Baptist North Mississippi PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

Purpose

The purpose of the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) 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 postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Number of positions: 3
  • Application deadline: January 15
  • Starting date: July 1
  • Estimated stipend: $46,000
  • Interview required: yes
  • Benefits: Health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, 12 days of PTO, discounted meals, office space and professional time off to attend the Mississippi Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Annual Meeting, ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, and the Mid-South Residence Conference

Baptist North Mississippi PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Structure

  • 12-month program
  • 4-week orientation learning experience is followed by:
    • 8-week adult medicine learning experience
    • 8-week institutional pharmacy practice learning experience
    • 4-week critical care learning experience
    • 8-week teaching and learning experience
    • 4-week ambulatory care learning experience
    • 4-week longitudinal practice management learning experience
    • (2) 4-week elective learning experiences

Overview of Required and Elective Learning Experience Opportunities

Learning experiences may be rotations or longitudinal, as discussed above. The following is an overview of offerings, with additional elective options a possibility depending on resident interest and preceptor availability.

Direct Patient Care

  • Adult Medicine (required)
  • Institutional Pharmacy Practice (required)
  • Critical Care (required)
  • Oncology (elective)
  • Transitions of Care (elective)
  • Ambulatory Care (required)

Leadership and Practice Management

  • Practice Management (required)
  • Pharmacy Administration and Management (elective)
  • Medication Management (elective)
  • Practice Management (elective)
  • Research and Project Management (required)
  • Pharmacy Informatics (elective)

Teaching and Learning

  • Teaching and Learning Curriculum (required)
  • Module Based Learning Curriculum Instruction
    • Didactic Lecture
    • Skills Lab Development and Instruction
    • Item Writing for Exams
  • Longitudinal Introductory Pharmacy Practice Precepting
    • Individual and Group Preceptorship
  • Teaching Certificate Program
    • One hour per week guidance from faculty

Resident Responsibilities

  • Manage pharmacy clinical services
    • Pharmacokinetics
    • Renal Adjustments
    • IV to PO transitions
    • Nutrition Support
    • Anticoagulation
    • Transitions of Care
      • COPD and Acute Coronary Syndrome Therapy Optimization/Education
    • Medication History
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Daily multidisciplinary patient care meetings
  • Identify and Resolve Medication-Related Problems
  • Assist with medication safety / TJC / ISMP recommendations and compliance
  • Provide didactic and skills lab lectures for University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Students
  • Provide instruction and evaluation for Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Students on rotation at BMH-NM
  • Attend the Mississippi Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting (July; Jackson, MS)
  • Attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting (December; Las Vegas, NV)
  • Attend the Midsouth Pharmacy Residents Conference (April; Memphis, TN)

Resident Staffing Responsibilities

Residents staff approximately every 3rd weekend and every 3rd major holiday. The weekends alternate between staffing clinical pharmacy services and the central pharmacy. When working weekends, residents are compensated a day the following week. The residency program complies with ASHP duty hour requirements.

Training Sites

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Specialty services include general medicine, critical care/pulmonology, cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, general surgery, neurology, urology, infectious disease and oncology. In addition to the Pharmacy Practice Residency Program, the department provides institutional clinical training for pharmacy students from the University of Mississippi.  Residents also participate in the curriculum at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, as well as at the University of Mississippi Student Health Center.

How to Apply

Students eligible for a Doctor of Pharmacy degree are required to submit all requested documents through the PhORCAS application system. These documents include a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, Doctor of Pharmacy transcript and three letters of recommendation. The candidate must also be eligible for licensure in the state of Mississippi, have U.S. citizenship or a permanent VISA and be available for an on-site or telephone interview.

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Contact Information

Trey Crumby, Pharm.D., Program Director
Director of Pharmacy

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi
1100 Belk Blvd
Oxford, MS 38655
662-636-1480
Melvin.crumby@bmhcc.org