The resident will develop skills associated with dispensing of medications (in the pharmacy), Medication Therapy Management (MTM) (in a separate patient care area near the pharmacy), and other direct patient care activities including demonstrating the safe and effective medication use systems in a community pharmacy setting; participating in a variety of patient care services; and collaborating with other healthcare providers to improve patient care.
The resident will further develop clinical knowledge, become aware of and practice in accordance with regulations/policies/procedures, and provide and document care at an advanced level to a broad scope of patients in which therapeutic regimens are designed, recommended, evaluated, and monitored to improve patient outcomes.
The resident will also develop the following skills related to management of several stores in a large, national chain pharmacy: 1) daily operation of the dispensing procedures; 2) processes and contractual relationships involved in the medication procurement process; 3) policy of inventory management and various pricing structures; 4) staff development and retention; 5) relationship development (both with the customers and other health care providers); 6) involvement in the professional organizations; 7) student/resident mentoring and networking opportunities; and 8) ethical practice principles and professionalism.
The resident will develop the skills necessary to provide MTM and other direct patient care services to improve the health and wellness of patients in the Canton, Miss., community through practice at an independent pharmacy. The resident will: 1) provide direct patient care (in a designated patient care area) to diverse populations through both generalized and specialized MTM; 2) develop efficient written communication skills to appropriately document patient and provider encounters; 3) engage in collaborations with physicians and other health care providers; 4) educate patients and providers; 5) manage an advanced patient care practice; 6) provide leadership for advancing community practice and the profession; and 7) assess the need for vaccinations and also administer vaccinations.
The resident will have opportunities to work under Collaborative Practice Agreements to manage patients with insulin-dependent diabetes and perform Medicare wellness visits for patients of the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
The resident will participate in a multidisciplinary team approach for the management of cardiovascular and other disease states, including diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation therapy, men’s health, and smoking cessation. The resident will: 1) provide advanced patient care services to the diverse population of the Family Medicine Clinic; 2) develop oral and written communication skills to provide patient educational services and to document management services provided; 3) collaborate with healthcare providers; 4) educate providers through drug information requests and formal seminar presentations; and 5) develop co-preceptor skills through teaching activities with IPPE and APPE students.
The resident will develop facilitation skills in problem-based learning (PBL), participate in didactic lectures, and co-precept in experiential rotation settings. The resident will learn all aspects involved in educating pharmacy students on experiential rotations, including the following: co-facilitation of pharmacy students (both Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)) within a clinical practice; facilitation of discussion sessions, journal club sessions, and presentations; assisting in giving feedback; and grading various activities. Additionally, residents will learn all aspects involved in facilitating PBL experiences for pharmacy students in the third professional year. The resident will be involved in committee assignments for the Problem Solving and Knowledge and Comprehension Committees where they will assist in writing and reviewing exam questions, grading, and proctoring exams. The resident will also complete a teaching certificate program.
The resident will develop skills associated with the following:
The experience is designed to familiarize the resident with all aspects of the research process from generation of a hypothesis through data analysis, presentation of results, and manuscript preparation.
The resident will assist in staffing the Jackson Free Clinic approximately every fourth Saturday.
The resident receives health insurance, major holidays, sick leave, and professional travel reimbursement.