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IHS PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Programs

Alaska Area

  • Alaska Native Medical Center

    Alaska Native Medical Center

    4315 Diplomacy Dr.
    Anchorage, AK 99508

    Phone: 907-729-2143
    Fax: 907-729-2162

    Director of Pharmacy
    CAPT Kara King, PharmD, MPH

    Residency Program Director
    CAPT Anne Marie Bott, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS

    Residency Program Coordinator
    Courtney Graziano, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

    Type of Training Site
    Hospital and Ambulatory Care

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program

    Facility Information
    The Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) is a nonprofit health care organization in Anchorage, Alaska, providing medical services to more than 173,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people. The center includes a 173-bed hospital, as well as a full range of medical specialties, primary care services, and labs.

    ANMC is both an Adult and Pediatric Level II Trauma Center, providing the highest level of trauma care in Alaska. The vast array of hospital and pharmacy services are staffed by more than 50 pharmacists, 600 nurses and 250 physicians. Annually, ANMC sees approximately 9,700 inpatient admissions, 350,000 outpatient visits, 57,000 emergency department visits and 17,000 surgical procedures.

    The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Southcentral Foundation jointly own and manage the Alaska Native Medical Center under the terms of Public Law 105-83.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    The purpose of the residency program at the Alaska Native Medical Center—Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. The program offers learning experiences in both the acute and ambulatory settings. The resident will work closely with all members of the healthcare team and participate in interdisciplinary rounds, provide pharmacokinetic and anticoagulation consultations and respond as part of the emergency cardiac arrest team. In addition, the resident will be exposed to a variety of specialty pharmacy services and have the opportunity to assist in precepting pharmacy students from a variety of schools around the country. Required learning experiences include Orientation, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Management, Diabetes, Oncology/Infusion Center, and Pediatrics. Elective learning experiences include Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry/Mediset, Transitions of Care, Infectious Disease, Informatics and Pain Management. Longitudinal learning experiences include Drug Information, Research/Project Management with a concentrated experience with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as their schedule allows, and staffing in both the ambulatory and inpatient settings.

    Special Features
    Alaska's natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities are legendary. Enjoy the many miles of lit urban trails perfect for cross-country skiing in the winter and biking in the summer. Be sure to catch a glimpse of breathtaking views of the aurora borealis, soar on a flight over Denali, step foot on ancient glaciers and treat yourself to many opportunities to take in beautiful wildlife and scenery. Summers bring over 19 hours of daylight and are ideal for the outdoor enthusiast.

    Anchorage's population is approaching 300,000 and offers most amenities of a large city, while maintaining its small-town feel. Home to a busy international airport, Anchorage is a rich cultural hub of activities. As the saying goes, “Anchorage is the closest city to Alaska.”

    Come and experience big wild life in the “Last Frontier,” where young spirits and adventurous souls come to play.

  • Southcentral Foundation
Primary Care Center

    Southcentral Foundation Primary Care Center

    4320 Diplomacy Dr.
    Anchorage, AK 99508

    Phone: 907-729-4178
    Fax: 907-729-8870

    Residency Program Director
    CAPT Mike Beiergrohslein PharmD, NCPS, BCPS

    Type of Training Site
    PGY1 Ambulatory Care

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program

    Facility Information
    As part of Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka System of Care, clinical pharmacy services range from full service ambulatory care and village pharmacy to integrated pharmacists within multidisciplinary care teams. These clinical pharmacy services are incorporated within a relationship-based health care delivery system offering a wide range of programs to address physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness for about 65,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people. The geographic service area spans some 100,000 square miles, and includes Anchorage, the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and remote villages accessible only by boat or airplane.

    Southcentral Foundation Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  is the proud recipient of the 2017 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  and the 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov , which is the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership.

    The SCF Telepharmacy Program is the proud recipient of ASHP's Excellence in Medication-Use Safety Award Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  and the Anticoagulation Center of Excellence.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    Ambulatory Care Rotations: Integrated Care at Anchorage Native Primary Care Center and Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Center, Anticoagulation, Drug Information, Informatics, Pediatrics, Practice Management, Staffing, Psychiatry, Flu Clinic and Village/Telepharmacy with possible travel to remote site. Elective Rotations: SCF Detox Center, SCF Urgent care, Diabetes clinic, Infectious disease. CCU Teaching opportunities: tobacco/diabetes groups, pharmacy students, journal club.

    Special Features
    Alaska's natural beauty and outdoors recreation opportunities are legendary. Enjoy the many miles of lit urban trails perfect for cross country skiing in the winter. Be on the lookout for views of the aurora borealis. Summers bring over 19 hours of daylight and are ideal for the outdoor enthusiast. Anchorage's population is approaching 300,000 and offers most amenities of a large city, while maintaining its small town feel. Anchorage is home to a busy international airport and is a rich cultural hub of activity. As the saying goes, "Anchorage is the closest city to Alaska". Come experience our Big Wild Life!

  • Maniilaq Health Center

    Maniilaq Health Center

    436 and 5th Ted Stevens Way
    Kotzebue, AK 99752

    Phone: 907-442-7182
    Fax: 907-447-7309

    Director of Pharmacy
    Freddy Kaniki, PhD, PharmD

    Residency Program Director
    Freddy Kaniki, PhD, PharmD

    Residency Program Coordinator
    Denzel Mann, PharmD

    Type of Training Site
    Ambulatory Care, Acute Care, Long-term Care

    Accreditation
    Accreditation Candidate Status with ASHP

    Facility Information
    Located just north of the Arctic Circle in Kotzebue Alaska. The Joint Commission Accredited Maniilaq Health Center provides health, tribal and social services to residents of Northwest Alaska. A non-profit corporation, Maniilaq Association represents twelve federally recognized tribes and is located in Kotzebue, the hub city for 11 different villages within the Northwestern Arctic Borough.

    Maniilaq Health Center provides services ranging from Emergency Room services, Acute Care, an Ambulatory clinic, Dental clinic, Eye clinic, Social Services, Tele-Medicine, Behavioral Health, Long Term Care and Diabetes management. Each surrounding village has a clinic staffed by health aides in the Community Health Aide Program (CHAP), a provider-level that is unique to rural Alaska. Additionally, the Maniilaq Health Center is connected to ANTHC (Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium) allowing for easier transitions of care to and from tribal facilities all around Alaska.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    The Resident learning experience contains every facet of services offered at Maniilaq Health Center. Focus is on developing personal, professional and clinical skills to Resident standards. The rotational learning experience is split between Acute and Ambulatory settings. The Resident will be immersed and integrated into Acute Care, Emergency, Administration, Population Health, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Ambulatory Care settings. We are also partnered with multiple IHS sites around the country to offer advanced elective experiences.

    Special Features
    Life in the Arctic provides an essential life and clinical experience. Intensely beautiful is an appropriate description. Watch the aurora borealis on the surrounding beaches (yes, beaches). Feel the pull of the salmon on your line in water. Listen to the icy crunch under your feet while on mountainous snow covered peaks. Northwest Alaska offers a seemingly endless expanse of untamed earth. Take a second and do an internet search on the Noatak National Preserve, Serpentine Hot Springs, and the Kobuk National Wild River. These are all a short distance away. Exploration and adventure were invented here. Like many parts of rural Alaska the best ways to get there are by dog sled, plane, snowmobile, ATV and boat. Bring your passion and let the surrounds inspire you.

    In the land of endless sun there is more time to find what you are looking for.

Albuquerque Area

  • Albuquerque Indian Health Center (AIHC)

    Albuquerque Indian Health Center (AIHC)

    801 Vassar Dr NE
    Albuquerque NM 87106

    Phone: 505-248-4000
    Fax: 505-248-7642

    Director of Pharmacy
    CDR Michael Shuster, PharmD, MPA, NCPS

    Residency Program Director
    LCDR Khanh Vu, PharmD, BCPS

    Residency Program Coordinator
    David Sigars, PharmD

    Type of Training Site
    Ambulatory Care

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency program

    Facility Information
    The Albuquerque Service Unit (ASU) consists of the Albuquerque Indian Health Center (AIHC) and field health clinics in Zia Pueblo and Santa Ana Pueblo. Albuquerque has long been a center for education and employment for southwest Native Americans, which has contributed to the diversity of its Tribal representation. The Albuquerque Indian Health Center is an ambulatory care center with approximately 100,000 patient visits per year.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    Our program is a 12-month postgraduate curriculum with learning experiences in Orientation, Pharmacy Practice, Project Management, Pharmacy Administration, Drug Information, Pharmacy-based Clinics and Pharmacist Clinician I/II. AIHC offers other elective opportunities in coordination with other IHS sites, UNM Hospital and UNM College of Pharmacy to provide a customized learning experience for the resident. The resident has the opportunity to complete a Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program with the University of New Mexico (UNM) and attain ACLS certification. The resident can participate in weekly journal clubs with the VA Medical Center in Albuquerque. Additionally, residents will have the opportunity to gain licensure as a Pharmacist Clinician within the state of New Mexico. Residents will gain the necessary experience and develop critical thinking skills needed to move forward in the ever changing world of pharmacy practice.

    The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program at AIHC will provide learning and training environments designed to advance the practice of post-graduate pharmacists and prepare them for direct patient care positions within public health. Graduates of this program will also have a firm grasp of management responsibilities and the pharmacist’s role in public health and the Native American community. The residency program will serve as a strong foundation for career advancement as a pharmacist within the Indian Health Service and/or United States Public Health Service.

    Special Features
    AIHC is a five minute walking distance from UNM campus and the Health Sciences Center. The resident can enjoy cultural activities within the city at Old Town or in the 19 Pueblos located in New Mexico. Residents are encouraged to attend cultural activites and to be involved within the community. It is a short drive to National Parks, ski areas, hiking, biking, and numerous other outdoor activities. Albuquerque is also home of the popular annual International Balloon Fiesta and famous green chili.

  • Santa Fe Indian Health Service Hospital

    Santa Fe Indian Health Service Hospital

    1700 Cerrillos Road
    Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

    Phone: 505-946-9387
    Fax: 505-982-7065

    Director of Pharmacy
    CAPT Keith Adcock

    Residency Program Director
    CDR Lynette Wasson

    Residency Program Coordinator
    Brandon Scott, PharmD

    Type of Training Site
    Ambulatory Care

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program

    Facility Information
    The Santa Fe Service Unit facilities consist of the Santa Fe Indian Hospital and health clinics located in Santa Clara, San Felipe and Cochiti Pueblos. The Service Unit serves nine Pueblos: Cochiti, Nambe, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, San Felipe, San Juan, Santa Clara, Santo Domingo, and Tesuque. A wide range of ambulatory care services are offered at all facilities through a combination of direct services and contract care providers. In addition to general outpatient care, the Santa Fe Service Unit facilities provide dental services, health education, nutrition services, behavioral health services, public health nursing, community diabetes education, physical therapy, contract care, environmental health services, and sanitation services. Specialty clinics focus on women's health, diabetes, pediatrics, and wellness. Additionally, each facility works closely with tribal governments and other programs in community outreach efforts focusing on health promotion and disease prevention.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    Ambulatory care, internal medicine, drug information, pharmacy practice management, health promotion/disease prevention, project management, pediatrics, informatics, continuous quality improvement, epidemiology, toxicology, behavioral health, inpatient pharmacy practice (external rotation) and opportunities to independently manage patients in anticoagulation, tobacco cessation, and hepatitis C clinic.

    Special Features
    Santa Fe is located 55 miles north of Albuquerque and Kirtland Air Force Base. Situated in the foothills of the southern Rocky Mountains, it is known as "the City Different" with its Indian-Spanish architecture, narrow winding streets, world renowned galleries and museums, opera house, boutiques, restaurants, and cultural activities. To the north of Santa Fe are the Pueblos of San Juan, San Ildefonso, Nambe, Pojoaque, Tesuque, and Santa Clara. Located to the south of the city are the Pueblos of Cochiti, Santo Domingo, and San Felipe. The landscape encircling these communities is spectacularly beautiful, offering breath-taking views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains. Santa Fe is known for its ideal climate and sunny days, which average 300 per year. Ski Santa Fe opens from Thanksgiving through Easter and there is hiking and biking year round, nearby fly fishing and natural hot springs, as well as various other outdoor activities in the area.

Bemidji Area

  • Cass Lake Indian Health Service Hospital

    Cass Lake Indian Health Service Hospital

    425 7th Street NW Cass Lake, MN 56633

    Phone: 218-335-3267
    Fax: 218-335-3352

    Director of Pharmacy
    CDR Jinny Meyer, PharmD, BCACP

    Residency Program Director
    LCDR Rachel Washburn, PharmD, BCPS

    Residency Program Coordinator
    Jessica Theisen, PharmD, BCACP

    Type of Training Site
    Ambulatory Care

    Positions 1

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program

    Facility Information
    The Cass Lake Indian Health Service Hospital is a Federal Public Health Service facility operating as a Critical Access Hospital and Outpatient Ambulatory Care Clinic. The facility delivers many outpatient services to over 12,000 individuals (in and out of state). These services include: medical, dental, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, physical therapy, audiology, podiatry, and optometry. Cass Lake IHS also provides patients with 24/7 access to emergency department care. In addition, Cass Lake IHS collaborates with several Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe tribal programs including behavioral health, Leech Lake Opiate Treatment Center, Leech Lake Diabetes Services, public health nursing, and community based tribal clinics on the reservation.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    We are a newer residency program that is excited to instruct future generations of pharmacists. The Cass Lake PGY-1 Residency Program is primarily focused on ambulatory care services. Residents will be working at the top of their licensure and will have the opportunity to become fully credentialed and privileged members of the medical staff seeing patients for chronic disease state management. Rotational block experiences will include Orientation, Administration, Ambulatory Care (focused on immunizations, over-the-counter visits, naloxone education and dispensing, nicotine cessation visits, and transitions of care visits). Other opportunities include working with Hepatitis C/Infectious Disease, and Advanced Practice Ambulatory Care (performing comprehensive care for multiple disease states which may include diabetes, anticoagulation, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, congestive heart failure, depression/anxiety, asthma/COPD and others). Longitudinal rotations include Staffing, Pharmacy Practice Management (where the resident will be highly involved in Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T), Residency Projects, and Teaching/Community Outreach). Elective rotations include an Inpatient opportunity at a local hospital through a collaboration opportunity, Primary Care, Emergency Room, Psychiatric, Informatics, and Pediatrics. Additional opportunities may be considered based on the resident’s interests.

    Preceptors at Cass Lake are excited to teach and impart their knowledge and experiences to students and residents. Likewise, the resident will have ample opportunity for precepting pharmacy students and obtaining a teaching certificate if desired.

    Special Features
    Cass Lake IHS is located 15 miles south of Bemidji, MN, 4 hours north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, and 2 hours from Canada. There are many year-round opportunities to stay active, especially if you love the outdoors. Summertime highlights include fishing, boating, biking, camping, and hiking. Wintertime brings cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, curling, etc. The area also provides unique art, entertainment, and cultural events including traditional powwows. You will find yourself captivated by the beauty of what Northern Minnesota has to offer.

  • Red Lake Hospital

    Red Lake Hospital

    24760 Hospital Drive
    Red Lake, MN 56671

    Phone: 218-679-2825
    Fax: 218-679-0189

    Director of Pharmacy
    CDR Kailee Fretland, PharmD, BCPS, NCPS

    Residency Program Director
    LCDR Jennifer Franke, PharmD, BCPS, NCPS

    Type of Training Site
    Ambulatory Care and Acute Care

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program

    Facility Information
    The Red Lake Health Care System and Hospital provides comprehensive health care to Native Americans and Alaskan Natives on the Red Lake Ojibwe Nation in Northern Minnesota. The aim of the Red Lake Health Care System and Hospital is to optimize the Medical Home of the Red Lake Ojibwe Nation through: Convenient Access, Community Partnerships, Empowering Self-Management for patients through Education, Prevention and/or delay of Chronic Disease, Utilizing the highest Standards of Care, Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care. Services provided at the Red Lake Hospital include ambulatory care clinic, same day walk-in clinic, emergency department, 16 bed inpatient facility, dental, optometry, behavioral health, prenatal care, physical therapy, radiology, 40 bed long-term care facility, and comprehensive community health care. The pharmacists are fully credentialed and privileged as Hospital Medical Staff members.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    The Red Lake PGY-1 Residency Program is largely focused on ambulatory pharmacy practice. The Red Lake Pharmacy has a robust pharmacy primary care model under which privileged clinical pharmacists practice at the top of their licensure providing disease state management for several chronic conditions including diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hypothyroidism, nicotine cessation, asthma/COPD, GERD, anticoagulation, hepatitis C, and behavioral health. Residents will be trained and privileged as a clinical pharmacist and have required learning experiences in pharmacy primary care and anticoagulation.

    Additional experiences will include public health initiatives to expose the resident to health disparities, community collaborations and population health. The resident will also have experiences in inpatient/emergency medicine, patient care (OTC, immunizations, harm reduction with naloxone, spirometry, diabetes education, and medication counseling), administration, staffing, and precepting.

    Elective learning experiences will be tailored to the resident's interests and may include behavioral health, long-term care, palliative/end of life care, hepatitis C management, medication assisted treatment, pain management, infectious disease, or antibiotic stewardship.

    Special Features
    The Red Lake Nation is located 35 miles north of Bemidji, MN and 4 hours north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. If you are looking for outdoor activities, you have found the right location with beautiful lakes for fishing and recreation, and abundant trails for biking, hiking, and skiing. Bemidji is the first city on the Mississippi, is home to a diverse community including Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College, and was recently named Minnesota Monthly's "Best Minnesota Town."

Billings Area

  • Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital

    1 Hospital Rd. Crow Agency, MT 59101

    Phone: 406-638-3579
    Fax: 406-638-3326

    Director of Pharmacy
    CAPT Dean Goroski, PharmD, BCPS

    Residency Program Director
    CDR James "Garrett" Sims, PharmD, BCPS

    Residency Program Coordinator
    LCDR Daniel "Nathan" Hamil, PharmD, BCACP, CPH

    Type of Training Site
    Hospital and Ambulatory Care

    Positions 1

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program

    Facility Information
    The Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital is a Federal Public Health Service facility operating as a 24-bed Critical Access Hospital and Outpatient Ambulatory Care Clinic. The facility provides ambulatory and inpatient services for over 14,000 beneficiaries including medical, dental, pharmacy, dietary, OB, laboratory, radiology, physical therapy, audiology, podiatry, surgery, behavioral health, public health nursing, and optometry. Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital also provides patients with 24/7 access to emergency department care. Outpatient services are also provided at two satellite clinics: Pryor Clinic, located 70 miles to the west, and Lodge Grass Clinic, 20 miles to the south.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    You will make a lasting impact on the Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital by helping us continue to build a center for excellence. The Crow/Northern Cheyenne PGY-1 Residency Program focuses on both ambulatory and inpatient care. The Pharmacy Collaborative Practice Agreement that guides our Ambulatory Care Learning Experience includes management of anticoagulation, diabetes, asthma, COPD, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, Hepatitis C, tobacco cessation, and heart failure. We are always looking to expand the scope of the disease states we manage. Other learning experiences include Area Administration, Informatics, Inpatient Pharmacy, Infectious Disease, Drug Information, Service Unit Administration, Emergency Medicine, Student Program and Pedagogy, and Pharmacy Practice.

    One of the central tenets of this Residency Program is to have a positive, lasting impact on everything it "touches". In addition to a longitudinal project, built into every learning experience is the opportunity for the resident to improve care within the service unit.

    Special Features
    The Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital is located about 15 miles south of Hardin, MT and 60 miles east of Billings, MT. The area has something for everyone. Billings is the largest City in Montana and is the center for commerce for a large portion of Montana, eastern North Dakota, and Northern Wyoming. Billings has many amenities typically found in much larger cities, including lots of activities for families, a zoo, an IMAX theater, many great restaurants, a thriving downtown, concerts, an airport with flights to hubs such as Denver, Salt Lake, Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, Dallas, and more.

    Hardin is an easy commute to the Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital and is in close proximity to world class fishing and hunting.

    The area abounds with opportunities for outdoor activities. There are some amazing opportunities for hiking. Skiing is close by in Red Lodge, MT. Yellowstone National Park is only three to four hours away.

    Pharmacists at Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital are a valued resource. Pharmacists at the facility are in leadership roles such as P&T Chair, Opioid Stewardship Chair, Antibiotic Stewardship Chair, and Bar Code Medication Administration Coordinator. This results in a true multi-disciplinary environment where pharmacists work very closely with physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals.

Great Plains Area

  • Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility

    1300 Hospital Loop Belcourt, ND 58316

    Phone: 701-477-8426
    Fax: 701-477-2524

    Director of Pharmacy
    CDR Tyler Lannoye, PharmD

    Residency Program Director
    LCDR Ken Knutson, PharmD

    Residency Program Coordinator
    LT Andrew Glatz, PharmD; and LCDR Lauren Hatfield, PharmD

    Type of Training Site
    Hospital and Ambulatory Care

    Positions 1

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program

    Facility Information
    The Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility is located in Belcourt, ND, and serves the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, a tribe with over 30,000 enrolled members and approximately 16,500 of those members living on or near reservation lands. Hospital services include women’s health, pediatric care, general surgery, behavioral health, podiatry, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, and public health nursing. We also have a dental clinic, eye clinic, and Trinity-run dialysis unit on site, as well as same day clinic services and an active emergency department. The inpatient ward has 25 full-admit beds.

    The pharmacy processes 700+ prescriptions daily and has implemented the centralized mail-order pharmacy (CMOP) program in conjunction with the VA. Our pharmacy-run clinics include immunizations, anticoagulation, diabetes, hepatitis C, tobacco cessation, and asthma. In addition to traditional outpatient and inpatient services, pharmacists staff both the primary care clinic and the emergency room daily, serving as members of the direct patient care teams in those units.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    The resident will spend a considerable amount of time working in the various pharmacy-run clinics, collaborating with providers in the primary care clinic, and providing services as a member of the multidisciplinary inpatient care team. Unique opportunities to work with public health nursing and the dialysis center in the community will also be afforded to the resident. The resident will gain knowledge in pharmacy operations, administration, and informatics fields. When the opportunity arises, residents will be able to mentor pharmacy students rotating through our site.

    Special Features
    Belcourt is 83 miles from Devils Lake, ND, home to world-class fishing, abundant wildlife, and ample other outdoor activities; 30 miles from the International Peace Gardens; 42 miles from the Lake Metigoshe State Park; 45 miles from Rugby, ND, the Geographical Center of North America; and a day’s drive to major cities such as Minneapolis, MN, (482 miles) and Rapid City, SD, (508 miles).

  • W.W. Keeble Memorial Health Care Center

    W.W. Keeble Memorial Health Care Center

    100 Lake Traverse Drive Sisseton, SD 57262

    Phone: 605-742-3795
    Fax: 605-698-3128

    Director of Pharmacy
    CAPT Holly Rice, PharmD, BCACP

    Residency Program Director
    CDR Mary Thoennes, RPh, BCACP, CDCES

    Type of Training Site
    Ambulatory Care

    Positions 1

    Accreditation
    Accredited by ASHP

    Facility Information
    W. W. Keeble Memorial Health Care Center is a primary care clinic that serves a population of approximately 8000 American Indians and Alaskan Natives on the Lake Traverse Reservation in northeast South Dakota. The clinic is named in honor of Master Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Keeble, the first member of the Sioux tribe to receive the Medal of Honor.

    The clinic is accredited as a Patient Centered Medical Home by The Joint Commission of Health Organizations.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    At this ASHP accredited program, you will be able to shape your residency and help build the foundation of our program. The pharmacy department has 4 collaborative practice clinics which include anticoagulation, smoking cessation, immunizations, Hepatitis C, and a new chronic disease clinic in which pharmacists independently monitor and adjust patient’s medication therapy.

    - 12 month post-graduate curriculum emphasizing chronic disease state management (including: diabetes, asthma, COPD, hypertension, dyslipidemia, vitamin D deficiency, and hypothyroidism)

    - Resident will gain experience and critical thinking skills needed to develop as an independent clinician while working closely with an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals

    - Become a credentialed and privileged member of the clinic’s Medical Staff

    - Gain insight in pharmacy practice management and clinic administration

    - There is also the potential to establish elective rotations in your particular area of interest

    - Serve as preceptor for APPE or JRCOSTEP students

    - Provide training to technician staff to increase pharmacy staff capacity

    Special Features
    Sisseton is located in the Glacial Lake Region of northeast South Dakota and has a population of 2,500. There are many state parks in the area where you can enjoy all four seasons, including fishing, boating, hiking, hunting, and biking are available. Area residents enjoy rodeos, Pow-Wows, and festivals throughout the year. The art scene in Sisseton is active and provides a wide range of music, theater, and dance in the community. There are many community programs such as softball and golf leagues as well as a snowmobile club and a horse-riding club. Sisseton is conveniently located for trips to Fargo (1 hour); Sioux Falls (2 hours); Minneapolis (3&1/2 hours); Winnipeg (5 hours); or the Black Hills (8 hours).

Nashville Area

  • Cherokee Indian Hospital

    Cherokee Indian Hospital

    1 Hospital Road
    Cherokee, NC 28719

    Phone: 828-497-9163 ext. 6369
    Fax: 828-497-3663

    Director of Pharmacy
    CDR Jason White, PharmD, BCACP

    Residency Program Director
    LT Ashley Channels, PharmD, BCPS

    Type of Training Site
    Hospital and Ambulatory Care

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program

    Facility Information
    Cherokee Indian Hospital is a family practice based hospital and clinic located on the Cherokee Indian Reservation in western North Carolina. It serves approximately 14,000 Native Americans across a five county area through a variety of programs funded and operated through both the Indian Health Service and the Tribal Health Delivery System.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    Cherokee Indian Hospital is a tier three Patient Centered Medical Home. The resident gains considerable experience in the ambulatory care realm by working as an integral member of an interdisciplinary health care team in the primary care clinics. The resident also rotates through the pharmacy-based anticoagulation and tobacco cessation clinics. In addition, the learner will develop a solid foundation in acute care pharmacotherapy with inpatient and emergency medicine experience. With the addition of an inpatient behavioral health unit and a residential treatment facility, the resident can expect extensive experience with behavioral health during the year. Rounding out the residency experience are the mastering of skills in pharmacy informatics, the chance to grow as a leader and mentor pharmacy students from dozens of schools across the US, and the chance to contribute to the mission of the Indian Health Service and Cherokee Indian hospital through the development and implementation of an impactful residency project.

    Special Features
    Cherokee is located approximately 2-3 hours from Atlanta, GA, Knoxville, TN, and Greenville, SC. The facility is located next to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park’s 55,000 acres and surrounding areas of forest and rivers offer a multitude of outdoor activities including hiking, camping, mountain biking, horseback riding, boating, tubing, kayaking, and fishing. Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg TN are located 30 miles from Cherokee and offer a wide variety of activities such as outlet mall shopping, amusement parks, professional shows, and comedy clubs. Asheville is located 45 minutes from Cherokee and is a rich cultural center, full of wonderful music, history, and shopping. Cherokee, NC is located in one of the most scenic areas of the country.

Navajo Area

  • Crownpoint Healthcare Facility

    Crownpoint Healthcare Facility

    PO Box 358
    Crownpoint, NM 87313

    Phone: 505-786-6344
    Fax: 505-786-2526

    Director of Pharmacy
    CAPT Jefferson Fredy, PharmD

    Residency Program Director
    LCDR Keith Warshany, PharmD, PhC, BCPS, NCPS

    Residency Program Coordinator
    LT Jannet Peroti, PharmD, MBA

    Type of Training Site
    Hospital and Ambulatory Care

    Positions 1-2

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program

    Facility Information
    Crownpoint Healthcare Facility is a 32-bed CMS-accredited facility providing ambulatory and inpatient services for over 20,000 Navajo people. The average daily inpatient census is six. The facility receives approximately 55,000 outpatient visits, 6000 emergency visits, and 300 obstetric visits annually. Outpatient services are also provided at two satellite clinics, Pueblo Pintado Clinic, located 45 miles to the east, and Thoreau Clinic, 25 miles to the south.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    Pharmacists are strongly integrated into the primary care model, exercising prescriptive authority and practicing as privileged members of the medical staff. Clinical pharmacists are directly responsible for nearly 2000 ambulatory clinical encounters annually. Commonly managed disease states include but are not limited to diabetes, chronic pain, anticoagulation, opioid use disorders, and hepatitis C. The resident will gain experiences in outpatient and inpatient pharmacy, pharmacy administration, and pharmacy informatics. Exposure and involvement in infectious disease, diabetes education, disease prevention/health promotion, and emergency medicine, and the delivery of immunizations are spread across the resident’s rotations. Additional experiences also include policy writing, P&T committee involvement, residency seminar, performance improvement projects, and drug information. The resident will prepare and present lectures targeted toward not only the healthcare team - to promote their continuing education needs – but also to the community to advance the health of the Navajo people.

    During both focused and longitudinal rotational experiences, the pharmacy resident will provide proficient patient care through direct interaction with interdisciplinary teams to achieve optimal drug therapy outcomes. The resident will be responsible for promoting safe and effective drug usage by educating other healthcare professionals through disease state and treatment guideline reviews. The resident will demonstrate maturity by developing a personal philosophy of practice and exhibiting commitment to the profession. The resident will have also have opportunities to precept approximately 50 pharmacy students from various schools including the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Rutgers University, Thomas Jefferson University, and the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

    A unique elective opportunity of our residency program is the Pharmacist Clinician practice experience, in which the resident may have the opportunity to pursue certification as a New Mexico Pharmacist Clinician. Time will be allotted for the pharmacy resident to participate in and complete the Physical Assessment for the Pharmacist Clinician course at the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy. The pharmacy resident will have ample time to work closely with physicians to successfully fulfill the requirement of a 150 hour, 300 patient contact preceptorship.

    Special Features
    Pharmacists at Crownpoint Healthcare facility enjoy unmatched camaraderie with other members of the health care team. This results in a true multi-disciplinary environment where pharmacists work very closely with physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals who are also passionate about providing the best patient care possible. Our patients are a humble and gracious people who are appreciative and receptive to the services offered by pharmacists. Opportunities for professional development and making patient care improvements are limited only by an individual’s own energy and motivation. Working at Crownpoint is very challenging, but also highly rewarding.

    While the work environment can be demanding and fast-paced, the small community of Crownpoint (population 3,000) is peaceful and quiet. Staff at Crownpoint organize activities such as potluck dinners, community service activities, sunrise/sunset hikes, yoga, game nights, and musical “pickin”/”jam” sessions. In this high-desert climate, opportunities for outdoor activities and fitness abound. Many locations within Crownpoint are suitable for bicycling, hiking, and jogging, and are within walking distance of employee housing. Photography, pets, and skiing are popular hobbies. While Crownpoint does not receive much snow in the winter, many ski areas are accessible for day trips or weekend trips. It is located approximately two hours from the city of Albuquerque and the Colorado mountain town of Durango. History and archaeology buffs will delight in the mysteries of Chaco Canyon National Historical Park and Mesa Verde National Park.

  • Gallup Indian Medical Center

    Gallup Indian Medical Center

    516 E. Nizhoni Blvd.
    Gallup, NM 87301

    Phone: 505-722-1185

    Director of Pharmacy
    Vicky Chavez, PharmD, BCPS

    Residency Program Director
    LT Esther Lee, PharmD, BCPS

    Residency Program Coordinator
    LT Catherine Bobea PharmD, BCPS

    Type of Training Site
    Hospital and Ambulatory Care

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program

    Facility Information
    Gallup Indian Medical Center (GIMC), a 74-bed hospital, provides primary and acute care services for the Native American population of the Gallup Service Area serving an excess of 200,000 patients with an average of over 25,000 patient visits per month. It also serves as a referral center for all hospitals on the Navajo Nation. GIMC is a level III trauma center with a six-bed intensive care unit.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    Inpatient/ Emergency Medicine Rotation

    This rotational experience will provide the residents with opportunities to train in Emergency Medicine, Surgical Ward, Pediatric Ward, ICU, and Women’s Health Unit. While on this rotation, residents will attend medical rounds and provide recommendations on patient care. Additionally, residents will monitor all admitted patients and make therapeutic recommendations to the attending physician based on lab values, test results, and patient history. Residents will be taught to initiate and monitor medications requested by providers including but not limited to vancomycin, gentamicin, and warfarin. Residents will be trained and expected to attend all codes (adult and pediatric) throughout the hospital. BLS and ACLS training be provided as part of the Emergency Medicine rotation.

    Outpatient/ Ambulatory Care Clinic

    Each resident will staff on the weekends alternating from September to June. Staffing may be in the outpatient or inpatient pharmacy. Resident experiences include patient counseling and recommending dose adjustments to providers for clinical efficiency and safety as needed. Interventions made in the outpatient clinic may ideally lead to positive outcomes in acute and chronic disease management.

    The residents will train in the Ambulatory Care clinic as part of a longitudinal rotation. Outpatient clinic experiences will include internal medicine, family medicine, dentistry, walk-in primary care clinic, women’s health, pediatrics, orthopedics, podiatry, surgery and psychiatry.

    Intensive Rotations

    Four to six week intensive care blocks of training in the following areas: immunizations, infectious disease (HIV, Hepatitis C), diabetes, nephrology (dialysis, anemia, bone mineral disease), respiratory (asthma, COPD, GERD, and allergic rhinitis), anticoagulation, pain and inpatient/ emergency medicine. All pharmacy clinics include prescriptive authority per the collaborative practice agreements, ordering and interpreting all labs and tests required for treatment, and performing pertinent physical examinations.

    Longitudinal Rotations

    Year-long training experiences include ambulatory care, pharmacy informatics, drug information, antimicrobial stewardship, and a research project.

    Additional Training

    Residents will be sent to Officer Basic Course (if Commissioned Corps), Indian Health Service Pharmacy Practice Training Program or the Pharmacist Clinician Course, and the ASHP mid-year meeting. As funding permits, residents may be sent to other trainings. A teaching certificate will be offered if the residents are interested. It will taught by a School of Pharmacy through a combination of online and on-site activities.

    Special Features
    Situated at an altitude of 6500 feet, the high desert climate allows for the enjoyment of many outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, backpacking, and camping. There are many choices for cross-country and downhill skiing within 3 hours of Gallup. There are also several national monuments and parks within easy driving distance. Albuquerque, with all of the services and cultural events offered in a city its size, is just two hours east of Gallup. The city of Gallup has a population of approximately 26,000.

  • Northern Navajo Medical Center

    Northern 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, PharmD

    Residency Program Director
    LCDR Fiona Chao, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP

    Type of Training Site
    Hospital and Ambulatory Care

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program

    Facility Information
    The Northern Navajo Medical Center (NNMC) provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care services. NNMC serves as a referral center for reservation-based hospitals and clinics in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah. Each year NNMC has roughly 133,000 outpatient clinic visits from 68,000 patients not including pharmacy visits.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    ***There may be changes to hospital/clinic operations due to the COVID19 Pandemic***

    Inpatient

    This experience will provide the residents with opportunities to train in the Medical/Surgical ward, Pediatric ward, and ICU. While on this rotation, residents will attend medical rounds and provide recommendations on patient care. Additionally, residents shall monitor all admitted patients and make recommendations regarding therapy to the attending physician based on lab values, test results, and patient history. Residents shall be taught to initiate and monitor medications requested by providers including but not limited to vancomycin, gentamicin, and warfarin. Residents will be trained and expected to attend all codes (adult and pediatric) throughout the hospital. ACLS and PALS training will be offered as part of this rotation.

    Outpatient

    Resident experiences include patient counseling, practicing in a medical home model setting, and adjusting medications based on renal/hepatic function per clinical judgment. Significant opportunities exist during this rotation to positively intervene and make recommendations on acute and chronic disease management.

    Ambulatory Care Clinic

    The residents shall train in the Ambulatory Care clinics as part of a longitudinal rotation. Core clinic experiences include adult asthma, seizure, anticoagulation, urgent care, and chronic disease management. Other opportunities include HIV/Hepatitis C Clinic, psychiatry, and rheumatology. All core clinics include full prescriptive authority, ordering and interpreting all labs and tests required for treatment, and performing pertinent physical examinations. Physical examinations taught include pulmonary, cardiac, neurological, HEENT, abdominal, and musculoskeletal systems. Residents shall gain experience in managing diseases including but not limited to diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hyper/hypothyroidism, asthma, heart failure, pain, HIV/Hep C, GERD, seasonal allergies, and epilepsy.



    Intensive Rotations

    Two to four week intensive care blocks of training in the following areas: diabetes and elective rotations. Some longitudinal rotations include intensive care blocks (ambulatory care, infectious disease, inpatient, and outpatient).

    Longitudinal Rotations

    Year-long training experiences in ambulatory care, drug information, infectious disease, inpatient, managed care, outpatient, student program, drug information and research project.

    Other Training

    Residents shall be sent to Officer Basic Course (if Commissioned Corps), Indian Health Service Pharmacy Practice Training Program, and ASHP mid-year meeting. Residents will also participate in NNMC's Physical Assessment Course.

    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.

  • Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation

    Tuba 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
    Harmeet Deol, PharmD, MBA, DPLA

    Residency Program Director
    CAPT Mary Byrne, PharmD, BCPS, CJCP

    Type of Training Site
    Hospital and Ambulatory

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program

    Facility Information
    Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation is a 65-bed regional hospital with two satellite outpatient clinics (Flagstaff, AZ and outside Page, AZ) serving the needs of 35,000 Hopi, Navajo, and Paiute Tribal Members.

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    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    Internal medicine, family medicine, ambulatory care, intensive care, pediatrics, OB/GYN, emergency department, mental health services, pharmacy administration, and pharmacy informatics. We are developing an elective rotation in our new oncology service. Service commitment focused primarily on inpatient services. Pharmacy-based clinics include anticoagulation, diabetes mellitus, immunization (which includes community involvement), and the newly-established pain management clinic.* The resident will be involved in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee meetings, with emphasis placed on drug policy development, formulary management and medication use evaluation. Other learning opportunities may arise during the year.

    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 resident 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. The resident will also be trained in diabetes education, immunization provision, anticoagulation, and geriatric pharmacy services.

    * Learning opportunity availability may be affected by COVID-19 restrictions.

    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.

Oklahoma City Area

  • Chickasaw Nation Medical Center

    1921 Stonecipher Blvd.
    Ada, Oklahoma 74820

    Fax: 580-272-1016

    Director of Pharmacy
    Travis Freeze PharmD, MBA, NCPS

    Residency Program Director
    Jonathan Willett, PharmD, BCPS

    Type of Training Site
    Hospital and Ambulatory Care

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program

    Facility Information
    The Chickasaw Nation Division of Health is made up of Chickasaw Nation Medical Center located in Ada and four outlying clinics in Purcell, Tishomingo, and Ardmore. The Chickasaw Division of Health provides services to over 40,000 Native Americans in south central Oklahoma. The Chickasaw Nation Medical Center is a 370,000 square-foot state-of-the-art health care facility. Features include a 72-bed hospital, level 3 emergency department, ambulatory care facility, diabetes care center, dental clinic, diagnostic imaging center, women's health center, administrative offices, and tribal health programs. In Fiscal Year 2014, there were 574,000 outpatient visits across all facilities, 3,655 inpatient visits, and 2,394 pharmacy therapeutic visits.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    Pharmacy-based anticoagulation and lipid clinics, diabetes education, pharmacokinetics, drug information, hypertension, journal club, community pharmacy, and administration.

    Special Features
    Ada is located 81 miles from Oklahoma City and 133 miles from Dallas, Texas, so it provides the advantages of small town life, but big-city amenities are just a short drive away. Ada is home to Wintersmith park for year round enjoyment. Ada also has a country club for golf and tennis fans.

    This is a tribal program that has a separate personnel system and application process. Contact the program for further information.

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  • Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital

    100 S. Bliss Ave.
    Tahlequah, OK 74464

    Phone: 539-234-1103
    Fax: 539-234-1101

    Director of Pharmacy
    CAPT Kari Barrett, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

    Residency Program Director
    CDR Linzi Allen, PharmD, MHA, BCPS

    Type of Training Site
    Hospital and Ambulatory Care

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program

    Facility Information
    Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital is the largest tribal facility in Oklahoma and is one of the largest in the Indian Health Service system with over 310,000 outpatient visits and 3400 admissions per year.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    Ambulatory care with emphasis in diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and anticoagulation as well as hospital focused nutritional support, pharmacokinetics, drug information, internal medicine, antimicrobial stewardship, and pediatrics. Elective rotation available with infectious disease pharmacist including hepatitis C and PrEP services.

    Special Features
    Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital's residency program has been established longer than any other in the IHS. Located in the foothills of the Ozarks, surrounded by lakes, trees, and scenic rivers, Tahlequah, Oklahoma is the capital of the Cherokee Nation and was voted one of the Top 100 Best Small Towns in America. It features the great combination of rural living with easy access to metropolitan areas only one hour away.

  • Choctaw Nation Health Care Center

    One Choctaw Way
    Talihina, OK 74571

    Phone: 918-567-7000 ext. 6735
    Fax: 918-567-7037

    Director of Pharmacy
    CAPT Clint Bullock, DPh

    Residency Program Director
    Candace L. Rose, PharmD, BCPS

    Type of Training Site
    Hospital and Ambulatory Care

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program

    Facility Information
    The Choctaw Nation Health Care Center is a 145,000 square foot health facility with 37 hospital beds and 52 outpatient exam rooms. There are over 250,000 outpatient visits each year. The Center provides health care services for 10.5 counties of southeastern Oklahoma. There are six outpatient clinics and a diabetes center.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    Nutritional support, pharmacokinetics, drug information, anticoagulation, hypertension, tobacco cessation clinic, medication therapy management, diabetes education, internal medicine, drug information and administration. Focus on the provision of pharmaceutical care in the Indian Health Service.

    Special Features
    The Choctaw Nation Health Care Center has state-of-the-art equipment and furnishings. The facility has affiliations with both state colleges of pharmacy.

    Choctaw Nation Web Site

    http://www.choctawnation.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home

  • Claremore Indian Health Care Facility

    101 S. Moore Ave.
    Claremore, Oklahoma, 74017

    Phone: 918-342-6200
    Fax: 928-342-6330

    Director of Pharmacy
    CAPT Michael Lee, PharmD, NCPS, BCPS

    Residency Program Director
    CDR John Bousum, PharmD, MHA

    Residency Program Coordinator
    LCDR Russell Kern, PharmD, BCPS

    Type of Training Site
    Hospital and Ambulatory Care

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program

    Facility Information
    The Claremore Comprehensive Health Care Facility is a 44 bed acute medical and surgical facility. The hospital operates a large outpatient clinic that receives over 300,000 outpatient visits per year. The health program is very similar to Health Maintenance Organizations with a heavy emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. The pharmacy dispenses over 325,000 prescriptions annually and provides preventive programs, ambulatory care clinics, patient counseling, committee direction, and inpatient services for general surgery, medicine, and OB/GYN patients.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    Residents will gain experience in the following ambulatory care services: adult cardiology, anticoagulation, diabetes, heart failure, hepatitis C, and tobacco cessation. Inpatient pharmacy services include: antimicrobial stewardship, pharmacokinetics, Total Parenteral Nutrition, and rounding with Internal Medicine. Residents will also have rotations involving pharmacy and hospital administration, drug utilization reviews, formulary management, drug information and education, research, performance improvement, and student teaching.

    Special Features
    Claremore is located 30 miles northeast of Tulsa, OK providing the resident opportunities to enjoy many amenities for a big city, including cultural and historical activities, shopping, entertainment, and outdoor activities. The hospitals has affiliations with both Colleges of Pharmacy in Oklahoma as well as several colleges outside the state of Oklahoma.

  • Lawton Indian Hospital

    1515 NE Lawrie Tatum Rd Lawton, OK 73507

    Phone: 580-354-5532
    Fax: 580-354-5544

    Director of Pharmacy
    Timothy Aaron Cardenaz, PharmD, MHA, BCPS

    Residency Program Director
    CDR Jessica Steinert, PharmD, MHA, BCGP

    Type of Training Site
    Hospital and Ambulatory Care

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program

    Facility Information
    Lawton Indian Hospital is a full service hospital that provides inpatient care for general surgery, gynecology, internal medicine, and pediatrics. The hospital also provides outpatient care in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, radiology, laboratory, physical therapy, optometry, wound care, podiatry, and audiology. In addition to inpatient and outpatient pharmacy practice, the pharmacy department at LIH offers patients ambulatory care services in anticoagulation, tobacco cessation, and chronic hepatitis C.

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    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    In addition to inpatient and outpatient pharmacy services, residents will gain experience in pharmacy-based ambulatory care services including: Anticoagulation, Tobacco Cessation, Adult Asthma, Chronic Hepatitis C, Naloxone Co-Prescribing, and Intensive Diabetes Management. Residents will also gain experience in administrative functions including: Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement, Opioid Oversight and various committees, Pharmacy Informatics, Formulary Management, Communications/Education, Ambulatory Care Administration, and Preceptorship.

    Special Features
    Lawton is Oklahoma’s third largest metropolitan area with a population of roughly 100,000 people. The city of Lawton is located 85 miles from Oklahoma City and 190 miles from Tulsa, OK. These prime locations are great for shopping, entertainment, and big city amenities. Southwest Oklahoma offers beautiful scenery with easy access to the Wichita Mountain Wildlife refuge and lakes for outdoor activities (hiking, kayaking, fishing etc).

Phoenix Area

  • Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PGY-1)

    Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PGY-1)

    4212 N. 16th St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85016

    Phone: 602-263-1506
    Fax: 602-263-1621

    Director of Pharmacy
    CAPT Megan Wohr

    Residency Program Director
    LCDR Jacqueline Campbell, PharmD, BCPS

    Residency Program Coordinator
    LCDR Deidra Newbrough, PharmD, BCPS

    Type of Training Site
    Hospital and Ambulatory Care

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency program

    Facility Information
    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.

    The PIMC program has 1 PGY-1 pharmacy resident position (12-month training experience) and 1 Combined PGY1 & 2 Health-System Pharmacy Leadership and Administration position (24-month training experience).

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    The PGY-1 residency program is designed so that approximately 2/3 of the program is ambulatory care, drug information & informatics, and pharmacy administration / management, with the remaining 1/3 spent on inpatient learning experiences (inpatient medicine, surgery, and critical care). Currently there are many outpatient pharmacy-based clinics where pharmacists serve as the primary provider, including anticoagulation, tobacco cessation, immunizations, latent tuberculosis treatment services, cardiovascular risk reduction, and contraception/sexually transmitted infection clinics. Starting in the fall of 2021, a pharmacist-run chronic disease management clinic will be implemented to provide a comprehensive approach to managing multiple chronic disease states in one visit.

    Residents are also oriented to oncology, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Antimicrobial Stewardship, diabetes, rheumatology, dermatology, endocrinology, behavioral health, 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. Residents are also given the opportunity to complete an elective rotation in infectious disease, rheumatology, emergency medicine, acute care, or ambulatory care to further their residency learning experience. Other opportunities for elective experiences may be considered based on availability. Residents will have the opportunity to be involved in two separate residency projects as our program will be using the Inverted Research Model (IRM). The residents 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. Phoenix is a short drive for many outdoor recreational activities including hiking, camping, boating, fishing, and skiing. Abundant nightlife, theater, and professional sporting events can occasionally be engaged in during the busy residency year. Phoenix is home to several major league and professional sports teams including football, men and women’s basketball, baseball, hockey, and soccer.

  • Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PGY-1/PGY-2)

    Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PGY-1/PGY-2)

    4212 N. 16th St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85016

    Phone: 602-263-1506
    Fax: 602-263-1621

    Director of Pharmacy
    CAPT Megan Wohr

    Residency Program Director
    CDR Kelly Owens, PharmD, BCPS

    Residency Program Coordinator
    CDR Dinesh Sukhlall, PharmD, BCPS

    Type of Training Site
    Hospital and Ambulatory Care

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency program
    Application for ASHP candidate status to be submitted in 2020 for PGY-2 residency program

    Facility Information
    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 American Indian/Alaska Native population of the Phoenix metropolitan area.

    The PIMC program has 1 new PGY-1/PGY-2 pharmacy resident position (24-month training experience).

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    The aim of PGY-1/PGY-2 Health System Leadership and Administration residency program is to equip new pharmacists with the skill and knowledge to be the future leaders of health-system pharmacy. During the 24-month training period, residents will gain competence and confidence in managing systems and people in both the acute and ambulatory settings to deliver quality pharmaceutical care.

    Please refer to the PGY-1 program for PGY-1 program rotations and requirements.

    During the PGY-2 year, the resident will continue to build upon the leadership and administrative experiences from the PGY-1 year. The resident will complete rotations to gain experience in hospital pharmacy leadership, supply chain management, clinical services management, outpatient pharmacy management, sterile compounding management, medication safety, and regulatory compliance. Longitudinal experiences will include management of pharmacy areas, medication use policy, and pharmacy informatics. The resident will work collaboratively to develop process improvement projects, lead departmental meetings and strategic planning efforts, and manage human and financial resources to develop advanced leadership skills. Learning experiences during the PGY-2 year are primarily located on the campus of Phoenix Indian Medical Center. Some opportunities will occur at the IHS Phoenix Area Office. Other approved offsite learning experiences may be available on an individual basis.

    Optional Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

    The resident will have the option to enroll at the Arizona State University W.P. Carey College of Business to obtain a Masters of Business Administration degree. The program offers flexibility to take courses both online and on campus and can be completed at a pace and location congruent with the resident’s desires. The resident will also have the option to concentrate in the business of healthcare.

    A major, longitudinal residency research project will be required to complete the program, including poster presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting as well as a podium presentation at the Arizona Pharmacy Association Regional Southwestern States Residency Conference. The residents will be provided the opportunity to complete a longitudinal teaching certification through a university affiliate

    Special Features
    Phoenix is the capital and most populous city in Arizona. It is a short drive for many outdoor recreational activities including hiking, camping, boating, fishing, and skiing. Abundant nightlife, theater, and professional sporting events can occasionally be engaged in during the busy residency year. Phoenix is home to several major league and professional sports teams including football, men and women’s basketball, baseball, hockey, and soccer.

  • Whiteriver Indian Health Service Hospital

    Whiteriver Indian Health Service Hospital

    PO Box 860
    Whiteriver, AZ 85941

    Phone: 928-338-3502
    Fax: 928-338-3510

    Director of Pharmacy
    Weston D. Thompson, D. Ph., MBA, BCPS

    Residency Program Director
    LCDR Anna Kit, PharmD, BCPS, NCPS

    Residency Program Coordinator
    CDR Amy Nguyen, PharmD, Ph.C., BCPS, NCPS

    Type of Training Site
    Hospital and Ambulatory Care

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    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program

    Facility Information
    Whiteriver Indian Hospital is located on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation and provides services to over 17,000 Native Americans throughout the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona. The facility receives over 120,000 ambulatory visit and 2,000 admissions annually. The service unit is comprised of the main hospital and outpatient clinic in Whiteriver, Arizona as well as a small, remote outpatient satellite clinic one hour away in Cibecue, Arizona. Whiteriver Indian Hospital is Joint Commission accredited and also a Joint Commission accredited Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Outpatient services include family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/women’s clinic, behavioral health, social services, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, optometry, and public health nursing services. Specialists in Cardiology, Nephrology, and Rheumatology conduct clinics onsite. There is a 40 bed hospital providing inpatient services and a 24-hour Emergency room, as well as surgical services.

    The Whiteriver pharmacy department is composed of five divisions: Outpatient, Inpatient, Specialty, Emergency Department, and Cibecue (remote satellite clinic). Pharmacists are integrated into most areas of medical practice, including family medicine, internal medicine, and women’s clinic. PCMH pharmacists are privileged as medical staff, and credentialed to treat a myriad of disease states through the PCMH model and collaborative practice agreements (CPAs). CDTM pharmacists facilitate specialty clinics in Rheumatology and Nephrology, in collaboration with visiting specialist physicians. Clinical pharmacists are also located in the emergency department and inpatient settings.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    Purpose Statement

    PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication- related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

    Whiteriver Indian Health Hospital offers a well-rounded 12 month Post Graduate Year 1 training in both ambulatory and inpatient care. The program aims to develop the resident to be an asset to the medical team, providing comprehensive direct patient care. Program highlights include comprehensive clinical pharmacy services in ambulatory care, inpatient/emergency care, community outreach, administration, and opportunities to pursue elective rotations. During the ambulatory care rotation, the resident will be embedded in the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and care for patients under a broad collaborative practice agreement (CPA). Disease states that the resident will encounter include, but are not limited to, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, anticoagulation, immunization, pain management, infectious diseases and heart failure. During the inpatient rotation, the resident will experience working in the emergency department, providing care to a 40-bed medical ward and participate in the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. The resident will also have a longitudinal administration rotation which will include participating in Pharmacy and Therapeutics meetings, Medication Error Meetings, and providing medication use evaluation as well as continuing education to both the public and health care professionals.

    Special Features
    The Fort Apache Indian Reservation is located in the White Mountains of Eastern Arizona and comprises an area approximately the size of Delaware. The reservation spans from the desert floor to mountains over 11,000 ft and is mainly comprised of transitional desert and mixed ponderosa pine and aspen forests. The White Mountains of Arizona are a vacation and recreation destination and provide bountiful hiking, biking, camping, boating, hunting, and fishing opportunities. Snow sports abound in the winter. Sunrise Ski Resort is located within an hour of the hospital.

    Whiteriver is a thirty-minute drive to the off-reservation vacation towns of Pinetop-Lakeside and Show Low. It is a three-hour drive to Phoenix and Flagstaff which provide many additional recreational and shopping opportunities. Whiteriver is located in an ideal location that provides easy weekend access to Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and most of the highlights of the beautiful Southwest.

Portland Area

  • Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center

    1270 Kot-Num Road
    P.O.Box 1209
    Warm Springs, OR 97761

    Phone: 541-553-1196
    Fax: 541-553-2481

    Director of Pharmacy
    CAPT Chi Duong, PharmD, BCPS

    Residency Program Director
    LCDR Andrew Portier, PharmD, BCPS

    Residency Program Coordinator
    LCDR Jessie Casberg, PharmD, BCPS

    Type of Training Site
    Ambulatory Care

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program
    AAAHC accredited facility

    Facility Information
    Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center was built in 1991 and is a busy ambulatory care center with over 72,000 patient visits each year. We primarily serve the Warm Springs, Wasco, and Paiute tribes of central Oregon. There is a very amiable relationship between the medical and pharmacy staff. The clinic takes a multi- disciplinary approach to patient care and pharmacy is well represented across the scope of the clinic.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    The Indian Health Service (IHS) Warm Springs ASHP-accredited Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. The Warm Springs Pharmacy Practice Residency Program is designed to prepare the Resident to succeed in a career with the Indian Health Service. The opportunities for pharmacists in the Indian Health Service are diverse and include, but are not limited to: clinical pharmacy, administrative pharmacy, ambulatory care, quality improvement, medical informatics, formulary/ budgetary management, and program oversight. This Pharmacy Practice Residency is predominately an Ambulatory Pharmacy based program; however, the Resident may choose to complete a 2-week hospital rotation. The Resident will have the opportunity to practice in expanded roles through participation in pharmacy-run clinics with limited prescribing privileges (standing orders). Current pharmacy-run clinics include anticoagulation, hypertension, nicotine cessation, alcohol abstinence, insulin titration, contraception, naloxone, and medication reconciliation, as well as adult immunizations. The multi-disciplinary approach to patient care affords the Resident an opportunity to work closely with providers, nurses, laboratory technicians, dentists, an optometrist, a podiatrist, nephrologists, rheumatologists, public health nurses, community health representatives, quality improvement/risk management, IT professionals, etc. This site is for the Resident who wants to experience a comprehensive approach to health care in a supportive, multi-disciplinary environment.

    Special Features
    Warm Springs has a very stable pharmacy staff and a great working relationship with the medical staff. The pharmacy-run clinics are well established and supported by the medical staff. Pharmacy students from a variety of schools of pharmacy come to Warm Springs for 4 to 6 week APPE rotations throughout the year. Drug information resources and computer support are readily available. Warm Springs has a fully implemented Electronic Health Record, and a robust informatics program. Warm Springs is located in the high desert of central Oregon just east of the Cascade mountain range with less than 12 inches of precipitation and 300 days of sunshine each year. The location is excellent with many outdoor activities at your backdoor – skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, camping, rock climbing, etc.

  • Yakama Indian Health Center

    Yakama Indian Health Center

    401 Buster Road Toppenish, WA 98948

    Phone: 509-865-1703
    Fax: 509-865-8753

    Director of Pharmacy
    CAPT Mark M. Iseri, RPh, MPA

    Residency Program Director
    CDR Heather Peterson, PharmD, BCPS, NCPS

    Residency Program Coordinator
    LCDR Francisco Silva, PharmD, BCACP, NCPS

    Type of Training Site
    Ambulatory Care

    Positions 1

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited residency program

    Facility Information
    The Yakama Indian Health Center, located on the Yakama Indian Reservation in Toppenish Washington, is a primary care clinic serving a population of approximately 14,000 American Indians and Alaskan Natives. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) accredited facility opened in 1990 and houses tribal and IHS operated programs offering a full range of ambulatory primary care services.



    The pharmacy department has 6 pharmacy-based clinic services in which pharmacists are granted authority to prescribe medications, order and interpret laboratory tests, perform limited patient assessment and provide immunizations under a collaborative practice agreement. These clinics include the Healthy Heart Program (comprising the diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia clinics), anticoagulation, asthma, and tobacco cessation. In 2009, the Healthy Heart Program received the Indian Health Service National Director’s Award and in 2011 was awarded the American Diabetes Association’s Native American Initiatives John Pipe Voices for Change Award. More recently, the Healthy Heart Program was featured by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in their Public Health Practice Stories from the Field series in 2015.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    Our program is a 12-month post-graduate curriculum that offers training opportunities in chronic disease state management, diabetes care, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma, anticoagulation, pharmacy informatics, tobacco cessation, adult immunizations, pharmacy practice, administration, formulary management, and drug information/research design. Residents will gain the necessary experience and develop critical thinking skills needed to become an independent clinician and move forward in the ever changing world of pharmacy practice.

    Special Features
    Toppenish is located in the heart of central Washington within the Yakima Valley. This area of Washington features excellent weather with an average of 201 days of sunshine and four distinct seasons including snowy winters and warm summers. As the agricultural center of the Pacific Northwest, there is an abundance of local wineries, breweries, and farmers markets to enjoy. Close to both Snoqualmie Pass and White Pass, the Yakima Valley area offers great winter sports opportunities. There are also many State and National parks within 1 to 2 hours to enjoy the outdoor summer activities for hiking, fishing, and hunting. The Seattle metro area, located approximately 2.5 hours away, offers the opportunity to visit the legendary Seattle Space Needle, Pikes Place Market, EMP music museum, and many more attractions.

Tucson Area

  • Tohono O'odham Nation (TON) Sells Hospital

    Tohono O'odham Nation (TON) Sells Hospital

    PO Box 548
    Sells, AZ 85634

    Phone: 520-383-7350
    Fax: 520-547-8289

    Director of Pharmacy
    LCDR Angela Leiferman, PharmD

    Residency Program Director
    LCDR Jenny Bongartz, PharmD, MPH, BCPS

    Residency Program Coordinator
    LCDR Pritesh Patel, PharmD

    Type of Training Site
    Hospital and Ambulatory Care

    Positions 1

    Accreditation
    ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency

    Facility Information
    TON Sells Hospital is a tribally ran 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 TON Healthcare satellite facilities which are all within 60 miles of the hospital; 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.

    Rotational Experience Opportunities
    Provide clinical services in pharmacy managed anticoagulation, dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, Influenza Vaccination Clinic, 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 approximately 24 pharmacy students complete clerkship rotations at our site offering the resident the potential for student and preceptor opportunities. Availability pending, the resident will participate in a teaching certificate rotation in conjunction with the University of Arizona and other Tucson-area residents. The resident will also be introduced to the practices of the other facilities within the Tucson area: San Xavier, Santa Rosa, and San Simon.

    Special Features
    TON Sells Hospital is located off of SR Hwy 86, 60 miles west of Tucson in the Sells District. In this desert climate surrounded by mountains, 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.