Curriculum

The program consists of a 12-month period of longitudinal experiences in all aspects of Ambulatory Care practice. The program is flexible in that it will adapt to the needs of the individual ambulatory care pharmacy resident. Nevertheless, the program will provide the basic foundation for quality ambulatory care practice


The program incorporates traditional models of ambulatory care throughout the JPS Health Network clinic sites. This exposure allows the residents to experience similarities and differences of various ambulatory care practice settings so they are prepared for any setting

Core Longitudinal Rotations:

  • Chronic Disease State Management (diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation, medication management)
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Transitions of Care Services
  • Geriatrics
  • Pharmacy Management/Drug Information
  • Research
  • Professional Activities (see below)

Elective Rotations (select 2: one in the fall, one in the spring):

  • Cardiology (heart failure/hypertension)
  • Welcome to Medicare Clinic
  • Infectious Diseases (HIV/Hepatitis C)
  • Homeless Clinic
  • Other electives can be arranged at the request of the ambulatory care resident and the approval of the Ambulatory Care RPD. In general, no more than one off-site elective learning experience will be approved

Staffing

  • Residents will staff one weekend per month in the JPS Main Campus Outpatient Pharmacy

Professional activities

 

  Required formal presentations

  • One-hour ACPE accredited continuing education lecture
  • One-hour ACPE accredited journal club lecture
  • Platform presentation on research project at regional meeting
  • Bi-annual journal club
  • Quarterly case presentation

 

  Teaching/Precepting activities

  • Serve as co-preceptors and primary preceptors with faculty members for Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience rotations (P3 and P4 clerkship students)
  • Assist in creating monthly “timely topics” and will present at monthly provider meetings, as needed
  • Present on an outpatient disease state during family medicine residency lecture
  • Present in-service(s) to medical and clinic staff as needed

Research

Each resident will complete a formal IRB-approved research project during the residency year. Each year, a list of potential projects will be generated and approved by the RPD and RAC Research Committee. The resident will present his or her research project at ALCALDE (platform presentation) and JPS Research Day (poster presentation)

Previous projects completed:

  • Comparison of pharmacist-identified patients versus provider referrals for post-hospital discharge follow-up by transitions of care pharmacists