The Northeast Iowa Medical Education Foundation, Covanent Medical Center and Allen Memorial Hospital in affiliation with the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, offers a Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency. The purpose of this twelve month residency program is primarily to prepare clinical practitioners for practice in family medicine, or other ambulatory care settings. The residency is a collaborative effort of the Statewide Medical Education Centers and the associated hospital partners.
Graduates of the program will be prepared to:
- Provide advanced patient care services in family medicine and other ambulatory care settings,
- Serve as a member of interdisciplinary patient care teams, and
- Teach other health professionals and pharmacy students and residents about pharmacotherapy.
- A Doctor of Pharmacy degree
- Prior clerkship experience in ambulatory care
- Must be eligible for licensure in Iowa
- The residency is for one calendar year beginning July 1
The residency will emphasize experiences necessary to fulfill the basic requirements for accreditation as a Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Residency (PGY1) as defined by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy, including a broad scope and depth of patient care experiences, practice management experiences and a major research project. Most of the clinical experiences offered in program occur in a family medicine clinic and affiliated hospitals where inpatient family medicine pharmacy services are provided. The resident’s responsibilities may include:
- Participation in disease management programs
- Contribution to patient care activities in the clinic, at inpatient hospital rounds and nursing home rounds
- Patient education and monitoring
- Clinical research and quality assurance projects
- Assisting in the education and training of PharmD students, medical students and family medicine residents
The resident will develop and conduct a clinical project for presentation and possible publication.