This 12-month, ASHP-accredited general practice residency is designed to expose aspiring graduates to a wide variety of practice settings.
ASHP Accredited (candidate) PGY1 Residency
ASHP Match Number: 64039
The purpose of our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Cox Medical Center Branson is to introduce the resident to pharmacy practice in a rural setting. As members of a multidisciplinary health care team working to achieve CoxHealth's mission, residents learn accountability for using evidence-based medicine, conducting medication reviews and managing multiple disease states. In addition, residents provide health care education to providers, patients and community members. The residency includes development of leadership skills, participation in committees, completion of a formal research project, a grand rounds presentation and efficiently using information technology.
Residents will rotate through areas of general medicine, emergency medicine and critical care. Other learning experiences include management, antimicrobial stewardship, ambulatory care and anticoagulation. Upon completion of the residency, graduates should be eligible for board certification, postgraduate year two pharmacy residency training or employment as a general clinical practitioner in an acute care setting.
Training experience includes, but is not limited to:
|Antimicrobial stewardship||Monitoring and adjusting doses via protocol|
|Anticoagulation management||BLS and ACLS certification and code attendance|
|Providing medication education to patients, caregivers and various health care professionals||Obtaining medication histories and reconciling discrepancies|
|Training in both centralized and decentralized pharmacist functions||Participating in multidisciplinary committees|
|Collaborating with various members of the health care team to optimize medication therapy|
|Core Internal medicine||Longitudinal Experiences Management||Electives Management|
|Core Critical care||Longitudinal Experiences Ambulatory care||Electives Infectious disease and antimicrobial stewardship|
|Core Emergency medicine||Longitudinal Experiences Distributions and operations||Electives Ambulatory care clinics|
|Core Oncology||Longitudinal Experiences Research project||Electives|
|Core Rural medicine||Longitudinal Experiences Teaching and education|
Resident Teaching Program through the University of Missouri-Kansas City is also offered.
In addition to CoxHealth benefits, details of which can be found here, pharmacy residents are provided professional paid leaves of absence and compensation to attend required conferences, such as the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting and Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference. Residents will staff one major holiday and one minor holiday as decentralized pharmacists, per department policy.
It's important to note that payment of college tuition loans may be deferrable during a residency. You should discuss loan deferment with your banking or lending institution.
Every other weekend in the Central Pharmacy.
All applications will be accepted through PhORCAS.
For more information, see our application procedure or contact program director Laura MacCall, PharmD, BCPS.