Brooke Army Medical Center PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program
The Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program is a twelve-month hospital based post-graduate training program conducted at BAMC, Joint Base San Antonio Ft Sam Houston, Texas. The residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and is available for active duty pharmacy officers only.
The residency is designed to promote a diverse educational climate which facilitates the development of skills as a clinical pharmacist, staff pharmacist, as well as a military officer. Core required learning experiences include ambulatory care, critical care, emergency medicine, infectious disease, internal medicine, leadership and orientation. Longitudinal learning experiences include drug policy and patient safety, quality and process improvement through medication use evaluations and pharmaceutical order verification and distribution. Selective learning experiences include acute cardiology services, pediatrics, hematology/oncology and an additional critical care rotation. Active elective learning experiences include academia, acute burn care, advanced infectious disease, cardiology clinic, informatics, medication safety, pain and palliative care, pharmacoeconomics, psychiatry, and soldier recovery unit. Elective learning experiences may be developed based on resident interest and preceptor availability.
Residents are encouraged to examine and challenge existing ideas and to develop new concepts within the practice site. Utilization and application of these innovations should be reflected in clinical practice and effective professional relationships. Residents are responsible for acquisition of increased knowledge in pathophysiology of disease states, clinical laboratory data, literature evaluation and application, medication safety, pharmacotherapy, managed care/pharmacoeconomics, and research design/protocol development.
Upon completion of the residency the individual will have gained the necessary clinical, managerial and leadership skills to function as a clinical pharmacist, preceptor or chief of pharmacy within the military healthcare system.
Application Requirements and Applicant Selection
This residency is offered to active duty Armed Forces Pharmacists. To qualify for an appointment as a Pharmacist in the Armed Forces, you must be a graduate of a school of pharmacy acceptable to the Surgeon General and be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the United States. The applicant must also possess a Bachelor of Science degree or doctoral degree (PharmD) in pharmacy, submit 2 letters of recommendation from clinical rotation preceptors, past 2 consecutive officer annual evaluations, a one-page letter of intent, an official pharmacy degree transcript and curriculum vitae to the Army, Air Force or Navy Pharmacy Consultant, respectively. Interviews are offered to applicants with completed packets. Applicants are slatted and endorsement for residency training by the respective military pharmacy consultant based on residency program input, military merit and officer potential. Final applicant selection for residency training is ultimately decided by the respective military selection board (e.g., AFIT, LTHET, DUEINS).