The LMC – Downtown 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.
Post-graduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency training at LMC is an organized, directed program that builds upon knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities gained from an accredited professional pharmacy degree program. LMC first year pharmacy residency program enhances general competencies in managing medication-use systems and supports optimal medication therapy outcomes for patients with a broad range of disease states.
Residents in the LMC pharmacy residency program are provided the opportunity to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services, and to further the development of leadership skills that can be applied in any position and in any practice setting. LMC residents acquire substantial knowledge required for skillful problem solving, refine their problem-solving strategies, strengthen their professional values and attitudes, and advance the growth of their clinical judgment. The instructional emphasis is on the progressive development of clinical judgment, a process begun in the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) of the professional school years but requiring further extensive practice, self-reflection, and shaping of decision-making skills fostered by feedback on performance.
The residency year provides a fertile environment for accelerating growth beyond entry-level professional competence through supervised practice under the guidance of model practitioners. Specifically, residents will be held responsible and accountable for acquiring these outcome competencies:
managing and improving the medication-use process
providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams
exercising leadership and practice management
demonstrating project management skills
providing medication and practice-related education/training
utilizing medical informatics.
Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent and confident practitioners of direct patient care in multiple practice and patient care environments. They will be able to identify potential and resolve actual patient-specific, drug related problems and will be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as members of the health care team. These pharmacists will be skilled educators, both verbally and in writing, of health care professionals, students, patients and the community. They will demonstrate professional maturity by independently following a personal philosophy of practice, monitoring their own performance, exhibiting commitment to the profession and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system.
As highly trained professionals, these pharmacists will be well prepared to compete in today’s job market. Pharmacists completing this residency program will be well prepared to accept positions as clinical pharmacists in health care settings, such as internal medicine, critical care, and ambulatory care. They will also be well qualified to compete for PGY2 residencies if specialty training is desired.
Minimum requirements have been set for completion of the LMC PGY1 residency program. The requirements and progress will be reviewed with the resident at each quarterly evaluation. Failure to meet the minimum requirements by the end of the residency year will result in the resident not receiving a certificate of achievement and will not complete the PGY1 residency program.
The minimum requirements include:
Attain “Achieved for Residency” on at least 90% of all ASHP objectives/goals with Achieved (ACH) or Satisfactory Progress (SP) on all other objectives (if not, RPSC/RPD will review and discuss on a case?by?case basis. A remediation or action plan may be required, plans to be developed by RPSC/RPD in collaboration with preceptor(s) and resident as appropriate).
Complete the residency project and submit a formal manuscript by the first day of the last month of the residency. The manuscript shall be written using a format and style consistent with publication in a professional journal, including project subject, background, methods, results, discussion and conclusions. Residents are encouraged to submit their project for publication.
Deliver a presentation at a residency conference during the residency year and CME at LMC – Downtown (pending meeting schedule).
Submit a poster for presentation at the ASHP Midyear meeting.
Prepare and present at least one assigned Medication Use Evaluation (MUE).
Prepare and present an assigned topic at a Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee meeting.
Complete ≥ 80% PharmAcademic requirements and evaluations within 5 days of the end of the rotation or quarter for longitudinal rotations.
Optional: complete the Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program in conjunction with the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy.
Residency Program Certificate
Upon successful completion of all program requirements and compliance with all conditions of the residency program, the resident shall be awarded a certificate indicating successful completion of the Lovelace Medical Center-Downtown PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program.
Residents who fail to complete the program requirements and comply with all conditions of the residency program shall not be awarded a certificate of completion.
About Lovelace Medical Center - Downtown
Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, LMC is a patient-centered acute care hospital featuring state-of-the-art equipment and an around-the-clock emergency department that includes a dedicated area for treating our senior patients. LMC provides 318 beds in two medical centers: Lovelace Medical Center and Heart Hospital of New Mexico at LMC and employees more than 1,000 professionals and non-professionals.
LMC offers high-quality, high-tech medicine in a facility that has become a symbol of health and wellness in the heart of the city we serve. Nowhere else in the state will you find technology like our Gamma Knife Center, capable of treating complex, often inoperable, conditions of the brain.
Awards and distinctions include:
• DNV-GL Gold Seal of Approval for certification as a Primary Stroke Center
• American Heart Association/American Stroke Association “Get with the Guidelines” Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
• American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Target: Stroke Honor Roll
• Named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs
• Mission: Lifeline Receiving Center – Gold Plus Level Recognition
• Na...med to Truven Health Analytics’ 50 top-performing hospitals in the nation for cardiovascular success
• Platinum Performance Achievement Award by ACTION Registry - GWTG
• Mission: Lifeline Accreditation as a STEMI Receiving Center
• Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI
The Pharmacy department at Lovelace utilizes a decentralized service model to deliver exceptional care to our patients. We have a pharmacist on each of the primary patient floors – Cardiac, Ortho/Spine, Intensive Care Unit, General Medicine/Oncology and Intermediate Care Unit. Floor based pharmacists are responsible for all order entry and clinical consults for their assigned unit. Formal Pharmacy Consults include: pharmacokinetic dosing/monitoring of vancomycin and aminoglycosides, warfarin consults/dosing, renal adjustments, IV-PO conversions and patient education. The floor pharmacists are supported with automated dispensing machines that are managed by the central pharmacy. The central pharmacy is where all dispensing and sterile IV preparation takes place. The central pharmacy operates on a 24/7 schedule and has a staff consisting of 47 employees including Pharmacists, Pharmacy Interns and Pharmacy Technicians.