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Dallas PGY2 Transitions of Care Residency

Training for Comprehensive Pharmaceutical Care

The post graduate year two (PGY2) program is designed to equip the resident with the skills necessary to function as the primary transitions of care pharmacist by managing all aspects of medication therapy in both inpatient and ambulatory care settings. This program emphasizes providing excellent pharmaceutical care in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team. Residents gain experience in transitioning the patient from the inpatient to outpatient setting for a core set of disease states/patient populations including heart failure, COPD, stroke, diabetes, MI, and solid organ transplant.

Teaching activities include didactic presentations, involvement with UNTHSC School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences courses, and clerkship pharmacy students in their clinical rotation. The resident will also be involved in a major research project and Medication Utilization Evaluation (MUE).

The 12-month residency program consists of the following rotations:

  • Ambulatory Care Internal Medicine Clinic
  • Inpatient Internal Medicine
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Ambulatory Care Cardiology Clinic
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases (including HIV care)
  • Methodist Patient Centered Accountable Care Organization (MPCACO)
  • Academia (Education/Training)
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Weekend Staffing

Application Process

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

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy
  • Graduation from an ASHP accredited PGY1 program
  • Eligibility for employment at Methodist Dallas Medical Center
  • Participation in the residency matching program
  • On-site interview

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Valerie Vuylsteke, Pharm.D., BCACP
Methodist Dallas Medical Center