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Photo of Alaska Native Medical CenterALASKA NATIVE MEDICAL CENTER - Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
4315 Diplomacy Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 729-2160
Fax: (907) 729-2120

Director of Pharmacy:
Gary M. Givens, R.Ph.
e-mail: ggivens@anthc.org

Residency Program Director:
LCDR John Carothers, PharmD, BCPS, NCPS
(907) 729-2132
email: jjcarothers@anthc.org

Type of training site:
Hospital and Ambulatory Care

Accreditation:
ASHP accredited residency program

Facility:
Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) is a non-profit health care center based in Anchorage, Alaska, which provides medical services to around 138,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people.  The 150-bed facility opened in May 1997 and is the largest hospital in the Indian Health Service.

ANMC is Alaska's only level II trauma center, the highest level that can be achieved in Alaska. ANMC is the specialty care hospital for every region of the Alaska Tribal Health System. We are staffed by over 30 pharmacists and over 250 physicians. Hospital data shows that 55,982 patients visited the hospital's emergency room. The hospital had a total of 7,316 admissions. Its physicians performed 2,626 inpatient and 7,381 outpatient surgeries.
ANMC is jointly owned and managed by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Southcentral Foundation as well as tribal governments, and their regional health organizations.

The ANMC has received Magnet Status for nursing excellence, a designation achieved by only about 7 percent of all hospitals nationwide. It is the only tribally operated hospital with Magnet Status in the United States.

Rotational Experience opportunities:
Our residency program has a blend of ambulatory and acute care rotations. We have several required rotations including: Internal Medicine, Critical Care or Inpatient Pediatrics, Management, Ambulatory Diabetes or Oncology, Orientation, Staffing, and Drug Information. We offer elective rotations with the Centers for Disease Control Arctic Investigation Program, Quality Improvement, Emergency Medicine, Home Infusion, Cardiology, Psych/Mediset, Medication Use Safety, Transitions of Care, and Infectious Disease. There is potential to establish other rotations in your particular area of interest.

Special features:
Alaska's natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities are legendary. Enjoy the many miles of lit urban trails perfect for cross country skiing in the winter. Be vigilant for views of the aurora borealis. Summers bring over 19 hours of daylight and are ideal for the outdoor enthusiast. Anchorage's population is approaching 300,000 and offers most amenities of a large city, while maintaining its small town feel. Anchorage is home to a busy international airport and is a rich cultural hub of activity. As the saying goes, "Anchorage is the closest city to Alaska". Come experience our Big Wild Life!