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In addition to the experience gained on rotations, the Pharmacy Practice Residents at SJHMC also benefit from being involved in many other professional activities. 

 As a resident at SJHMC, you will obtain a teaching certificate from the Midwestern University College of Pharmacy - Glendale Clinician Educators Program.

  • The Clinician Educators Program is a longitudinal teaching and learning curriculum for pharmacists who precept learners in the experiential setting or are in post-graduate residency training. The program is offered over the residency year and includes live seminars, mentored teaching opportunities in a Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, preceptor workshops, self-reflection exercises, and creation of a teaching portfolio and philosophy of teaching statement. Participants who complete the minimum program requirements receive recognition of program completion indicating advanced training in pedagogy and experience implementing effective teaching and learning techniques.

You will have the opportunity to attend and represent SJHMC at professional events. 

  • You will attend the ASHP Midyear Meeting and contribute to recruiting efforts during the Residency Showcase. You will also have the opportunity for poster presentation and participation in various other educational and networking activities at Midyear.
  • You will attend and present at the Southwestern States Conference.
  • You will represent SJHMC during Residency Showcases at local pharmacy schools including The University of Arizona and Midwestern University - Glendale.

You will demonstrate the application of your clinical skills by completing required longitudinal projects. These projects include, but are not limited to: 

  • Your longitudinal research project
  • Drug monograph preparation and presentation to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Drug class review with results and recommendations presented to Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Medication use evaluation with results and recommendations presented to Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Dignity Health System Medication Advisory Committee workgroup participation and contribution
  • The completion of formal drug information questions

You will participate in ongoing quality and process improvement initiatives including: 

  • Quarterly review of the Institute of Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) publication of safety reports to identify potential weaknesses in SJHMC’s medication use process. You will provide a report of recommendations to the Medication Safety Committee.

You will provide education to your peers and medical teams via multiple forums including:

  • Composition of Pharmacy Newsletter articles
  • Presentation at Family Medicine and Internal Medicine noon conferences
  • Formal Journal club, seminar, and patient case presentations
  • You will demonstrate the mission, vision, and values of SJHMC by participating in at least one service event during your residency year