The JPS Health Network PGY1 & PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Programs strive to develop highly qualified independent practitioners able to provide patient-centered care in various clinical settings. Residents provide direct care, education to healthcare providers, and actively participate in research and scholarly activity. Pharmacists completing this program will be capable of conducting their practice with a high level of maturity and leadership.
The residency selection process is an important professional decision, an investment that will reap rewards for many years to come. We are pleased that you are interested in JPS and hope that you complete an application to our program.
PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
The JPS PGY1 pharmacy residency is designed to prepare the resident to independently practice in an acute care setting. The resident will be exposed to a diverse patient population in a multidisciplinary teaching environment. Residents will be actively involved in precepting, medication safety, research, and stewardship activities. The graduating resident will be a competitive candidate for PGY2 residency or a hospital clinical pharmacist position.
For more information about the JPS Health Network PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program, please contact:
Christina Chen, PharmD, BCCCP
Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist
PGY1 Residency Program Director, 2024-2025
Application Deadline: January 4, 2023
- Registration with National Matching Services Inc.
- Completed application submitted through PhORCAS Application Portal
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Pharmacy Academic Transcripts
- 3 Letters of Reference (preferred 2 References from clinical preceptors)
- JPS Health Network Human Resources Portal Application
- The Human Resources portal application for the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency position will be posted in mid-November and can be found in the "Careers" section of the JPS website. Please apply to either Pharmacy Resident 1st Year posting (Requisition Number 26712 or Requisition Number 26713) using the following link. Click here
- Please use the same email address for the PhORCAS and Human Resources applications.
Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by the Residency Program Director. Interviews are traditionally held during the month of February.
Medical and Dental insurance is offered for residents and immediate family members. Vision coverage will be available for self-purchase by the resident. JPS Health Network also provides disability and professional liability coverage.
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Residents will have 14 days of paid time off. PTO includes holidays, sick leave, interviews and personal days.
Family Leave of Absence
JPS grants family leave of absence (i.e. maternity, paternity leave) in accordance with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- Lab Coat
- 24-hour Medical Library
- Direct Deposit
- Medical, Dental and Vision benefits available
- Critical Care (Medical ICU or Surgical ICU)
- Emergency Medicine
- Infectious Diseases I
- Internal Medicine I
- Internal Medicine II
- Orientation (July)
- Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (December)
- Psychiatry I
- Medical Emergencies
- Patient Care Services
Elective Rotations (select 4)
- Ambulatory Care (Anticoagulation/Medication Management)
- Cardiology (Outpatient Cardiology Clinic)
- Critical Care (Medical ICU or Surgical ICU)
- ID HIV and Hepatitis C Clinic
- Infectious Diseases II
- Neonatal ICU
- Psychiatry II
- Residents will be required to staff every 3rd weekend as an independent Decentralized Clinical Pharmacist.
- Residents will also staff one evening monthly in Central Pharmacy for the first half of the residency year and the Emergency Department the second half of the year.
Each resident will complete a formal IRB-approved research project to be presented at the JPS Research Symposium and other designated showcases. A final manuscript is required upon residency completion.
Q: What makes the JPS Health Network PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program unique?
A: As the designated public-service hospital of Tarrant County, John Peter Smith Health Network provides care and healthcare access to patients with varying cultural beliefs, customs and languages. Our program allows residents to serve and assist in improving health issues and medical services to a diverse patient population. Opportunities to experience specific practice areas and participate in unique research projects are available. Residents have access to cutting edge information and technology while working with clinical pharmacy specialists trained at institutions across the nation.
Q: How many positions are available?
A: JPS Health Network currently offers two PGY1 Pharmacy Residency positions. We do hope to expand our program in the near future. The institution additionally offers two PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency positions.
Q: What are the Staffing requirements?
A: Please see our Curriculum section for more information.
Q: What rotations are required? What elective rotations are offered?
A: Please see our Curriculum section for more information.
Q: How flexible are the rotation schedules?
A: All residents will complete Orientation in July and Pharmacy Administration and Leadership in December. The remaining required and elective rotations can be scheduled based on resident preference, if there is preceptor availability. Rotation schedules will be evaluated quarterly. Elective rotations can be interchanged based on the resident's interests.
Q: What teaching opportunities are available for residents?
A: Residents will have the opportunity to precept pharmacy students from Texas Tech University, University of Texas at Austin and University of North Texas alongside our clinical pharmacists. Residents will also be incorporated into formal presentations presented to nursing and family medicine residents. Additionally, residents will have the opportunity to obtain a Teaching Certificate and lead didactic lectures at the University of North Texas Health Science Center College Of Pharmacy.
Q: What software does JPS utilize for its Electronic Health Record (EHR)?
A: Epic Hyperspace
Q: What research opportunities are available for residents?
A: Residents are required to complete an IRB-approved research project and submit a final manuscript upon the completion of the residency year. In addition to medication use evaluations, drug class reviews and other quality projects that can be undertaken during the program, we offer the opportunity for our residents to further development skills aiding in Academia through partnering with the University of North Texas Health Science Center College of Pharmacy.
Achieving Better Patient Outcomes
- Pharmacists will document all recommendations and write progress notes in the permanent medical record
- Improve outpatient care through pharmacist documentation in the hospital
- Pharmacists utilize medication therapy protocols to enhance patient care and safety (including narrow therapeutic drugs, stress ulcer prophylaxis protocol, bowel protocol, IV to PO, fall consults, renal dosing, warfarin, vancomycin, and aminoglycoside consults)
- Pharmacists automatically order serum drug concentrations and other pertinent labs
- Pharmacists actively participate in various stewardship activities
- Pharmacists provide feedback during interdisciplinary rounds
- Pharmacists provide drug therapy management 24/7
- Pharmacists provide discharge counseling for high risk patients
- Pharmacists will be board certified
- Pharmacists will have completed post-graduate training (residency)
- Pharmacists may undergo credentialing and privileging process beyond licensure that defines and authorizes pharmacists' scope of practice
- Pharmacists will actively participate in the training of pharmacy and medical students and residents
- Pharmacists will conduct prospective review of all medication orders before administration
- Provide continual follow-up and monitoring of interventions and medication error trends
- Improve medication reconciliation process on admission and discharge
- Hope Shrader Sherman, PharmD
- Mayela Warner, PharmD
2021 – 2022
- Lilibeth Hernandez, PharmD
- Current Position: PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident at JPS Health Network
- Paul VanEmmerik, PharmD
- Current Position: PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
- Kelsey Habighorst, PharmD
- Current Position: Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist at UT Southwestern Medical Center
- Completed PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center
- Madison Holbrook, PharmD
- Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist at Saint Francis Hospital
- Completed PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency at Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital
- Matt Blaha, PharmD, BCPS
- Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital
- Noor Atiyah, PharmD, BCPS
- Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist at UT Southwestern Medical Center Center
- An Nguyen, PharmD
- Current Position: Pharmacy Clinical Manager and Residency Program Director at Methodist Charlton Medical Center
- Stephanie Cox, PharmD, BCPS
- Current Position: Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist at JPS Health Network
- Pamela Carter, PharmD, BCACP
- Current Position: Ambulatory Care Pharmacist at JPS Health Network
- Completed PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at JPS Health Network
- Sitara Paladugu, PharmD
- Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist at TIRR Memorial Hermann
- Esteban Montemayor, PharmD, BCPS
- Current Position: Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist and Residency Program Director at JPS Health Network
- Emily Selby, PharmD, BCPP
- Current Position: Pharmacist and Residency Program Director at Community Pharmacy
- Completed PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System
The JPS Health Network’s ASHP Accreditated PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency is a 12 month residency focused on preparing the resident in all aspects of ambulatory care at an advanced level. This includes direct therapy management for chronic diseases, education of patients and other healthcare providers with varying levels of pharmacy knowledge, and research. The residency aims to accomplish three major goals: development of a confident, independent clinical practitioner through understanding of evidence-based guidelines and therapy, appropriately communicate therapeutic plans to the healthcare team within the electronic medical record and provide appropriate follow-up. The resident will also gain experience precepting pharmacy students as well as providing education to other healthcare practitioners including medical residents and nursing staff. Lastly, the resident will gain experience in completing a research project to contribute to the medical literature.
Site of Practice:
JPS Health Network provides more than 1 million patient visits every year, serving the residents of Tarrant County, Texas, at John Peter Smith Hospital and more than 40 outpatient clinics located in Fort Worth and surrounding communities.
JPS maintains a historical commitment to education and is the area's largest teaching hospital. As an Ambulatory Care Pharmacy resident, you will join residents and fellows from 12 specialty programs, from family medicine and psychiatry to sports medicine and geriatrics, all actively engaged in providing evidence-based multidisciplinary care and promoting health-maintenance and prevention strategies to positively impact population health.
JPS Health Network is an NCQA recognized Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home and is the only health network in Tarrant County dedicated to caring for a diverse patient population including the medically vulnerable, underserved and a large Spanish-speaking population. From day one, you will be an integral part of our mission to care for those that need us most.
JPS offers a competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental, prescriptions, vision, and other health and lifestyle benefits and rewards.
The JPS outpatient clinical pharmacy team provides progressive, direct therapy management to our patients, while maintaining excellence in pharmacy practice and creating an environment focused on evidence-based medicine and medication safety.
Application Deadline: First Friday in January
JPS Health Network's Match Number: 730865
- Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited institution
- FPGEC graduates are not accepted at this time
- Pharmacist licensure in Texas by July 1
- Completion of a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency or proof of PGY1 waiver from ASHP
- Eligible to work in the United States
Completed applications should be submitted through the PhORCAS Application Portal and should include the following:
- Letter of intent as to why you want to pursue an Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at JPS Health Network
- Curriculum vitae
- Pharmacy academic transcripts
- Three letters of reference
Number of positions: 2
Estimated stipend: $50,500
Personal Time Off (PTO)
- Residents will have 14 days of personal time off (PTO)
- PTO includes holidays, sick leave, interviews, and personal days
- JPS observes the following holidays: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving Day
- Lab coat
- 24-hour medical library
- Direct deposit
- Medical, dental and vision benefits available
- Employee discounts
The program consists of a 12-month period of longitudinal experiences in all aspects of Ambulatory Care practice. The program is flexible in that it will adapt to the needs of the individual ambulatory care pharmacy resident. Nevertheless, the program will provide the basic foundation for quality ambulatory care practice.
The program incorporates traditional models of ambulatory care throughout the JPS Health Network clinic sites. This exposure allows the residents to experience similarities and differences of various ambulatory care practice settings so they are prepared for any setting.
- Chronic Disease Management (diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation, medication management)
- Longitudinal (1 year length)
- Fall (6 months length)
- Spring (6 months length)
- Transitions of Care
- Geriatric Clinic
- Pharmacy Administration
- Medication Safety
- HIV and Hepatitis C
- Professional Activities (see below)
- Outpatient Psychiatry
- Outpatient Parental Antimicrobial Therapy
- International Health Clinic
- Homeless Clinic
- Additional HIV and Hepatitis C
- Additional Chronic Disease Management
- Other electives can be arranged at the request of the ambulatory care resident and the approval of the Ambulatory Care residency program director. In general, no more than one off-site elective learning experience will be approved
- Residents will staff one Saturday per month in Inpatient Transitions of Care
- Required formal presentations
- One-hour ACPE accredited continuing education lecture
- One journal club presentation
- One patient case presentation
- Poster presentation on research project
- Teaching/precepting activities
- Serve as co-preceptors and primary preceptors with faculty members for Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience rotations (P3 and P4 clerkship students)
- Assist in creating monthly “timely topics” and will present at monthly provider meetings, as needed
- Present on an outpatient disease state during family medicine medical residency lecture
- Present in-service(s) to medical and clinic staff as needed
Each resident will complete a formal IRB-approved research project during the residency year. Each year, a list of potential projects will be generated and approved by the RPD and RAC Research Committee. The resident will present their research project as a formal CE (platform presentation) and JPS Research Day (poster presentation)
Previous projects completed:
- Comparison of pharmacist-identified patients versus provider referrals for post-hospital discharge follow-up by transitions of care pharmacists
- Pharmacist Impact on Type 2 Diabetes Management at a Homeless Clinic
- Readmission outcomes of sliding scale insulin compared to basal-bolus insulin in an insulin-naïve and indigent patient population
- Comparison of anticoagulation therapy in cancer patients
- Impact of a Clinical Pharmacist in the Management of Hepatitis C Virus with Direct Acting Antivirals in the Underserved
- Effectiveness of Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Receptor Agonists in Patients with Baseline Hemoglobin A1c 10% or Greater
- Hope Shrader Sherman, PharmD
- Mayela Warner, PharmD
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