PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

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Welcome

Thank you for your interest in our residency program at JPS Health Network. The JPS Health Network PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program strives to develop highly qualified independent practitioners able to provide patient-centered care in various clinical settings. Residents provide direct care, education to healthcare providers, and actively participate in research and scholarly activity. Pharmacists completing this program will be capable of conducting their practice with a high level of maturity and leadership.

The residency selection process is an important professional decision, an investment that will reap rewards for many years to come. We are pleased that you are interested in JPS and hope that you complete an application to our program.

 The JPS Health Network PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is accredited with ASHP.

Purpose

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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 eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The JPS PGY1 pharmacy residency is designed to prepare the resident to independently practice in an acute care setting. The resident will be exposed to a diverse patient population in a multidisciplinary teaching environment. Residents will be actively involved in precepting, medication safety, research, and stewardship activities. The graduating resident will be a competitive candidate for PGY2 residency or a hospital clinical pharmacist position. 

Our Hospital

JPS Health Network is the largest teaching hospital in Fort Worth. Training is important to the mission of JPS to transform healthcare delivery for the communities we serve and its efforts to meet the healthcare needs of Tarrant County. In addition to Pharmacy, JPS sponsors residency programs in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Podiatry, and a Transitional Internship. JPS is a participating institution for two academic affiliates, Baylor and University of Texas Southwestern, with residencies in General Surgery and Ophthalmology. Fellowships at JPS include Geriatrics and Sports Medicine. The Tarrant County Hospital District is proud of its tradition of training highly qualified healthcare leaders.

Our Team

The JPS Health Network pharmacy team provides progressive, comprehensive pharmaceutical care to our patients, while maintaining excellence in pharmacy practice and creating an environment focused on evidence-based medicine and medication safety. Clinical services provided around the clock by the pharmacy department include formal consults, multidisciplinary patient care rounding, medication education, therapeutic drug monitoring, and drug information support for healthcare providers. Our vibrant clinical group also participates in extracurricular activities together. The JPS pharmacy department kickball team has won two consecutive league championships!

 

For more information about the JPS Health Network PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program, please contact:

James Sanders, Ph.D., Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Infectious Diseases
PGY1 Residency Program Director
1500 South Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Office: 817-702-5823
jsande02@jpshealth.org