Required rotations include departmental orientation, internal medicine, medical intensive care, burn intensive care, general pediatrics, emergency medicine, and infectious diseases. In addition, the resident will participate in several longitudinal experiences including information management, pharmacy systems, and practice management. The resident will experience drug distribution and pharmacy operations through weekend staffing assignments in the central pharmacy. The resident will have the opportunity to select additional elective experiences including pediatric intensive care, surgical intensive care, advanced internal medicine, advanced adult critical care, ambulatory care, HIV, psychiatry and code blue longitudinal. Additional rotations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Each resident is expected to complete a longitudinal research project under the guidance of a project preceptor. Results are presented at a regional conference. MIHS is a clerkship site for Doctor of Pharmacy Candidates from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, the Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale, Creighton University School of Pharmacy, and other accredited institutions. The resident may serve as a clinical co-preceptor for pharmacy students. The resident will provide in-service education to pharmacists, nurses, physicians, allied health professionals, students, and patients as assigned. The resident will work on additional educational projects such as case presentations, journal club presentations, and a seminar/CE presentation. Residents may elect to participate in the Midwestern University Clinician Educators Program to gain additional teaching and precepting skills. In addition, the resident may be assigned to serve as preceptor for various University of Arizona College of Pharmacy courses/activities. The residents will participate in Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee through monthly attendance and the presentation of assigned projects (such as a Medication Utilization Evaluation). Residents gain additional exposure to multidisciplinary committees through participation in Nursing/Pharmacy Committee.
There are two resident positions available for the 2020-2021 program year. Candidates must be a graduate of an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy and can apply through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Additional details on PhORCAS can be found at http://www.ashp.org/phorcas. Application Requirements - Standard PhORCAS Requirements including Basic Demographics, Transcript, Personal Statement/Letter of Intent, Curriculum Vitae, Three References using the standardized template in PhORCAS. Applications are due by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on December 29, 2019.
About Valleywise Health (formerly Maricopa Integrated Health System) PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Valleywise Health (formerly Maricopa Integrated Health System) provides services to over 70,000 culturally diverse members of Maricopa County. Within the health system, the Department of Pharmacy provides services to a 325-bed full-service teaching hospital (Valleywise Health Medical Center), 289 acute care psychiatric beds (Valleywise Health Behavioral Health Centers in Mesa, Phoenix, and Maryvale), and twelve outpatient clinics. The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency offered by Valleywise Health is focused on acute care training at Valleywise Health Medical Center.
As a teaching hospital, Valleywise Health Medical Center is a leader in the clinical training of future physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. Valleywise Health has affiliations with the University of Arizona, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy- Glendale, and Creighton University School of Pharmacy and has pharmacy students on rotation throughout the year. The Department of Pharmacy has a clinical specialist team that covers Adult Acute Care, Medical Critical Care, Surgical Critical Care, Burn Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, and Pediatrics. We also offer clinical pharmacy services in the Psych Annex, Med/Surg, Emergency Department, and Ambulatory Care Clinic.