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To provide accessible, high quality pharmaceutical care and services, education and training, and leadership in support of Womack Army Medical Center and our partners.
Deliver high-quality, safe medication services with an emphasis on achieving better patient outcomes and commitment to improving the patient experience.
The PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP) educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e. BCPS), and pursue postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.
In keeping with the ASHP standard, the WAMC PGY1 residency provides the opportunity for the resident to develop professionally beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services, further develop leadership, acquire substantial knowledge required for problem-solving, and strengthen professional values and attitude to advance the growth of the resident's clinical and critical thinking skills.
The 12 month Womack Pharmacy Residency program affords the resident several professional growth opportunities with rotations in both the ambulatory care and inpatient settings. Areas of core required rotations include Ambulatory Care, General Medicine Units, Critical Care, and Leadership/Management. Required longitudinal rotations include Teaching, Leadership/Management, Residency Project, and Service Obligation. Teaching opportunities include obtaining a teaching certificate from a local university (previous opportunities include the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences), didactic lectures, staff in-services, and group patient care classes. There may be additional opportunity for pharmacy student co-precepting as schedules permit. The culmination of the residency is the development and presentation of a year-long project at the local and/or regional level. On a case-by-case basis, the CLOSED Residency Advisory Committee may permit a pharmacy resident to perform inpatient rounding services alongside the longitudinal experience preceptor during the service obligation upon successful completion of Internal Medicine I (Core) Rotation. The resident must have demonstrated at least 75% of achievements on R1.1 and R 1.2 objectives during Internal Medicine I (CORE) Rotation. The resident will not be permitted to advance to weekend inpatient rounding services as part of the longitudinal service obligation requirement if there are any instances of needs improvement for any R1.1 or R1.2 objective during the Internal Medicine I (Core) Rotation. Elective rotations are offered in various specialties throughout the military treatment facility based on preceptor availability. Other elective learning experiences may be developed based on resident interest and preceptor availability.
Active duty Army officers who possess an active, unrestricted pharmacy license.
A one year residency in pharmacy specialties is available to active duty (AD) pharmacy officers and new officer accessions who qualify for a commission as a pharmacist. An AD officer will not be in competition with a new accession as the ceiling for residency positions has been increased to accommodate this recruiting tool. New accessions will not be offered residencies until after AD officers have been selected. AD officers should refer to the annual message on LTHET to determine eligibility criteria and specialty residencies offered. Based on funding availability, civilians with a PharmD may be considered via the ASHP matching process. Officers in a nonselect status are ineligible to apply. Any officer selected for school, but nonselect for promotion, will be deleted from the school-select list, except for DC. Officers attending LTHET who are nonselect for promotion may be continued in LTHET at the discretion of the chief of the pertinent Corps. DC officers passed over for promotion are ineligible to apply for or start long-term training programs unless a waiver is granted by the Chief, DC.
The program is 12 months in duration.
The WAMC PGY1 Pharmacy residency program is approved to accept up to 1 resident each year.
Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) (based on preceptor availability)
** Four electives are allowed during the PGY1 year which 3 out of the 4 are required to be clinical.
The resident is expected to contact the preceptor at least a week prior to the start date of a new rotation.
In addition to the core rotations and elective rotations, the pharmacy practice resident is required to participate in the following (evaluated in their longitudinal rotation):
Medication Use Evaluation (MUE)
Performance Improvement (PI)
Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee functions (P&T)
Non-formulary drug request (NFDR) review
Teaching certificate program (if available)
Significant Papers (typically held in October)
Continuing Education Lunch & Learn Presentation
WAMC Research Symposium (typically held in May, if accepted)
Civilian residents will be selected using the ASHP match program. Civilian positions that are not offered in Phase I of the Match, such as positions for which funding becomes assured after the Phase I Rank Order List (ROL) deadline or newly created positions, may be offered in Phase II of the Match. Positions that are not offered in Phase I or Phase II of the Match can be communicated and/or offered to applicants only after the results of Phase II of the Match are released.
Military only: The Long Term Health Education and Training (LTHET) selection board convenes every year around May to select (an) active duty resident(s). Individuals selected to receive training as a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at WAMC receive one-year appointments as residents assigned to the Department of Pharmacy. Please refer to the Program Procedure section for more information.
The maximum number of residents selected per academic year will be no more than 2 participants. We are currently accepting only 1 resident per year and must be military.
The Long Term Health Education and Training (LTHET) selection board convenes every year around May to select (an) active duty resident(s). LTHET is a full-time, DOD-subsidized (military-sponsored) health or health-related education or training in a military or civilian facility of 26 weeks or more including education or training received in preparation for commissioning as a health professions officer and subsequent commissioning. The ADSO for the 1 year pharmacy residency program is 3 years or as prescribed by current DOD guidance.
Complete requirements on the Long Term Health Education page at: https://www.hrc.army.mil/content/Long%20Term%20Health%20Education
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