The University of Mississippi
School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice

PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency

Program Description

The University of Mississippi offers a comprehensive postgraduate residency training experience with a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency program. This multi-site program has 3 positions (2 in Jackson, MS and 1 in Oxford/Hernando, MS), each providing experiences at innovative practice sites. Our program offers unique opportunities for precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students, providing education and individualized medication therapy management (MTM) programs in community and clinical settings, and conducting research. In addition to core residency requirements, the resident is involved in the activities of the School of Pharmacy Community-Based Research Program (CBRP). Many of the projects of the CBRP seek to improve care for patients in the underserved Mississippi Delta region through implementation of pharmacy MTM services.

Program Statement

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy offers a comprehensive postgraduate experience for residency training with a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency program. This program seeks to provide the resident with the knowledge and skills to become a competent practitioner in both the community and academic settings. Graduates of this program will have the clinical competence and skills necessary to manage a community pharmacy practice, counsel and evaluate patients, teach students, and provide pharmaceutical care services.

Program Purpose

The University of Mississippi seeks to provide the resident with the knowledge and skills to become a competent practitioner in both the community and academic settings. Graduates of this program will have the clinical competence and skills necessary to manage and/or establish a community pharmacy practice; counsel, educate, and evaluate patients; teach students, and provide pharmaceutical services. The resident will be prepared for an adjunct faculty preceptor position in a community setting or a non-tenure clinical faculty track position within a school of pharmacy.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program will learn how to establish their own innovative community pharmacy practice; practice in an ambulatory care clinic setting; join the faculty at an accredited school of pharmacy; educate and evaluate patients; and provide drug information services.

Practice Experiences

Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi:

  • Community-Based Rural Health Practice Experience
    • The resident will develop skills associated with establishing and maintaining MTM through grant-funded projects; designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating efforts for reports and/or proposals related to grant funded projects; developing and implementing community wellness promotions, immunization clinics, and disease prevention programs; developing competence in self-directed learning; communicating with health care professionals and patients; outreaching to the community and organizing and participating in community wide education; establishing a business model that can be used to facilitate additional pharmaceutical care practices; and interfacing with physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, and information technologists under the supervision of attending physicians and clinical pharmacists.
  • Walgreens Pharmacy Experience
    • The resident will develop skills associated with dispensing of medications (in the pharmacy), medication therapy management (in a separate patient care area near the pharmacy), and other direct patient care activities including demonstrating the safe and effective medication use systems in a community pharmacy setting, participating in a variety of patient care services, and collaboration with other healthcare providers to improve patient care.  The resident will further develop clinical knowledge, become aware of and practice in accordance with regulations/policies/procedures, and provide and document care at an advanced level to a broad scope of patients in which therapeutic regimens are designed, recommended, evaluated, and monitored to improve patient outcomes. 
  • Community Pharmacy Practice Experience
    • The resident will develop the skills necessary to provide medication therapy management and other direct patient care services to improve the health and wellness of patients in the Yazoo City community. The resident will: 1) Provide direct patient care (in a designated patient care area) to diverse populations through both generalized and specialized MTM; 2) Develop efficient written communication skills to appropriately document patient and provider encounters; 3) Engage in collaborations with physicians and other healthcare providers; 4) Educate patients and providers; 5) Manage an advanced patient care practice; 6) Provide leadership for advancing community practice and the profession; 7) Implement a pilot immunization program.
  • Introduction to Academics Experience
    • The resident will develop facilitation skills in didactic problem-based learning (PBL), and experiential rotation settings.  The resident will learn all aspects involved in educating pharmacy students on experiential rotations, including the following:  design of a syllabus; co-facilitation of pharmacy students (both IPPE and APPE) within a clinical practice; facilitating discussion sessions, journal club sessions, and presentations; assisting in giving feedback; and grading.  Additionally, residents will learn all aspects involved in facilitating PBL experiences for pharmacy students in the third professional year.  The resident will be involved in committee assignments for the Problem Solving, Knowledge and Comprehension, and Skills Lab Committees where they will assist in writing and reviewing exam questions, grading, and proctoring exams.
  • Practice Management Experience
    • The resident will develop skills associated with the following:

For Walgreens Pharmacy

  • Daily operation of the dispensing department of the drugstore
  • Processes and contractual relationships involved in the medication procurement process.
  • Policy of inventory management and various pricing structures
  • Staff development and retention
  • Relationship development (both with the customers and other healthcare providers)
  • Involvement in the professional organizations.
  • Student/Resident mentoring and networking opportunities
  • Ethical practice principles and professionalism.

For University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice

  • Organizational structure within the School of Pharmacy and academic departments.
  • Daily operation of an academic department.
  • Types of academic positions within a School of Pharmacy and responsibilities associated with each (i.e., teaching, research/scholarship, service).
  • University/Schools policies and procedures (i.e., tenure/promotion, human resources, research and sponsored programs).
  • Governance/committees within the School of Pharmacy.
  • Different leadership/management styles and application.
  • Ethical practice principles and professionalism.
  • Involvement in professional organizations.
  • Research Learning Experience
    • The experience is designed to familiarize the resident with all aspects of the research process from generation of a hypothesis through data analysis, presentation of results, and manuscript preparation. 
  • Family Medicine Clinic Ambulatory Experience
    • The resident will participate in a multidisciplinary team approach for the management of cardiovascular and other disease states, including diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation therapy, men’s health, and smoking cessation.  The resident will:  1) Provide advanced patient care services to the diverse population of the Family Medicine Clinic; 2) Develop oral and written communication skills to provide patient educational services and to document management services provided; 3) Collaborate with healthcare providers; 4) Educate providers through drug information requests and formal seminar presentations; and 5) Develop co-preceptor skills through teaching activities with Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) students and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students. 
  • Cardiometabolic Clinic Ambulatory Experience
    • The resident will have opportunities to interface with physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, medicine residents under the supervision of attending physicians and clinical pharmacists.  The resident will have opportunities to learn from other health care providers and teach them about rational pharmacotherapy.

 

 

Oxford/Hernando, Mississippi

Oxford/Hernando, Mississippi:

  • Community-Based Rural Health Practice Experience
    • The resident will develop skills associated with establishing and maintaining MTM through grant-funded projects; designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating efforts for reports and/or proposals related to grant funded projects; developing and implementing community wellness promotions, immunization clinics, and disease prevention programs; developing competence in self-directed learning; communicating with health care professionals and patients; outreaching to the community and organizing and participating in community wide education; establishing a business model that can be used to facilitate additional pharmaceutical care practices; and interfacing with physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, and information technologists under the supervision of attending physicians and clinical pharmacists.
  • Funderburk’s Pharmacy Experience
    • The resident will develop skills associated with dispensing of medications (in the pharmacy), medication therapy management (in a separate patient care area near the pharmacy), and other direct patient care activities including demonstrating the safe and effective medication use systems in a community pharmacy setting, participating in a variety of patient care services, and collaboration with other healthcare providers to improve patient care.  The resident will further develop clinical knowledge, become aware of and practice in accordance with regulations/policies/procedures, and provide and document care at an advanced level to a broad scope of patients in which therapeutic regimens are designed, recommended, evaluated, and monitored to improve patient outcomes. 
  • Community Pharmacy Practice Experience
    • The resident will develop the skills necessary to provide medication therapy management and other direct patient care services to improve the health and wellness of patients in the Hernando community. The resident will: 1) Provide direct patient care (in a designated patient care area) to diverse populations through both generalized and specialized MTM; 2) Develop efficient written communication skills to appropriately document patient and provider encounters; 3) Engage in collaborations with physicians and other healthcare providers; 4) Educate patients and providers; 5) Manage an advanced patient care practice; 6) Provide leadership for advancing community practice and the profession; 7) Assess the need for vaccinations and also administer vaccinations.
  • Introduction to Academics Experience
    • The resident will develop facilitation skills in didactic problem-based learning (PBL), and experiential rotation settings.  The resident will learn all aspects involved in educating pharmacy students on experiential rotations, including the following:  design of a syllabus; co-facilitation of pharmacy students (both IPPE and APPE) within a clinical practice; facilitating discussion sessions, journal club sessions, and presentations; assisting in giving feedback; and grading.  Additionally residents will learn all aspects involved in facilitating nonprescription PBL experiences in the second professional year.  The student will serve as a teaching assistant in the second professional year skills lab course and will prepare quiz questions, lectures, lab activities and assist with the design and assessment of Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCEs).The resident will be involved in committee assignments for the Skills Lab, Problem Solving, and Knowledge and Comprehension Committees where they will assist in writing and reviewing exam questions, grading, and proctoring exams.
  • Practice Management Experience
    • The resident will develop skills associated with the following:

For Funderburk’s Pharmacy

  • Daily operation of the dispensing department of the drugstore
  • Processes and contractual relationships involved in the medication procurement process.
  • Policy of inventory management and various pricing structures
  • Staff development and retention
  • Relationship development (both with the customers and other healthcare providers)
  • Involvement in the professional organizations.
  • Student/Resident mentoring and networking opportunities
  • Ethical practice principles and professionalism.

For University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice

  • Organizational structure within the School of Pharmacy and academic departments.
  • Daily operation of an academic department.
  • Types of academic positions within a School of Pharmacy and responsibilities associated with each (i.e., teaching, research/scholarship, service).
  • University/Schools policies and procedures (i.e., tenure/promotion, human resources, research and sponsored programs).
  • Governance/committees within the School of Pharmacy.
  • Different leadership/management styles and application.
  • Ethical practice principles and professionalism.
  • Involvement in professional organizations.
  • Research Learning Experience
    • The experience is designed to familiarize the resident with all aspects of the research process from generation of a hypothesis through data analysis, presentation of results, and manuscript preparation.