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PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency

Thank you for your interest in the PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center (MDMC).

As a Health-System Pharmacy Administration resident at MDMC, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with many different professionals, lead process improvement projects, provide patient care through staffing, and develop advanced leadership skills. The longitudinal structure of the program will develop competence in high level managerial, supervisory, and leadership responsibilities. The purpose of our program is to build upon Doctor of Pharmacy and PGY1 education and training to prepare pharmacists for management roles in a variety of health-system work settings.

Core Outcomes

  • Design, implement, and manage a safe and effective medication use system
  • Apply contemporary quality methodology to the management of pharmacy services
  • Lead and manage the health system pharmacy’s human resources
  • Manage the health system pharmacy financial performance with the context of the broader health system
  • Leverage technology and automated systems to optimize the medication-use system
  • Demonstrate personal leadership qualities and business acumen essential to operate effectively within the health system and advance the profession of practice of pharmacy

After exploring our site, please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,

Jon T. Albrecht, R.Ph., MHA, BCNSP, FASHP
PGY2 Health-System Administration Residency Program Director
VP, Chief Pharmacy Officer
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
jonalbrecht@mhd.com

General Information

Clinical rotations in the 12-month, hospital-based Pharmacy Residency Program at Methodist Dallas are offered in a variety of clinical areas. The resident's responsibilities include:

  • Working collaboratively with interdisciplinary team to provide optimal patient care
  • Providing medication therapy management including pharmacokinetics consults
  • Educating the interdisciplinary team on drug therapy
  • Presenting various journal clubs, case presentations, and in-services

Other responsibilities include:

  • Completion of a major research project that is presented at the ASHP mid-year clinical meeting and regional residency conference, ALCALDE
  • Completion of a medication utilization evaluation
  • Presenting various journal clubs, case presentations, and in-services
  • Obtainment of preceptor license from the Texas State Board of Pharmacy
  • Opportunity to attain a teaching certificate through University of North Texas College of Pharmacy

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. Additionally, residents are expected to be involved with various hospital committees including, but not limited to, P&T and Quality & Safety committees.

Rotations for the Residency Program

Required Rotations

  • Internal medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Medical critical care
  • Surgical/trauma critical care
  • Ambulatory care
  • Advance clinical pharmacy
  • Drug information (longitudinal)
  • Pharmacy administration (longitudinal)
  • Pharmacy practice - staffing (longitudinal)

Elective Rotations (residents will select 3)

  • Cardiology
  • Informatics
  • Nephrology
  • Neuro Critical Care
  • Nutrition Support
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Transitions of Care

Application Process

In order to be considered for the residency program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, you must complete each of the following steps:

  1. Register for the ASHP Resident Matching Program
  2. Utilizing the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) submit the following:
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Three references (Please have references complete the PhORCAS reference template)
  • An official copy of the college of pharmacy transcript

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy
  • Full eligibility for Texas licensure
  • Eligibility for employment at Methodist Dallas Medical Center
  • Participation in the residency matching program
  • On-site interview

All application materials must be submitted via the PhORCAS application portal. Please visit the PhORCAS site for application deadline.