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Pharmacy Practice Residency

Photo of Northern Navajo Medical CenterNORTHERN NAVAJO MEDICAL CENTER
PO BOX 160 (N Hwy 491)
Shiprock, NM 87420
Phone: (505) 368-7250
Fax: (505) 368-7260

Director of Pharmacy:
Thad Koppenhafer, Pharm.D.
e-mail: thad.koppenhafer@ihs.gov

Residency Program Director:
LCDR Kevin McDermott, PharmD, BCPS, AE-C
(505) 368-7266
email: kevin.mcdermott@ihs.gov

Type of training site:
Hospital and Ambulatory Care

Accreditation:
ASHP accredited residency program

Facility:
The Northern Navajo Medical Center (NNMC), a 75-bed hospital, provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care services. The medical center is designated a level II trauma center with a five bed intensive care unit. NNMC serves as a referral center for reservation-based hospitals and clinics in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah.

Rotational Experience opportunities:
Interdisciplinary and pharmacist-managed clinics include anticoagulation, asthma, HIV/Hep C, seizure management, heart failure & tobacco cessation. Opportunities include: Pediatrics, critical care (inpatient and emergency department), drug information, infectious diseases, internal medicine, ambulatory care, family medicine, psychiatry, nephrology, nutritional support, pharmacokinetics, decentralized outpatient practice, an active student program and field pharmacy experiences including travel to remote sites.

Special features:
Surrounded by a land of immense natural beauty marked by towering mesas and bordered by scenic mountains, the community of Shiprock is situated on the banks of the San Juan river. Many world-class attractions are within 90 miles of Shiprock including the mountain bike meccas of Moab, Utah and Durango, Colorado. Winter sports destinations include the Rocky Mountain ski areas of Purgatory, Telluride, and Wolf Creek.