behalf of the faculty of the
The Residency Programs at TTUHSC School of Pharmacy are designed to produce well-rounded, independent professionals through experiences in clinical practice as well as teaching, basic clinical research, and professional activities. The primary emphasis of your residency program will be on the development of practice skills in your differentiated area. You will be delegated clinical responsibilities under the mentorship of your preceptors to develop your practice skills. You will be given teaching responsibilities to further develop your communication skills and abilities as a teacher. You will participate in ongoing scholarly activities to further develop your problem solving skills and ability interpret, generate, and disseminate knowledge within your practice area.
Program Directors will establish minimum expectations for your performance during the residency program. However, you will be encouraged to surpass these minimum expectations. You will be delegated responsibilities and will be allowed to achieve as much independence as desirable or achievable.
The year ahead of you will be a busy year, but I am confident that you will greatly benefit from the residency program. On a national basis, it is evident that the outstanding practitioners of the future will have completed post-graduate training in addition to their undergraduate degree in pharmacy. You can only benefit from the completion of a residency program. As the Vice Chair of Residency Programs, I will be available to help you reach your highest potential. I look forward to working with you and watching your development.
Brouse, Pharm.D., BCPS, AQ Cardiology
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Expectations and Evaluation of the Residents
Specific evaluation of resident performance will vary between residency programs, but should follow the Resident Learning System model. Select forms for each residency program are located on the Web under Pharmacy Practice/Residencies/Evaluation Tools. Evaluation tools should include the following:
A copy of
each quarterly assessment should be forwarded to the TTUHSC Residency Office
(Wendi Monroe, firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 214-372-5020)
by the 15th of the month after the evaluation has been completed.
Introduction to the Resident Learning System and creation of Individualized
Learning Objectives will be included in the resident workshop.
we do not anticipate problems occurring during a residency program, TTUHSC
School of Pharmacy has adopted the following policy on handling issues such
as dismissal from the program, probation, and suspension. Residents
will be asked to read and sign the Resident Dismissal Policy at the beginning of the residency program.
Upon successful completion of all requirements of the residency program, the resident will be awarded a certificate of completion. This certificate will attest that the resident has achieved competencies consistent with and in accordance with accreditation standards as set forth by ASHP and/or other accrediting bodies.
Prior to certification of completion, residents must have all major program requirements “signed off” by their residency director. A copy of the residency completion form (“checklist for completion of residency”), the resident project summary, and the IRB close-out form must be turned in to the Residency Office in order to receive the certificate. Return of pagers, keys, etc. and completion of the HR requirements will also be required prior to receiving the certificate.
All residents are required to maintain a professional standard of conduct throughout the residency program. Any breech of professional or ethical standards during the residency program may subject the resident to not receiving the residency certificate (at the discretion of the local Residency Programs Director and/or Vice Chair for Residency Programs). Residents may have ‘snapshots’ of professional/ethical conduct performed periodically throughout the residency program. Any “poor =1” or “fair =2” performance on professional or ethical conduct within the residency program is subject to enacting the Residency Disciplinary/Dismissal Policy. If a resident scores a “1” or “2” within these categories at any point in the residency program, residents must be re-evaluated and demonstrate acceptable performance (scores of “3” or above) prior to receipt of the residency certificate.
Resident stipends are outlined in the letter of offer for each position. Benefits include 13.5 days of vacation/holiday leave, 10 days of professional leave, 12 days of sick leave, health care coverage, dental coverage (additional fee) and retirement benefits. Residents may receive travel compensation to be determined during the resident year. Healthcare benefits are effective 3 months after start of employment.
several computers in the residents’ offices to be shared among the
residents. There may or may not be computer access at the clinical
sites. E-mail and computer access will be assigned by the Director of
Computer Services (in
may purchase dial-up e-mail services (PPP Services) and Internet services
of journals, texts, and online references are available through the Drug
Information center on the
Holidays for TTUHSC School of Pharmacy Faculty and Staff are posted in July for each year. This schedule applies to all residents unless specific scheduling modifications are agreed upon in advance by the school and the program director for the affiliated practice site. Scheduling for days preceeding and following the TTUHSC-allotted holidays will be decided upon by the program director.
will be assigned keys and/or access codes for after-hours access to the
will be furnished two monogrammed lab coat at the beginning of the residency
program. Per OSHA requirements, the
Access to selected online journals, OVID databases (including MEDLINE), and MICROMEDEX are available via the TTUHSC library web page.
Daily incoming mail will be placed in individual mailboxes within Room 203 (Amarillo), Room 1C162 (Lubbock), Room 101 (VA Campus, Dallas-Fort Worth), and in the pharmacy practice suite in Abilene. Outgoing mail must be placed in the appropriate box in Suite 206 (Amarillo) or given to the Unit Coordinators in Lubbock (Becci Stephens), Kayla Talbott (Abilene), and Dallas-Fort Worth (Wendi Monroe). Residents are encouraged to not have personal mail addressed to the School's address. Our addresses are:
1718 Pine St., Abilene, TX 79601
TTUHSC-funded residents will receive malpractice insurance during their year of residency. Insurance covers functions as a TTUHSC employee.
Residents will be assigned pagers at the beginning of the residency program. Residents are responsible for replacement of lost/damaged pagers. Pagers must be returned prior to termination of employment.
stickers are required for parking at the
Dallas-Fort Worth: Parking stickers may be required for affiliated practice sites; Parking at the UTSW campus is coordinated through the Campus Coordinator and may be purchased on-site.
The Residency Program Director AND the Residency Coordinator (Wendi Monroe, email@example.com) for the Department of Pharmacy Practice must be notified as soon as possible if a sick day is taken. The resident must also contact their current preceptor to make patient care arrangements. It is the responsibility of the Resident & Residency Director to make sure all teaching and patient care responsibilities are covered during this time. Upon return the resident must complete the appropriate documentation through WebRaider (Human Resources Web Leave Reporting System) in addition to completing the internal paper leave form to submit to Wendi Monroe.
Residents accrue 12 days for vacation and 3 “holiday comp” days per year (for 1.0 FTE). The resident must submit a Resident Leave Form that has been completed, submitted, approved, and signed by the residency program director and preceptor at least 1 calendar month prior to the desired leave date. Residents should then submit all requested vacation leave through WebRaider (Human Resources Web Leave Reporting System). You are eligible to use your “holiday comp” time at 2 hours per month. Residents are not eligible for vacation time for six months. It is the resident’s responsibility to account for and report all time off that is taken. It is also the resident’s responsibility to ensure that all practice, on-call, and teaching responsibilities are adequately covered during their expected leave. Residents are discouraged from taking significant time-off during their independent precepting blocks for students.
Criminal Background Check
According to TTUHSC policy, all incoming TTUHSC School of Pharmacy-funded residents are required to successfully complete a criminal background check (TTUHSC Criminal Background Check policy) prior to the start of the residency program. Residents are responsible for payment of fees associated with the background check.
The responsibilities of the resident within the Department do not coincide with the normal 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. scheduled forty-hour work week. In many instances, odd hours of coverage (i.e. weekends, evenings) are necessary to insure high quality of pharmacy services to TTUHSC and affiliated Medical Centers. Fluctuations in workload, cross-coverage, change of service, unusual service demands or patient loads, on-call, etc. may all dictate the hours of resident service.
employment, if sought, should be carefully chosen to accommodate variation in
service responsibilities to the
residents who are employees of TTUHSC must be licensed in the State of Texas
prior to August 1st of their residency year. If
reciprocating from another state, reciprocation should take place before July
1 of the residency year. Residents who are not licensed in
All residents who are employees of TTUHSC must obtain their Preceptor License once eligible (after 6 months of residency training). All residents will undergo 3 credit hours of ACPE-accredited Preceptor Education during the Residency Workshop in July. A copy of the Preceptor License must be kept on file at the TTUHSC Residency Office.
At the beginning of the residency year, residents will elect chief residents for Amarillo/Lubbock, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Abilene. Responsibilities of the chief resident will include:
· Participation in the Resident Advisory Committee monthly meetings
· Scheduling & leading monthly resident meetings (making agenda, coordinating room & speaker scheduling, attendance)
· Meeting with the Vice Chair for Residency Programs periodically
· Coordinating the resident discussion series at monthly resident meetings and for other resident-driven discussion group activities (ie BCPS review)
· Serving as spokesperson to the faculty/staff on issues that are important to the residents
· Maintaining residency-specific calendars/website information
· Demonstrating leadership characteristics by holding all residents accountable for professional and ethical behavior; notifying Vice Chair for Residency Programs if witnesses breaches in professional or ethical behavior by fellow residents
· Coordinating group activities at commonly attended functions (ie ASHP Midyear, ALCALDE, research days) and end-of-year activities for the residents
In addition to the activities described in the individual residency description, residents are responsible for the following:
1) Residency Project
1) includes generation of original data
residents who are TTUHSC employees or who collaborate with an investigator
that is a TTUHSC employee must submit their respective projects for IRB
approval. Residency projects with
TTUHSC faculty serving as investigators must also be submitted. No project may be conducted or presented at
a meeting without written approval from the Texas Tech IRB. Residents will be required to complete NIH
and HIPAA training for research prior to IRB approval. Residents understand that a violation of
the IRB requirement will result in disciplinary action as stated in the Resident
Resident involvement in the teaching activities of the Department fosters development and refinement of the resident's communication skills, builds confidence and promotes the effectiveness of the resident as a teacher.
Residents are appointed as Assistant Instructors in the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy. Assistant Instructors are assigned teaching responsibilities accounting for up to 25% of their time. The Chair of the Pharmacy Practice Department makes assignments. Assigned teaching responsibilities will be the first priority for Assistant Instructors.
Conflicts with practice, scholarly, or other professional opportunities shall be brought to the attention of the program director. The program director will help ensure the Assistant Instructor fulfills teaching responsibilities. Any proposed additional teaching (such as occasional lectures, group discussions, project advising, or lab instruction) in School of Pharmacy academic courses will require sequential approval of: the Program Director, Vice Chair for Residency Programs, and the Chair of Pharmacy Practice (and/or Regional Dean).
Teaching Activities Required of all Full Time Assistant Instructors:
· Attendance of a facilitator training workshop, preceptor training programs, and other required teaching development activities.
· Ad hoc participation in departmental or School-wide teaching development seminars (TBA).
· Precept up to 12 weeks (2 rotations) of P3/ P4 student rotations during the last 6 months of the residency program (PGY1 residents) and 18 weeks (3 rotations) of P3/P4 student rotations anytime during the residency year (PGY2 residents).
· Case Studies II or III: (all PGY2 residents & some PGY1 residents) Case Studies emphasizes provision of pharmaceutical care to individual patients. Application of principles of pathophysiology and therapeutics to drug therapy issues through student-centered, problem-based instructional processes. Teaching format – small group facilitation. Case Studies II and III meet for 4 hours each week for 16 weeks; additional time for grading cases and care plans is needed. Residents will participate in approximately 8 weeks of the course during the fall and spring semesters.
· Pharmaceutical Care, Parenterals, & Patient Assessment Laboratories: PGY1 and/or PGY2 residents on Amarillo and Abilene campuses will facilitate laboratory sections as part of their required teaching activities. These laboratories meet approximately once weekly (4 hours) per laboratory section (with additional 1-hr corresponding lecture in certain laboratory courses). Residents will participate in approximately 8-16 weeks of the course during the fall or spring semester.
· Other teaching assignments may vary based on the unique nature of each residency program. Residents are encouraged to become involved in other teaching opportunities, including didactic lectures.
The Southwestern Leadership Conference (ALCALDE) is held in the spring of the year and is a forum where residents, fellows, and their preceptors share experiences and expertise. Each resident will make a brief presentation based on their residency project which will be evaluated by preceptors from other programs. Attendance at this conference is mandatory.
Residents are strongly encouraged to write a least one formal "paper" acceptable for publication as a drug monograph, newsletter, journal article, etc. The nature and topic of this written work will be determined by the resident and his/her preceptor based on the resident's background, experience and goals. Note: submission of a manuscript suitable for publication is required for most residency programs prior to receipt of the residency certificate.
The Residency Discussion Series is a monthly forum where residents learn about identified topics of interest in the practice of pharmacy. Residents are expected to attend all discussion sessions that are held in conjunction with resident meetings.
The Resident Rounds Seminar Series is conducted in the fall of the residency year. Residents are expected to prepare a 45-minute formal seminar on a topic of their choice or related to their chosen research project. Residents are assigned dates for their seminar during the Residency Workshop in July and are allowed to switch with another resident for a different date as long as it is mutually agreed upon. Residents are responsible for choosing a content grader and style/presentation grader to assess their presentation skills. Residents will be provided both verbal and written constructive feedback on their seminars within a week of the seminar date. Residents may also choose to have their seminar videotaped for self-assessment of presentation skills. Refer to the Resident Rounds Policy for further information.
The BCPS Preparatory Session Series is a multi-campus resident-run discussion series conducted in the spring of the residency year. Residents spend 2 hours a week reviewing a wide variety of disease state and policy/procedure topics throughout the spring. Residents select among themselves to choose discussion leaders for the sessions, however all participating residents must prepare in advance and be ready to discuss. Residents can also choose faculty or clinical pharmacist mentors for their sessions to be available to guide them through controversial or difficult content materials. Participation in the sessions is optional but encouraged. Sessions will be videotaped in the event a resident cannot participate in a session.
Resident will attend monthly resident meetings to discuss upcoming resident events, other issues pertaining to the residency program, and actions/recommendations made at faculty meetings, resident advisory committee meetings, etc. Resident discussion series and meetings will be scheduled concurrently. Attendance at meetings is mandatory. The chief resident and Vice Chair for Residency Programs must be notified in advance if residents are unable to attend. Residents are responsible for contacting the designated chief resident to find out what was discussed at the meeting.
orientation program for all residents is scheduled for July of each
year. All new residents are expected to attend a one day orientation within
the first week of the residency program and a 3 day orientation workshop
around the 3rd week of the residency program. Returning residents may
be excused from some of the scheduled sessions. Additional sessions may
be scheduled based upon practice site and
resident will assist with the recruitment efforts of the department.
Because each resident is an important source of information and advice for
potential candidates, there will generally be some scheduled time within the
interview process for interviewees to interact with current residents.
Recruitment activities also apply to recruitment of students into the TTUHSC
School of Pharmacy program. Additionally, residents may be asked to
participate in the Residency Showcase during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
or TSHP Annual Meeting (if attending).