a member of the hospital’s pharmacy staff and serve as a pharmacist in the department. Residents receive full MDMC employee benefits including insurance, sick time, and vacation. Travel support is provided for the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the regional residency conference.
Methodist Dallas Medical Center is owned and operated by Methodist Health System (MHS), a private, not-for-profit health care organization. Methodist Dallas Medical Center is a 600-bed hospital located less than two miles from downtown Dallas and serves as the teaching and referral center for the MHS system. Methodist Dallas’ services include emergency/trauma care, cancer treatment, cardiology, gastroenterology, general surgery, intensive care, nephrology, neuro critical care, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, rehabilitation services, pulmonology, radiology, transplantation, urology, and women’s services.
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Requirements for acceptance into the residency program include a pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy, graduation from an ASHP accredited PGY1 program or equivalent, eligibility for employment by Methodist Dallas Medical Center, full Texas licensure within 90 days of employment, and an on-site interview.
About Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Methodist Dallas Medical Center (MDMC) is an adult acute-care, non-profit, community teaching hospital and referral center with a wide range of medical, surgical, and obstetrical programs. The hospital is designated as a Level I trauma center, primary stroke center, and is one of the most active transplant centers in the nation providing comprehensive services in the areas of kidney and liver transplantation. The Department of Pharmacy provides decentralized clinical services in both the inpatient and outpatient setting to a broad spectrum of patient populations including internal medicine, surgery, cardiology, oncology, solid organ transplant, infectious diseases, and nephrology.