This PGY1 pharmacy residency program is a twelve month post-PharmD training program which follows the guidelines and accreditation standards of ASHP Residency in Pharmacy Practice, placing emphasis on the practice of pharmaceutical care. The residency begins approximately July 1 and runs through the end of June the following year. The PGY1 residency is defined as "an organized, directed, postgraduate training program that builds upon the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities gained from an accredited college of pharmacy".
FHS PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. The residents will be eligible for board certification and a postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) pharmacy residency training upon completion of the program.
The pharmacy department's goal is to participate as a member of the health care team to ensure safe and effective medication therapy and optimal patient outcomes. Our responsibilities include medication preparation and distribution, medication monitoring, and provision of information to providers, patients and their care givers.
Upon satisfactory completion of the residency program, the PGY1 resident should be capable of functioning as a competent pharmacy practitioner, assessing the total pharmaceutical care needs of a wide variety of patients, providing pharmaceutical care, and coordinating the resources of the pharmacy department to meet the needs of patients and the institution. The resident(s) is awarded a residency certificate upon successful completion of the program if the following are met: 1.) Completion of research project and manuscript. 2.) Participation at Midwest Residency Conference. 3.) Remain a Freeman Health System employee in good standing. 4.) At least 80% of the Goals and Objectives are Achieved for the Residency (ACHR), all objectives in R1 are Achieved for the Residency (ACHR), and all other goals need to be Satisfactory Progress (No Needs Improvement). 5.) Poster presentation at ASHP Mid-year Meeting or another professional meeting. 6.) All rotation evaluations completed.
About Freeman Health System, Joplin, MO
Freeman Health System is a locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized 460 bed, community-teaching hospital located in Joplin, MO.
In 2018, Freeman earned 69 individual awards for medical excellence and safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. U.S. News & World Report ranked Freeman No. 4 in the state for the seventh consecutive year for 2016 – 2017, and The Leapfrog Group gave Freeman the highest grade possible for the fourth straight time in the Spring 2018 Hospital Safety Score.
With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 60 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, children’s services and women’s services, level 2 stroke and trauma care and other vital services.
Our mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve through contemporary, innovative, quality healthcare solutions.
The Pharmacy Department is highly automated and includes USP 795, 797 and 800 clean rooms. The department employs about 28 pharmacists, 26 technicians and 9 medication reconciliation technicians. The department is open 24 hour...s a day 7 days a week with decentralized services available during the week that cover critical care, internal medical, oncology, metabolic support, cardiology, trauma, NICU, neurology, orthopedics, infectious disease (antibiotic stewardship) and various ambulatory clinics. In addition to the PGY1 pharmacy residency program, the hospital has numerous pharmacy students, medical residents and medical students from our KCU Medical Center located in Joplin, MO.