The MSDH Public Health Pharmacy seeks to build on the PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program Purpose and further build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and provide the resident with the knowledge and skills to become a competent practitioner in the community and public health practice settings. Graduates of this program will have the clinical competence and skills necessary to manage a community and/or public health practice; counsel, educate, and evaluate patients; manage multiple disease states for telehealth patients; teach students; and provide pharmaceutical care services to various multidisciplinary teams. In addition, graduates will be skilled in applying for, leading, managing, and determining tasks necessary for grant work and public health initiatives. Graduates of the program will be well versed in advocacy and public health policy.
Graduates of this program will learn how to pursue initiatives that are focused on improving the health outcomes for the population, ensuring that systems are in place for all Mississippians to have the opportunity to make healthy choices and engaging pharmacists to work in their practice setting at the highest level. Graduates will also have a greater understanding of the value of the pharmacist in public health settings.
The educational goals of this program include competence in community and clinical practice, the ability to promote, implement and maintain community wellness, immunization and disease prevention programs, maintain MTM/CMM programs, manage multiple chronic disease states, educate and precept Doctor of Pharmacy students, and develop effective leadership and project management skills.
patient care (about 70% of time allocated to this area),
leadership and management (about 10% of time allocated to this area),
advancement of community-based practice and improving patient care (about 10% of time allocated to this area), and
teaching, education and dissemination of knowledge (about 10% of time allocated to this area).
All four of these areas ultimately intertwine with one another. The resident is getting patient care, leadership, management, improving patient care and practice, and educating others multiple times throughout each learning experience.
Individuals interested in applying for the MSDH Public Health Pharmacy PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program will follow the guidelines of the Residency Program Application Process for consideration. Selection into a community pharmacy residency position is a competitive process. A potential residency candidate must possess at minimum the following qualifications:
All residents for the MSDH residency program must be US citizens
A Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a school or college of pharmacy that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Must hold licensure in the state(s) where the residency program is being conducted within 60 days after the start of the residency program
The submission of Residency Application materials through PhORCAS must be received by the first Monday of the year in which admission is sought, including:
A letter of intent/personal statement explaining their interest in pursuing the residency position and expectations from completing the residency
3 professional recommendations
Any candidate who submits application materials after the application deadline or has an incomplete application packet will not be considered
Participate in and adherence to the rules of the Resident Matching Program
The Mississippi State Department of Health is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes individuals of diverse talents and backgrounds.
About Mississippi State Department of Health
Mississippi State Department of Health,PGY1 Community Based Residency Program, Jackson, MS
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