Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Program Information

 

Rotations

Required learning experiences:

  • Orientation
    This is a three to four week concentrated experience occurring at the beginning of the program. The resident will be provided a calendar of events and meetings to attend to facilitate the onboarding process. During non-meeting times, the resident is expected to complete orientation activities as assigned and begin longitudinal projects.

  • Neighborhood Health Clinic
    This is an 11 month longitudinal experience where the resident spends 2 days a week for the first 6 months and then 1 day a week for the remaining 6 months. Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc. (NHCI) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) whose mission is to identify the needs of and provide quality healthcare services to the community with respect and sensitivity to those being served. It consists of an interdisciplinary team of board certified physicians, dentists, dental hygienists, nurse practitioners, dieticians, nurses, social workers, an optometrist, and pharmacist. The clinic is located in a medically underserved area on the southeast side of Fort Wayne, Indiana and provides care for a diverse population.

  • Lutheran Health Physicians Family Medicine
    The Lutheran Health Physicians Ambulatory Care Learning Experience is a longitudinal experience spanning the first 5 months of the residency. This experience provides the resident opportunity to work within a private physician's office to manage primarily Medicare and private-insurance patients. This longitudinal ambulatory care experience is designed to provide the resident with advanced ambulatory care knowledge about common acute/chronic disease states.

  • Lutheran Health Physicians Cardiovascular Clinic
    The cardiovascular clinic rotation is a longitudinal experience spanning the first half of the residency. This experience is designed to provide the resident with experience in the heart and vascular clinic, spending the majority of the time with congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension patients.

  • Lutheran Health Network Solid Organ Transplant
    The Lutheran Transplant Center Ambulatory Care Learning Experience provides the resident opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team to manage and care for heart and kidney transplant patients. This ambulatory care experience is designed to provide the resident with advanced ambulatory care knowledge about transplant and transplant–related comorbidities.

  • Saint Joseph Health System Physicians' Network Ambulatory Care Clinics 
    The Saint Joseph Health System learning experience is a concentrated 4-6 week block rotation aimed at providing the pharmacy resident with advanced ambulatory care knowledge about common acute/chronic disease states under a collaborative practice agreement. The pharmacy resident's responsibilities in these physicians' offices include direct and collaborative patient care in diseases states included but not limited to: medication therapy review sessions, anticoagulation, diabetes, annual wellness visits, smoking cessation, asthma management, weight loss/nutrition management, cardiovascular risk reduction, and other chronic disease statement management.

  • National Kidney Foundation of Indiana Annual Kidney Camp
    This six-day block learning experience is a unique service event enabling the resident to provide pharmacy services at camp to 35-45 children ranging from 5-17 years old with some form of renal disease including chronic kidney disease stage 2-5 or transplant recipients. The National Kidney Foundation of Indiana sponsors a yearly camp to allow these children to participate in camp activities with the safe oversight of medical needs.

  • Precepting
    This four week block precepting experience is designed to provide the resident the ability to be a primary preceptor for two APPE students at the Lutheran Medical Group Ambulatory Care Site. The resident will have previous experience in precepting skills at longitudinal clinical sites preparing for this experience. The resident will develop a rotation description, calendar, and day-to-day and longitudinal activities for students on rotation. In addition, the resident will develop skills in direct instruction, modeling, coaching and facilitating student learners. The resident will conduct and provide all formative and summative feedback.

  • Academia
    The Academia learning experience is a required longitudinal experience spanning the entire 12 months of residency. It is designed to provide the resident with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to function within an academic setting. The resident will have teaching responsibilities at Manchester University College of Pharmacy in didactic and laboratory courses in large and small group settings throughout the curriculum.

  • Research
    This is a longitudinal rotation spanning the entire 12 months of the program. The Research and Scholarship Rotation is designed to facilitate the resident in meeting Goal R2.2 "Demonstrate ability to conduct a research project." In order to demonstrate achievement of the objectives mapped to Goal R2.2 and to fulfill the program's mission to prepare academic clinicians, the resident will conduct two investigations: 1) a research investigation into a clinical topic of interest to the resident and of relevance to one of his or her clinical sites, and 2) an evaluation of one of his or her teaching initiatives in the spirit of scholarship of teaching and learning.

  • Practice Management
    The practice management experience is a 12-month required longitudinal experience designed to provide the resident with the foundational knowledge about collaborative practice, service development or evaluation, self-evaluation and improvement, and professional leadership through practice management skills. The resident will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge through participation in work groups and focused projects involving protocol development and/or revision, leading and facilitating wellness/health fairs, and ongoing self-evaluation process, coached and facilitated by the preceptors.

Elective learning experiences:

  • Lutheran Health Physicians Advanced Cardiovascular Clinics
    The cardiovascular clinic rotation is a longitudinal experience during the second half of the residency. This experience is designed to provide the resident with additional experience in the heart and vascular clinic, spending the majority of the time with atrial fibrillation and dyslipidemia patients.

  • Lutheran Health Network Transitions of Care
    The transitions of care experience is designed to provide the resident with the foundational knowledge for improving care transitions and acute/chronic disease state management of adults through direct instruction, observation, and modeling by the preceptors. The focus of patient care will center around care transitions activities, including: admission assessment and data gathering; medication regimen review and optimization; patient/caregiver education; discharge education and communication with next provider of care; and follow-up either over the phone or in-person.

  • Matthew 25 Health & Dental Clinic
    The Matthew 25 Ambulatory Care Learning Experience provides the resident opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team to manage and care for uninsured and underserved patients in Allen County. This longitudinal experience is designed to provide the resident with advanced ambulatory care management of diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and other commonly encountered disease states.

  • Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana Camp
    This seven-day block learning experience is a unique service event enabling the resident to provide pharmacy services at camp to children ranging from 5-15 years old with diabetes. The Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana organizes this camp yearly to allow children with diabetes to participate in camp activities with the safe oversight of medical needs.

  • Hillside International Global Health Mission Trip
    The Hillside International learning experience is a concentrated 2 week global health mission trip to Belize. The resident will to foster respect and compassion for the underserved and different cultures. The resident will also expand clinical knowledge in travel medicine and tropical diseases as well as improve management skills in environments with limited resources.

Benefits


How to Apply

Eligibility:

  1. Possess a strong interest in ambulatory care pharmacy practice and academia

  2. Complete an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program

  3. Completed or on-track to complete an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Program 

  4. Eligible to obtain licensure in the state of Indiana

    Once accepted into the program, residents will be expected to obtain Indiana licensure by July 31st of the residency year


Application Process

Due Date: January 6, 2019 

Please complete and submit your application on PhORCAS and include the following items: 

  1. Letter of Intent

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Three professional letters of recommendation 

All candidates must register with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Resident Match Program. The Match Program determines all results in late March and is responsible for releasing this information. 

  • Compensation: $47,000
  • Professional development for national meeting registration and travel: $2,500
  • Paid time off: nine holidays and 10 personal vacation days
 

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For Further Information please contact:

Andrea Wilhite, Pharm.D., RPh
260-470-2664
alwilhite@manchester.edu