MCH General Pharmacy Practice Residency

Medical Center Hospital initiated its PGY1 General Pharmacy Practice Residency program with two residents in July 2014. We currently have two residents in our program. Our accreditation visit from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists for this twelve month residency program was completed June 2015.

The goal of our twelve-month program is to develop the knowledge and skills of residents so they may mature into confident pharmacy practitioners. Multiple means are utilized to aid in achieving our goal, and ultimately result in a well rounded clinician.

As part of clinical development residents will participate in multiple rotational experiences as well as design and implement new policies and procedures via the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Additionally, during the course of the year each resident will have the opportunity to develop, implement, assess, and publish his/her own research project.

Medical Center Hospital was founded over sixty years ago and serves seventeen surrounding counties. In the past few years Medical Center Hospital has been recognized as a stroke center, bariatric center, and diabetes center. Most recently Medical Center Hospital has gained the status as a level two Trauma Center. On average the healthcare professionals in this institution care for over 180 patients each day. Patient care areas involved in this daily care include a twenty bed critical care unit, twenty bed cardiac care unit, twenty bed neonatal intensive care unit, forty telemetry beds and newly remodeled trauma bays in the emergency department. Medical Center Hospital operates on core values of integrity, accountability, respect, excellence and customer centered care. As a resident and practicing clinician in this institution, these values will be the foundation of all expectations during the PGY1 General Pharmacy Practice Residency program.

Benefits provided by Medical Center Hospital include:

• 10 Days Paid Personal Leave
• 10 Days Professional Leave
• Health Insurance
• Retirement Plan
• Employee Discount Programs
• Cafeteria Discount
• Paid Subscription to Micromedex Online
• Aid with Travel Expenses for ASHP midyear and Alcalde
• Free Parking