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 resident to experience similarities and differences of various ambulatory care practice settings.

Core Longitudinal Rotations:

  • Chronic disease state management (diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation, medication management)
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Transitions of Care Services/Hospital Discharge Clinic
  • Welcome to Medicare Clinic
  • Pharmacy Management/Drug Information
  • Research
  • Professional activities (see below)

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

  • Cardiology (heart failure/hypertension)
  • Infectious Disease (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.

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)

Staffing

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

Professional activities

  • Journal Clubs presentations and Case Presentation throughout the year.  
  • Required formal presentations –one-hour ACPE accredited continuing education lecture, platform presentation on research project at regional meeting
  • Teaching/Precepting activities –
    • Residents will serve as co-preceptors with faculty members for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Rotations (P3 and P4 clerkship students)
    • Will lecture on the medication portion of the English JPS Living with Diabetes class based on CDM preceptor location
    • Will assist in creating monthly “timely topics” and will present at monthly provider meetings, as needed
    • Will present on an outpatient disease state during family medicine residency lecture
    • Will present in-service(s) to medical and clinic staff as needed