Sky Lakes background: We are a full-service, stand-alone, not-for-profit community hospital. The Sky Lakes family includes primary care and specialist clinics, the award-winning Sky Lakes Cancer Treatment Center, and the Cascades East Family Medicine Residency program. Sky Lakes provides health services for approximately 90,000 people in southern Oregon and northern California.
Residency program goals: The PGY1 residency program builds on the doctor of pharmacy education. PGY1 residents acquire substantial knowledge required for skillful problem solving, learn ways to refine their problem-solving strategies, strengthen their professional values and attitudes, enhance their clinical judgment, develop leadership skills to advance the pharmacy profession, and be able to better manage their pharmacy practice.
The program is designed to develop clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with various disease states and medical conditions, learn to work in collaborative teams, and understand the complexities of serving a rural population.
Also, after completing the residency, the resident will be eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency or fellowship.
Responsibilities of the resident:
Provide specialized pharmaceutical services to improve drug usage and therapeutic outcomes
Conduct and evaluate medication histories, assess compliance and suggest modifications to achieve desired outcomes
Analyze new medication requests for formulary addition and improve the medication use process
Provide education to pharmacy, medical and nursing staff
Mentor and train pharmacy students
Individualize medication regimens using sound clinical knowledge
Develop, implement and evaluate a research project
Present the research project as a poster at a regional conference
Author one article quarterly in the Pharmacy Newsletter
Learning experiences: Medical, Surgical, Intensive Care and Progressive Care units, leadership, medication safety, ambulatory care, antimicrobial stewardship, oncology, and emergency medicine.
Citywide Residency Conference and Oregon Pharmacy Teaching Certificate (OPTC) program: Monthly meetings, networking opportunities and Teaching Certificate offered through the Portland Citywide Program.
Location: Nestled at the base of the Cascade Mountains, Klamath Falls – Oregon’s "City of Sunshine" – enjoys more than 200 sunny days per year. It is home to an assortment of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, golfing, sailing, kayaking, and cross country skiing. Downhill skiing and snowboarding are just a short drive away. In addition to Klamath Falls, Sky Lakes serves people in several small rural communities in its 10,000-square-mile catchment area. This provides our residents a unique opportunity to experience health care delivery to a variety of socioeconomic groups in a rural setting. Learn more at skylakes.org
Director of Pharmacy: Mychal Amos, PharmD
Residency Program Director: Brian Holland, PharmD, BCPS
Be eligible to receive a Pharm D or clinical MS pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy before the start of the residency year
About Sky Lakes Medical Center
Sky Lakes Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community-owned, internationally accredited acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to the people it serves. As a leader in the health care industry, Sky Lakes also an economic and social asset for the community.
Sky Lakes serves more than 80,000 people in Klamath and Lake counties in south-central Oregon, and Modoc and Siskiyou counties in northern California.
As the only hospital in a 10,000-square-mile area, Sky Lakes combines small-town charm and neighborliness with big-city medical expertise in our facility, which is licensed for 176 beds.