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Pharmacy Practice Residency

Sells HospitalSELLS INDIAN HOSPITAL
PO Box 548
Sells, AZ 85634
Phone: (520) 383-7350
Fax: (520) 383-7265

Director of Pharmacy:
LCDR Adams Solola, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS
e-mail: adams.solola@ihs.gov

Residency Program Director:
LCDR Adams Solola, Pharm.D. , MBA, BCPS
e-mail: adams.solola@ihs.gov

Type of training site:
Hospital and Ambulatory Care

Number of Positions:
1

Accreditation:
Inaugural residency year; ASHP accreditation is pending

Facility:
Sells Indian Hospital is a 14-bed Joint Commission-accredited facility providing ambulatory, inpatient services, and emergency room (ER) services for over 24,000 Tohono O’dham people. The average daily inpatient census is five. The facility receives approximately 60,000 outpatient visits and 9,000 emergency visits annually. The hospital provides general medical and primary care in an inpatient and outpatient basis and 24 hour ER services. The hospital is affiliated with three satellite facilities namely;  the San Xavier Health Center, a large outpatient facility on the outskirts of Tucson, the Santa Rosa Clinic, a small outpatient facility located in the very rural setting of the north-central sector of the Tohono O'odham Reservation, and the San Simon Health Center located 30 miles east of Ajo Arizona. within the Sells Service Unit that are approximately 60 miles from the facility.

Rotational Experiences:
Provide clinical services in pharmacy managed anticoagulation, dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, immunization and improving patient care clinic (IPC). The resident will also have experiences in pharmacy administration, pharmacy informatics, antibiotics stewardship program, infectious disease, diabetes education, disease prevention/health promotion, and emergency medicine. Experiences also include drug utilization review, P&T committee involvement, policy writing, performance improvement projects, drug information, and pharmacokinetics. Each year 10 to 15 pharmacy students complete clerkship rotations at our site offering the resident the potential for student and preceptor opportunities.

During rotational, extended, and longitudinal practice experiences, the pharmacy resident will provide proficient patient care through direct interaction with interdisciplinary teams to achieve optimal drug therapy outcomes. He/She will be responsible for promoting safe and effective drug usage by educating other healthcare professionals, patients, and the community on drug therapy-related topics. He/She will demonstrate maturity by developing a personal philosophy of practice and exhibiting commitment to the profession.

Special features:
Sells Indian Hospital is located off of SR Hwy 86, 60 miles west of Tucson in the Sells District. In this desert climate, opportunities for outdoors activities and fitness abound such as bicycling, hiking, and jogging. The University of Arizona is located in the city of Tucson and it offers several educational programs and sporting events. The residents will enjoy mild winters and year-round recreational opportunities.