Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy had developed a unique PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency position collaborating with many different healthcare providers and organizations. The resident will have the opportunity to practice in a HRSA funded clinic for underserved patients and a private practice physician group. The resident will also have the opportunity to have electives in academia and spend a portion of the their time in an private endocrinology practice.
The Clinic at Mercury Courts is an interprofessional collaboration between Urban Housing Solutions, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), and Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. VUSN applied for and received a 1.5 million dollar federal grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Division of Nursing to begin September 2012. The nature of the interprofessional collaborative practice involves a physician, family nurse practitioner, pharmacist, and professional counselor. The pharmacist role in this unique practice setting involves formulary management, medication counseling, chronic disease management, health promotion and preventive activities for patients, collaboration with Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (ICPC) team, and clinical preceptor for students from six different health professional programs that rotate through the clinic on a routine basis. The clinic itself serves disadvantaged and vulnerable populations of Nashville.
Maury Regional Medical Group, an affiliate of Maury Regional Medical Center is a group of 100 multi-specialty providers. The group specialties include internal medicine, family practice, neurology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, women's health, pulmonary disease and cardiology. Under a collaborative practice agreement the pharmacist has the opportunity to manage several chronic disease states including diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and heart failure. The pharmacist is an integral parts of a multidisciplinary team approach within the medical home model. The pharmacist has a role of growing clinical pharmacy services and improving patient outcomes across a diverse spectrum of patients. The resident will have an opportunity to learn management skills, establish revenue streams for clinical services, and impact population health. New to the program this year are opportunities in transitions of care as well as telehealth.
Through collaboration with LUCOP, the resident will complete a teaching certificate program in which they will deliver didactic lectures and facilitate active learning sessions, supervise pharmacy students including being primary preceptor for a minimum of one month. At the practice site they will present patients, lead journal club presentations, participate in committees and practice meetings. Additionally, the resident will complete a residency research project with the opportunity to present their research at a local, regional, and/or national meeting.
Three Letters of Recommendation
Letter of Intent
All materials to be submitted through PhORCAS.
Additional Salary Information: A stipend will be provided for travel and research.
Internal Number: AMBCARE2020
About Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy
Lipscomb has a rich history in preparing students to be leaders in multiple career fields and, most importantly, a strong history in preparing students for a life of service. Lipscomb's location in Nashville, Tenn. is an extraordinary asset for our students. Nashville is regarded as the health care capital of the world thanks to more than 300 health care corporations that call the city home and is growing with opportunities everyday. The pharmacy profession is also growing, and is in the midst of a revolution in health care delivery which will result in the improvement of quality of life for millions of individuals. At the center of this revolution is the discovery of and appropriate use of medications. Pharmacists in a variety of practice settings will bear accountability for achieving optimum outcomes for patients. Pharmacy is a service profession built on compassion and commitment to those who have health care needs. It is critical that pharmacists, as essential members of the health care team, apply Christian principles such as compassion, understanding and caring into their practices. The College of Pharmacy will embrace an environment that emphasizes a commitment to a life of Christian service and ideals.