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PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program

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Tulsa, Oklahoma

Purpose

The purpose of this PGY2 residency in internal medicine is to prepare the post-doctoral resident to serve as a highly skilled and knowledgeable internal medicine clinical pharmacist in a hospital setting and full-time or adjunct faculty member.

Program

The residency program is based at Oklahoma State University Medical Center in the department of Internal Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma. OSU Medical Center is a 195-bed hospital serving the Tulsa metro and surrounding areas and is the largest osteopathic teaching facility in the nation. More than 150 medical residents are trained on an annual basis and countless medical, nursing, and pharmacy students rotate through the facility continuously. The pharmacy team consists of 17 pharmacists, including 12 residency-trained clinical pharmacists who work in internal medicine, family medicine, ICU, emergency medicine, HIV, diabetes education/management, and other specialties.

This one-year position is offered in partnership with the Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy (SWOSU COP) and provides the resident with the academic rank of Voluntary Instructor in Pharmacy Practice. This partnership allows the resident the opportunity to actively participate in didactic and laboratory teaching activities at the College or Pharmacy as well as didactic teaching at the OSU College of Medicine.

SWOSU COP is located in Weatherford, OK (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.

OSU Medical Center Department of Pharmacy Vision

The Oklahoma State University Medical Center’s department of pharmacy is dedicated to providing high quality pharmacy services that result in optimal medication outcomes. We are committed to meeting or exceeding the needs of our patients and customers by providing efficient, caring, professional and cost-effective services in an environment that encourages excellence, teamwork, innovation and continuous improvement.

Program Specifics

Our goal for you as an OSUMC resident is to teach you to independently function as a clinical pharmacist upon graduation. Our experienced preceptors are dedicated to your training and will facilitate your learning during your time as a resident.

Our residency is structured to provide a strong foundation in internal medicine and also has a focus in the treatment of outpatient HIV patients and in teaching/precepting. We have the unique ability to provide teaching opportunities for our residents to a variety of different healthcare professionals including: pharmacy students, medical students, and medical residents. Our pharmacy residents work closely with the medical residents at our institution and this collaborative environment serves to enhance the learning of both parties.

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Accreditation Status

ASHP Accreditation Candidate
This program initiated in 2018 and is currently undergoing the ASHP Accreditation process.

Residency Program Director

Erica Martin, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Coordinator, OSU Medical Center
744 West 9th Street
Tulsa, OK 74127
E-mail: emartin@osumc.net
Phone: 918.599.5565
Fax: 918.599.1741

Program Liaison to the SWOSU COP

Jeremy L. Johnson, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, BC-ADM
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
College of Pharmacy
E-mail: jeremy.johnson@swosu.edu

Clinical Pharmacist, Ambulatory Diabetes Service
OSU Physicians, Houston Center
Department of Internal Medicine
717 S. Houston Ave., Suite 300
Tulsa, OK 74127-9006
E-mail: jeremy.johnson10@okstate.edu
Phone: 918.586.4513

Residency Information

Duration: 12 months
Number of Residents: 1 (along with two PGY1 residents at OSU Medical Center)
Application Deadline: January 7
Start Date: July 1
Estimated Stipend: $47,476
Onsite Interview Required: Yes

Residency Special Features

Required experiences include internal medicine (four months), infectious disease, emergency medicine, critical care (ICU), HIV ambulatory care.

A longitudinal rotation in a pharmacist-managed diabetes education/management service at the internal medicine clinic is also required.

Research will be conducted via a longitudinal experience with a team of preceptor mentors. The resident will complete a publication-quality research project and present that research at a meeting.

A longitudinal teaching experience is included as part of a required Teaching Certificate Program.

Elective options include, but are not limited to, HIV medicine, infectious disease, nephrology, cardiology, and administration.

Residents function as clinical pharmacists at OSU Medical Center and affiliated OSU Physicians practice sites.

Fringe Benefits

Ten personal days, 5 holiday days, shared cost benefits package (health, dental, vision, life, AD&D, and LTD insurance), time and support to attend at least one residency conference and other educational materials.

Special Requirements for Acceptance

Pharm.D., academic transcript, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, state of Oklahoma pharmacy license. Apply online with PhORCAS. 

More information can be found at:

PGY2 Example Rotation Schedule

PGY2 Example Rotation Schedule
Monthly Rotations Rotation
July Orientation
August ICU
September ID
October IM
November ER
December IM
January Administration
February IM
March HIV
April IM
May Elective**
June Elective**
Elective options: ICU, ER, Nephrology, Cardiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Family Medicine-clinic, Family Medicine-hospital, Administration, repeat a core rotation, potential creation of others based on resident interests

Longitudinal Experience

Longitudinal Experience
Experience Rotation
Continuity Clinic IM Diabetes education/management
Service Weekends: Every 4th weekend (institutional staffing)
Pharmacy Management Staff meetings; P&T Committee; Medication Safety Committee; Adult Service line, Antimicrobial Stewardship
Research OSU/SWOSU IRB Approval; presentation at ASHP, OOA, OSU-CHS Research Symposium, or Oklahoma Research Day
Teaching Pharmacy Book Club (Board Certification review), APPE Case Presentations, APPE Journal Clubs, Co-precepting of pharmacy students, Physician/nursing education/in-services as needed, Didactic, See certificate information below
*Schedule subject to change based on preceptor and resident preferences

Teaching Certificate Program

The Teaching Certificate Program is a required, longitudinal experience. 

The pharmacy resident is responsible for completing required teaching development workshops, readings, and discussions; developing and delivering a minimum of two, large-class didactic lectures; participating in student journal clubs; participating in pharmacotherapy labs; facilitating small group activities and discussions, and grading and providing feedback to students.  The resident may also be responsible for delivering educational modules to medical residents and/or medical students, assisting in experiential learning under the supervision of a preceptor; the PGY2 resident will then act as the primary preceptor for SWOSU pharmacy students during at least one one-month rotation in internal medicine, likely in the spring semester.  The resident will develop a teaching philosophy and portfolio as part of the residency experience. 

PGY2 Timeline of Teaching Activities

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