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Pharmacy Practice Residency

Tuba City Indian Medical CenterTUBA CITY REGIONAL HEALTH CARE CORPORATION
167 North Main Street
P.O. Box 600
Tuba City, Arizona 86045
Phone: (928) 283-2754
Fax: (928) 283-2758

Director of Pharmacy
James Brant Young, RPh

Residency Program Director:
CDR Mary Byrne
Email: mary.byrne@tchealth.org

Type of training site:
Hospital and Ambulatory

Accreditation:
ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency

Facility:
Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation is a 65-bed regional hospital with adjacent outpatient clinic serving the needs of 35,000 Hopi, Navajo and Paiute Tribal Members.
http://tchealth.org/

Rotational Experience Opportunities:
Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Ambulatory Care, Intensive Care, Pediatric, OB/GYN, optometry/ophthalmology, urology, podiatry, physical and occupational therapy, mental health services, Pharmacy Administration/P&T where emphasis is placed on drug policy development, formulary management, and medication use evaluation.

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. 

The residency program will be involved in performing rotational, extended, and longitudinal care.  In addition to the clinical aspects of pharmacy, the program will also give experience to the administrative side which includes P&T involvement and performance improvement projects.  He/She will also be trained in diabetes education and anticoagulation clinic.

Special Features:
Tuba City is located on the western part of the Navajo Reservation approximately 70 miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona. It is a small town of 8,000 people. Tuba City is a small town but with many opportunities for outdoor recreation, cultural experiences and friendship with fascinating and adventurous people.  Camping, hiking, downhill and cross-country skiing, white water rafting and kayaking are all available and very popular among Tuba City employees.  The geologic wonders of the Colorado plateau nearby include the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks, and Lake Powell.