Q: What makes Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas PGY1 Residency Program unique?
A: Our AMAZING Preceptors and the rotation experiences offered!
Q: How many positions are available?
A: We currently have four PGY1 residency positions and one PGY2 in Critical Care available. We hope to expand the PGY2 program to include Infectious Disease starting in 2018.
Q: What are the staffing requirements?
A: Residents are required to work every other weekend. In addition, residents are required to work one major and one minor Holiday. During this time, the residents will become proficient in our hybrid clinical staffing model.
Q: What rotations are required? What elective rotations are offered?
A: Please see the Program Information page.
Q: How flexible are the rotation schedules?
A: All residents will complete Orientation in July. Schedules are based on resident preference, elective choices, career goals and preceptor availability. The initial schedule is set during Orientation and evaluated quarterly based on the resident’s customized plan.
Q: How are your longitudinal experiences structured and what are the resident requirements for those?
A: Baylor Dallas has three longitudinal experiences including Code Blue, Drug Information and Coumadin Clinic (ambulatory care).
- Code Blue: The PGY1 residents will rotate in one-week cycles, Monday through Friday, 7 to 4 p.m. The resident will be accompanied by the primary preceptor and PGY2 in critical care during all code situations. Resident’s primary responsibilities include preparing crash cart medications and overall assistance throughout the code.
- Drug Information: The PGY1 resident will rotate in one-week cycles, as a 24/7 service. The resident will respond to drug information inquirers from the pharmacy staff and evaluate non-formulary requests from management. No overnight staffing is required.
- Coumadin Clinic: The PGY1 resident will rotate in one-week cycles. Residents are responsible for managing outpatient Coumadin clinic based on a physician-pharmacist protocol. Various tasks would include adjusting Coumadin based on INR, diet, drug interactions etc., calling in prescriptions to local pharmacists, and ensuring patients have been adequately counseling on their medication.
Q: Will the residents be able to attend professional meetings?
A: The residents will attend ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) Annual Seminar to present their research.
Q: Will there be teaching opportunities available for residents?
A Teaching Certificate is offered in conjunction with the University of North Texas College Of Pharmacy. Residents also have the opportunity to precept students during their rotations. A formal seminar will be given to system pharmacists.
Q: What software does BUMC utilize for its Electronic Health Record (EHR)?