The PGY1/PGY2 HSPAL Residency Program at Regional One Health is an accredited residency by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. This 24-month (4,000 hour minimum) program is composed of advanced pharmacy experiences in patient care and pharmacy management. Residents achieve professional competence in the delivery of patient-centered care services and extensive ambulatory and inpatient pharmacy management. The program purpose is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and to prepare the candidate for supervisory roles in pharmacy management. To fulfill these requirements, the resident will complete our PGY1 program and, during the second year, focus on practice management. Experiences will include:
Acute Care Operations
Ambulatory Care Operations
Health System Pharmacy Financial Performance
Inpatient Pharmacy Operations
Management of Pharmacy Human Resources
Medication Use Policy
Outpatient Pharmacy Operations
Supply Chain Management
Technology and Automated Systems
During each experience, the resident is expected to perform independently and demonstrate a high level of proficiency. Operational managers and staff members with practice responsibilities in these areas serve as preceptors for the training experiences. Residents will spend required months in practice management, medication management policy, operational services, finance, and human resources, with three months of electives. Three elective experiences permit the resident to expand abilities and skills in areas of particular interest. The broad scope of pharmacy services offered provides flexibility to pursue individual goals.
During the program, the resident must complete a self-directed research project in the first year and an additional management project in the second year. The scope, magnitude, and type of project may vary widely according to individual interests but must be completed in a manner suitable for presentation and publication. The resident presents the research project at a regional residency conference in the spring of each year and submits an abstract for publication.
The residents participate in the University of Tennessee Pharmacy Educator Academy during the first year. This program and other educational components of the residency program enables the resident to develop teaching and training skills by participating in education programs for patients, pharmacy students, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health practitioners.
Regional One Health is an academic medical center affiliated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. We provide comprehensive inpatient care to patients from a six-state region and includes a level one trauma center, regional burn and wound center, and level three neonatal ICU. The ambulatory care setting consists of a large hospital-based clinic with numerous sub-specialties such as Cardiology, HIV, Sickle Cell, and Oncology. We also have 5 off-site clinics that provide primary care to the greater Memphis area. Our community is served by 4 retail pharmacies and a URAC and Joint Commission Accredited Specialty Pharmacy.
Regional One Health has a long history of residency training with our PGY1 program dating back almost 40 years. Over the years, our programs have expanded to include PGY2s in Ambulatory Care, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine and a PGY1/2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency. Residents in each program play a vital role in the care of patients and are integral members of the healthcare team.