Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) is a private, not-for-profit hospital system consisting of five hospitals and is one of the largest hospital systems in the country. As an organization dedicated to the well-being of both patients and the employees committed to their care, MLH has been named one of the country’s Best Workplaces in Health Care by Fortune and Great Place to Work. Throughout the MLH system, pharmacists are actively participating in medication order review, therapeutic drug monitoring, protocol management, patient education, student and resident preceptorship, and interactive relationship building within the healthcare team. All inpatient pharmacists participate in order verification through computerized physician order entry (CPOE) to ensure order accuracy and appropriateness.
Methodist University Hospital (MUH) is the largest, most comprehensive hospital in the MLH system. Located in the heart of the Memphis Medical Center, MUH receives an estimated 75,000 emergency room admissions every year and performs 16,400 inpatient and 18,500 outpatient surgeries. It also serves as the major academic campus for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The hospital includes a neuroscience institute that provides cutting-edge services such as minimally invasive spine surgery, image guided surgery, and neurocritical care. MUH is designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and is one of the busiest in the country, operating a mobile stroke unit and administering thrombolytic therapy to more than 300 patients in the last year. MUH also features a transplant institute known for its success with kidney, liver and pancreas transplants. The Transplant Institute ranks as one of the busiest centers in the country. MUH also offers primary care services, as well as highly specialized programs in cancer, orthopedics, cardiology, nephrology and gastroenterology. Additionally, MUH will open a new hospital tower in 2019, which is part of a multiple phase expansion to modernize the medical campus.
Our first pharmacy resident, Max D. Ray, began the program in 1964 at University Hospital. Over the years, the program has grown from one resident per year to the current level of sixteen across multiple sites. Each year, our program selects PGY-1 residents as well as PGY-2 specialty residents in the areas of Health-System Pharmacy Administration, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Ambulatory Care and Critical Care. All PGY2 residencies are located at University Hospital, with separate PGY1 residency sites available at both University and Germantown hospital locations. Our programs provide residents with the knowledge and skills required to become competent clinical pharmacy practitioners capable of providing pharmaceutical care in a variety of practice settings. In addition, residents are expected to complete a major project relating to pharmacy practice in their area of interest, provide education to patients, pharmacy students and other health professionals in a variety of formal and informal settings, serve on various institutional and departmental committees, and participate in departmental projects. Residents from all pharmacy residency programs also participate in interactive learning sessions with preceptors, including the longitudinal pharmacy resident conference, research development series, and the leadership development series.
Application requirements for each program can be found by visiting our website: http://www.methodisthealth.org/education/pharmacy-residency-programs/
About Methodist University Hospital
The Methodist Healthcare Pharmacy Department is a nationally recognized department that encompasses a patient-centered integrated practice model and has over 50 years of excellence in residency training. Our institution offers an advanced pharmacy practice environment with pharmacists integrated into almost every aspect of patient care across our organization. In addition, we are the primary teaching institution for the University of Tennessee, College of Pharmacy.