Learning Experiences

  • Medication Therapy Management Services  – Residents provide telephonic and in-person Comprehensive Medication Reviews (CMRs) and Targeted Intervention Program (TIPs) patient care services utilizing the MirixaPro and OutcomesMTM platforms.
  • Disease State Education & Management – Residents lead programs for H-E-B Partners for various health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and diabetes prevention.
  • Volunteer Healthcare Clinic – Residents will work at Austin’s Volunteer Healthcare Clinic (VHC) providing person-centered, high quality health care in a volunteer-driven and collaborative environment. The residents serve as pharmacist in the clinic’s pharmacy and provide disease state education to this uninsured, underserved, and diverse population. More information at: http://www.volclinic.org/
  • Immunizations – Residents administer a full spectrum of immunizations as allowed by Texas law both at the pharmacy sites and at off-site clinics. More information at: https://www.heb.com/pharmacy/services/immunizations.jsp
  • Health Screenings – Screenings are provided for H-E-B Partners, private employers, and the public including blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, and HbA1c. More information available at: https://www.heb.com/static-page/article-template/Second-Saturday-Screenings
  • Professionalism, Leadership, & Management – Residents will gain the skills necessary to manage a community pharmacy in addition to managing the professional services offered by H-E-B.  Residents will interact with regional management and the Professional Services team at the  H-E-B home office. The Arsenal is the H-E-B’s home office. Learn more about this unique facility at: http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/slideshow/H-E-B-Arsenal-Headquarters-in-San-Antonio-72662.php
  • Patient-Centered Dispensing – Giving you the skill and knowledge to be a efficient, effective, and safe professional pharmacist. All residents will provide this service at their primary pharmacy site at least 1 day per week and rotate through the other residency sites 1 day per week.
  • Project Management – Residents will advance community-based practice and patient care by completing multiple projects during their residency year including:
    • A quality improvement project;
    • The development, implementation, and evaluation of a new pharmacy service or to the enhancement of an existing service;
    • A practice innovation or research project.
  • Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge – Residents articipate in College of Pharmacy’s Academic Training Program. In addition to interacting with APPE and IPPE students, residents will facilitate labs of the course titled – Nonprescription Pharmacotherapeutics II. There are also various opportunities for various educational experience including presentations to pharmacists, nurses, physicians assistants, physicians, other healthcare providers, patients, and the public.

Local Organizational Involvement and National Conferences

  • Involvement with the local Capital Area Pharmacy Association (CAPA) monthly meetings where members can network with fellow pharmacists and hear informative presentations about innovations in pharmacy practice.
  • The residency team will travel to the American Pharmacist Association (APhA) Annual Meeting and American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP) Mid-Year Clinical Meeting.

Outcomes

The program will equip the resident to:

  • Provide direct patient care to diverse populations
  • Engage in collaborations with physicians and other health care providers
  • Serve as a role model and be able to educate pharmacy students and providers
  • Manage and develop viable new advanced patient care programs that are economically feasible
  • Provide leadership for advancing the practice of community pharmacy and the profession
  • Serve as an educator for health/wellness and disease prevention for the community
  • Lead and manage a successful community chain pharmacy that provides dispensing and clinical services

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