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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Our program offers the vast expertise afforded by Baylor Scott & White Health coupled with the individualized attention allowed in a smaller setting.

The Baylor Scott & White Health PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Our program is based on standards developed by ASHP and managed by the Residency Advisory Committee (RAC). The RAC closely follows residents' progress through the training program and provides direction when necessary.

We accept two residents each year.

Curriculum

As affiliates of the world-renowned Baylor Scott & White Health Care System (BSWH), Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth offers the vast expertise of a long-standing health care system with the family feel of a smaller setting. The hospital has 538 licensed beds, provides comprehensive services in many specialized areas such as transplant, advanced heart failure and left ventricular assist devices, oncology, and neonatal intensive care. In the fall of 2021, BSW All Saints Medical Center- Fort Worth transitioned to a university teaching hospital, welcoming the inaugural class of medical residents.

Our pharmacist preceptors have taken the time to build reputable and trusted relationships with our physicians and nursing staff. This in part attributed to the longevity of our pharmacist preceptors. Additional board certifications obtained by our preceptors have also further elevated our pharmacists' knowledge, services, and expectations.

To help guide our residents through their year, each picks an advisor for the year. The resident advisor consistently meets with and is one of the many supporters of the resident during the year, along with the residency program director and department leadership.

Since 2003, BSW All Saints Medical Center- Fort Worth has offered an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency. Each year, our preceptors have worked with our residents to build upon their PharmD education and prepare them to be confident, effective pharmacy leaders providing the highest standard of patient care.

Our program is designed to give each resident an individualized experience based upon foundational learning objectives as well as expanded involvement in those areas where special interests exist. The goal is to develop and augment personal leadership abilities, preparing each resident to meet the challenges of the future.

Required Areas of Training

Our five-week rotations include:

  • Hospital pharmacy orientation
  • Internal medicine
  • Critical care
  • Nutrition
  • Management

Longitudinal Experiences

Residents are exposed to these longitudinal experiences throughout the duration of the residency:

  • Drug information
  • Practice management
  • Pharmacy practice
  • Major project
  • Teaching certification (provided in coordination with University of North Texas School of Pharmacy)

Electives

Elective rotations are tailored to each individual resident’s needs and desires. Each resident may select 5 to 6 elective rotations for the year. Our elective opportunities include:

  • Neonatal critical care
  • Cardiology
  • Nephrology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Medication safety
  • Oncology
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Emergency medicine
  • Ambulatory care
  • Community pharmacy practice

Pharmacy residents are classified as full-time employees of Baylor Scott & White Health. Here is a selection of benefits we provide:

  • Salary is $52,977 for PGY1 residents.
  • The benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance and staff discounts.
  • Residents accrue 15 days of paid time off (PTO), which includes vacation, holiday, sick leave, interview leave beyond the allotted five days, and professional leave not sponsored by the program.
  • Residents will be allowed professional leave and travel expenses for attendance at professional seminars and meetings such as the ASHP Clinical Mid-Year Meeting and the Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists Annual Meeting
  • Free parking, discounted bus passes available and a DART rail station on campus
  • Access to Baylor Health Sciences Library and electronic references
  • Dedicated office space and computer

Leadership and Preceptors

Rick Myers, RPh

Director of Pharmacy
With BSW since 2005

Ashley Turner, RPh

Manager of Pharmacy Operations
With BSW since 2000

Theresa Yarger, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Coordinator/Residency Program Director
With BSW since 2008

Nolan Toups, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Manager
With BSW since 2022


Education/Experience:
Doctor of Pharmacy, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Amarillo, TX
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Baylor All Saints Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX
Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Texas Health Resources HEB, Bedford, TX
Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Medical City Arlington Hospital, Arlington, TX
Pharmacy Operations Manager, Medical City Arlington Hospital, Arlington, TX
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, BSW All Saints Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX
Board Certification:
Pharmacotherapy (BCPS)

 

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Residents

Nicole Dion, PharmD

Email: Nicole.Dion1@BSWHealth.org 

Melissa Lipscomb, PharmD

Email: Melissa.Lipscomb1@BSWHealth.org

How to Apply

We use the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PHORCAS) to accept applications, transcripts and other supporting application materials.

Application deadline is Monday, January 2, 2023.


Application Requirements

Eligible candidates must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Texas licensure eligibility.

Applicants must also submit:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A letter of intent detailing reason for interest in completing a pharmacy practice residency, short and long-term career goals and how our program will assist in meetings those goals
  • Three ASHP recommendation forms, with at least one completed by an employment supervisor
  • Academic transcripts for professional pharmacy education

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Our pharmacy residency was started in 2003 receiving accreditation that year as well.
  • First graduating resident in June 2004

Some of our past residents and current positions (graduation year):
  • Brian Meadors, PharmD, BCPS, BC (2006) – MSL Astra Zeneca
  • Amanda Stoneman, PharmD, BC (2006) – NICU Specialist BSWH All Saints
  • Rehan Bashir (2009) – Executive Director of Consulting Vizient, Inc.
  • Stephani Parish (2010) – Clinical Specialist THR Denton
  • Alyssa Sinkov, PharmD, MHA, BCPS (2016) – Vizient
  • Angela Gamwell Chapman (2016) – Clinical Specialist Medical City Las Colinas
  • Brent Ottarski, PharmD, BCPS(2017) – Clinical Coordinator BSWH Waxahachie
  • Payal Kapadia, PharmD, BCCCP (2018) – Emergency Med Clinical Specialist BSWH Waxahachie
  • Brittney Cox, BCPS (2019) – Director for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences & Assistant Professor, University of North Texas HSC
  • Hasanthi Vallabhaneni, PharmD, BCPS (2018)- Clinical Specialist- Emergency Medicine
  • Alex Parish, PharmD (2020) – Sr Project Manager, Pharmacy Networks Vizient, Inc.

  • We accept all applications, however; we do not sponsor visas or green cards for pharmacy residents.
  • A candidate must secure an appropriate visa or for employment and complete the appropriate examinations for licensure.

We are looking for well rounded candidates.
We consider many different items in our application process:
  • Letters of recommendation - We evaluate letters written in Phorcas. Please have letter authors comment on why this program aligns with your goals or specialty interests
  • Letter of intent - We want to learn about you. Communicate what has motivated you to pursue a residency and your professional goals after residency. Please tell us how your goals align with the experiences and culture we have here at BSW All Saints Medical Center?
  • Rotations - Clinical rotations provide experience for the many clinical rotations you will have during your PGY1 residency year. Clinical patient care rotations are preferred over those with less clinical opportunities, this will lay a solid groundwork for your residency
  • Community service - Serving others is part of our mission and goal
  • Projects and Presentation s- Planning for and completing large projects and presentations is difficult. Having this experience as a student is important and will set you apart in residency
  • Leadership roles - Having leadership experience as a student will prepare you for your leadership role within our pharmacy department

  • Resident are evaluated using PharmAcademic and ASHP learning objectives and criteria.
    • Each resident participates in creating a customized development plan that aligns with their interests and career goals and receives an evaluation and feedback with every rotation.
    • Longitudinal rotations are evaluated in PharmAcademic quarterly.
  • With each rotation, the resident also provides feedback related to the rotation and preceptor.

  • Our pharmacy residents staff every other weekend
    • Weekend evening shift
  • Our pharmacy residents cover 1 major holiday during their staffing

Yes, our pharmacy residents have their own dedicated office space within the pharmacy offices.
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    • Twice daily cattle drives
  • Trinity Trails
    • 100+ miles of trails around Fort Worth
  • Fort Worth Zoo
    • Ranked in the top 5 in the nation
  • Bass Performance Hall
    • Home to Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
  • Fort Worth Botanical Gardens

Contact Us

Theresa Yarger, PharmD, BCPS
Phone: 817.922.1835
Theresa.Yarger@BSWHealth.org

Rick Myers, Director of Pharmacy
Rick.Myers@BSWHealth.org

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth
1400 8th Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104

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