SWOSU College of Pharmacy Residency Program at Integris Southwest Medical Center - PGY1

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Program Overview

Thank you for your interest in the INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center and Southwestern Oklahoma State University residency program. The pharmacy residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists and has an opening for one resident per year. The program provides experience in a variety of settings (see Rotation Descriptions).

Purpose

The purpose of the pharmacy residency program is to prepare highly skilled and knowledgeable clinical pharmacy practitioners for patient care positions in a community teaching hospital, adjunct faculty positions, or to pursue PGY2 training in a focused area of practice. The diverse patient population at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center provides a unique opportunity to engage the resident in improving his or her skills in patient care, decision-making, practice management, education and leadership. Graduates of the PGY1 residency will be able to:

  • Provide care to diverse patient populations
  • Engage in interdisciplinary team practice to optimize patient outcomes
  • Educate other health care professionals, resulting in improved medication therapy
  • Provide leadership to advance health system practice and the pharmacy profession
  • Manage their own practice, including self-evaluation skills
  • Develop marketable job skills

About INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center

Integris Building

INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center (INTEGRIS Southwest) is a comprehensive medical center offering a full range of services with 406 beds. Centers of Excellence on the INTEGRIS Southwest campus include the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute of Oklahoma, the INTEGRIS Southwest Breast Health and Imaging Center, INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation, the INTEGRIS Neuromuscular Center, the M.J. and S. Elizabeth Schwartz Sleep Disorders Center, and the INTEGRIS James R. Daniel Stroke Center. Each of these facilities uses state-of-the-art technology in its battle against illness and is led by highly skilled, experienced and caring individuals who are committed to staying at the forefront of medical technology to give patients the best care available.

In partnership with physicians, nurses and support personnel, in more than 40 areas of medical specialty, INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center's mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. A leader in providing care in the Oklahoma City area, INTEGRIS Southwest also serves Canadian, Cleveland, Logan, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties. INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation and the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute of Oklahoma, located on the INTEGRIS Southwest campus, provide services to patient populations from around the state and region.

Pharmacy Services at INTEGRIS Southwest

The pharmacy department at INTEGRIS Southwest has approximately 21 pharmacists and 12 technician support personnel. The pharmacy strives to provide industry leading clinical and drug distribution services. Our focus is on patient safety, accomplished through a variety of drug use control and patient monitoring systems. Automation and bar code scanning systems help avoid potential errors and enable pharmacy staff to provide additional services that optimize patient outcomes.

Academic Affiliations

INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center Department of Pharmacy maintains affiliation agreements with Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy. The primary component of the affiliation is the provision of clinical rotations for students completing their Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

About Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy

College of Pharmacy

The pharmacy residency program is additionally sponsored by Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy (SWOSU COP). This unique affiliation affords the resident teaching experience to undergraduate pharmacy students. The resident will have the opportunity to teach in both lecture and lab classroom settings for second and third professional year pharmacy students.

SWOSU COP is located in Weatherford, Oklahoma (approximately 1 hour west of Oklahoma City). The average class size is 40 students, which allows for a favorable faculty-student ratio. The SWOSU College of Pharmacy has maintained a tradition of excellence in pharmacy education since its founding in 1939. Southwestern COP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Southwestern consistently ranks as one of the best values in pharmacy education among colleges of pharmacy across the nation, as measured by educational outcomes and cost of education. The College of Pharmacy prides itself on providing pharmacy students the knowledge and skills they will need for a successful career in pharmacy.

About the Program

Rotation Descriptions

Operational Pharmacy Practice (staffing)

The resident will staff within the pharmacy department every fourth weekend.

Projects and Certifications

  • Longitudinal research project of publishable quality
  • Poster presentation submission to ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Research project presentation to OSHP Annual Spring Meeting and ALCALDE Residency Conference
  • Grand Rounds presentation
  • Various inservices, DUEs, journal club presentations
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification
  • Lecture to SWOSU pharmacy students (1 per semester)
  • Pharmaceutical Care Lab moderator for pharmacy students (1 per semester)

Evaluations

Evaluations will be completed through Resitrak.

Professional Meetings and Travel

Travel expenses are provided for the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, the Oklahoma Society of Health-System Pharmacists Spring Meeting, and the ALCALDE Southwest Leadership Conference.

Vacation

Residents are considered benefits-eligible full-time employees. Vacation time will be limited to ten (10) days. The resident is not required to work the following hospital-recognized holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

About Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City is known for big-league attractions, including professional and collegiate athletics, as well as a revitalized downtown area. Explore the flourishing arts, diversity, and culture through the vibrant art districts, museums, and acclaimed festivals and productions. Enjoy the outdoors at the Oklahoma River, Lake Hefner, the OKC Zoo, city parks, or area golf courses. Oklahoma City offers an abundance of interesting sights to explore and things to do!