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Pharmacy Practice Residency

Photo of Phoenix Indian Medical CenterPHOENIX INDIAN MEDICAL CENTER
4212 N. 16th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 263-1506
Fax: (602) 263-1621

Director of Pharmacy:
Megan Wohr, RPh

Residency Program Director:
LCDR Kimberly Andrews, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS
email: Kimberly.Andrews@ihs.gov

Type of training site:
Hospital and Ambulatory Care

Accreditation:
ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency program

Facility:
Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PIMC) serves as a referral center for reservation-based hospitals and clinics in Arizona, Nevada and Utah as well as primary and acute care services for the urban Indian population of the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Rotational Experience Opportunities:
For the 2015-2016 residency training year there will be 1 available position. PIMC currently has two PGY-1 residents: a 1-year traditional resident and a 2-year non-traditional resident. The residents work independently for most projects but occasionally collaborate on activities. Approximately 2/3 of this program is ambulatory care, drug information & informatics, and pharmacy administration / management, with the remaining 1/3 spent on inpatient learning experiences (inpatient medicine, surgery, obstetrics, newborn nursery and critical care). There are many outpatient pharmacy-based clinics where pharmacists serve as the primary provider, including anticoagulation, tobacco cessation, immunizations, latent tuberculosis treatment services, and cardiovascular risk reduction. Residents are also oriented to oncology, HIV/AIDS, other infectious diseases, diabetes, rheumatology, dermatology, endocrinology, and neurology specialty providers. During the year-long administrative portion of the program, residents can expect to participate in adverse reaction tracking, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee activities, drug utilization reviews, performance improvement projects, drug policy development, personnel management and leadership training. A major, longitudinal residency research project will be required to complete the program, including poster presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. The resident will be provided the opportunity to complete a longitudinal Teaching Certification through a University affiliate.

Special features:
Residents of the “Valley of the Sun” enjoy mild winters and year-round recreational opportunities. Abundant nightlife, theater, and professional sporting events can occasionally be engaged in during the busy residency year.