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Pharmacy Practice Residency

Photo of Gallup Indian Medical CenterGALLUP INDIAN MEDICAL CENTER
516 E. Nizhoni Blvd.
Gallup, NM 87301
Phone: (505) 722-1000

Director of Pharmacy:
Vicky Chavez, Pharm.D., BCPS
email: vicky.chavez@ihs.gov

Residency Program Director:
CDR Ray Branson, Pharm.D.
e-mail: ray.branson@ihs.gov

Type of training site:
Hospital and Ambulatory Care

Accreditation:
ASHP accredited residency program

Facility:
GIMC serves as a referral center for all hospitals on the Navajo Nation, as well as, primary and acute care services for the Indian population of the Gallup service area serving an eligible area population in excess of 200,000.

Purpose Statement:
Pharmacists completing this residency will be proficient and confident practitioners of direct patient care in multiple patient-care environments. They will be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as members of the health care team. These pharmacists will exercise skill in educating other health care professionals, patients, and the community on drug-related topics. They will demonstrate professional maturity by following a personal philosophy of practice, monitoring their own performance, exhibiting commitment to the profession, and exercising leadership in managing the medication-use system.

Rotational Experience opportunities:
Inpatient and outpatient clinical pharmacy services are provided for internal medicine, surgery, family medicine, orthopedics, ENT, intensive care, pediatrics, and ob-gyn. Primary care experience is provided by pharmacy-based anticoagulation, asthma, compliance, diabetes, pain management and nephrology clinics. Drug information and administrative activities include Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee, ADRs, formulary management, medication usage evaluation, continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities and budget management.

Special features:
Situated at an altitude of 6500 feet, the high desert climate allows for the enjoyment of many outdoor recreational opportunities.