Training and Education
The Department of Pharmacy is committed to advancing the practice of
pharmacy. This commitment is achieved in areas including our Residency
program in Pharmacy Practice, Internal Staff Development initiatives,
our Technician Training program, and the Pharmacy Student Rotations
established for two schools of pharmacy.
Residency in Pharmacy Practice
UTMB participates in the American Society of Health-System
Pharmacists accredited residency program. The one-year program
provides a challenging learning and practice experience. The resident
will complete a series of structured rotations through areas including
drug information, internal medicine, pharmacy practice management and
ambulatory care. In addition, the resident has the opportunity to
select elective / specialized rotations that match their specific
interests to provide a well rounded, practical experience. Continue reading...
Internal Staff Development
Ongoing initiatives are pursued to ensure continued
professional growth of our employees (both professional staff and
technical staff). This includes the provision of Continuing Education
programs hosted within the department, continued expansion in clinical
responsibilities of the pharmacy staff, and the commitment to work
with employees furthering their education.
UTMB serves as an experiential site for pharmacy
students enrolled at the University of Texas and the University of
Houston. Clinical rotations provide experience in patient medication
consultation, drug regimen review, basic clinical pharmacokinetics,
age or disease-specific dosing considerations, and drug information.
Hospital rotations provide experience in preparation of sterile
products, extemporaneous compounding, medication distributions systems /
automation, and outpatient medication systems.
UTMB also serves as an experiential site for
pharmacy technician students enrolled at College of the Mainland.
Activities of the hospital rotation focus on providing students with
direct exposure to the dynamics of the hospital pharmacy workplace.
Throughout the rotation experience, students will have considerable
exposure to extemporaneous compounding, sterile compounding, dispensing
and prepackaging, automation and medication distribution systems.