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Learning Experiences

How will this residency help you?

Our goal is for our resident to be prepared to make a difference in patients' lives and in the profession of pharmacy from the managed care viewpoint. Our residents will be held responsible and accountable for acquiring these outcome competencies: managing the drug distribution process; designing and implementing clinical programs; ensuring the safety and quality of the medication-use system; providing medication and practice-related information, education, and/or training; designing effective benefit structures; exercising leadership and practice management skills; and demonstrating project management skills.

What will the curriculum involve?

The residency curriculum is based upon the goals and objectives for PGY1 managed care residencies developed by ASHP. Prior to the beginning of the residency, a needs assessment of the resident's previous experience will be completed and the year- long curriculum will be developed based upon the needs of the resident and the goals and objectives developed by ASHP/AMCP. The resident will be oriented to the sites and to staffing during the first two months of the residency. The remainder of the year will be dedicated to longitudinal experiences in many different focus areas with a longitudinal research project completed worthy of publication.

Required Residency Activities

  • Research project that will be presented at the ALCALDE regional residency conference for Texas held in conjunction with the TSHP conference in the spring
  • Drug utilization evaluation/ADR reports
  • Continuing education program at a national, state, or regional level
  • Staffing components
  • Precepting student pharmacists
  • Didactic classroom instruction

Required Rotations

  • Formulary Management
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Outcomes Research & Analysis
  • Pharmacy Benefit Management/POC
  • Leadership & Administration/Management 
  • Direct Patient Care (SAMMC)
  • Defense Health Agency Headquarters in Falls Church, VA
  • Drug Information & Drug Policy (SAMMC)
  • Staffing

Elective Experiences

  • Center for the Intrepid 
  • Academia/Educational Instruction
  • DHA Headquarters – additional time possible in DC
  • Other

Residency Requirements

Requirement  Frequency/Duration 
Research Project Longitudinal
Staffing (longitudinally in clinic) Every 3rd weekend
Process Improvement Project (Leadership and Admin/Mgmt) One – longitudinal
Pharmacoeconomic Analysis Two
Formulary Management clinical reviews Two
Drug Information and Drug Policy Projects (SAMMC)  
Drug Utilization Evaluation One
Drug Monograph One
Journal Club Two
Present research project at ALCALDE April

Continuing Education Major Presentation (TSHP/TPA CE Program, Grand Rounds, Pharmacotherapy Rounds at UTHSCSA)

Minimum of one
Academia/Educational Instruction Optional
Direct Patient Care (Ambulatory Care) One month or longitudinal (clinic setting)

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

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