Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What makes the JPS Health Network PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program unique?

A: As the public-served hospital of Tarrant County, we receive patients from all around the world with various beliefs, customs, and languages. Our program allows residents to experience a variety of healthcare issues and services in a diverse patient population. Opportunities to experience a specific practice area and/or participate in unique research projects are available. Residents work with pharmacy clinical specialists that have trained at institutions across the country, and will have access to cutting edge information and technology. 


Q: How many positions are available?

A: JPS Health Network currently has two PGY1 residents. We hope to expand the PGY1 program and add PGY2 specialty residencies in the near future. We also have a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency.


Q: What are the staffing requirements?

A: Residents will be required to work every 4th weekend independently as a decentralized clinical pharmacist. Residents will also staff one evening per month in central pharmacy for the first half of the year and in the emergency department for the second half.


Q: What rotations are required?  What elective rotations are offered?

A: Please see our Curriculum page.


Q: How flexible are the rotation schedules?

A:  All residents will complete Orientation in July and Research 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 alongside our clinical pharmacists. We currently take students from Texas Tech, University of Texas, and University of North Texas. Residents will also be involved in formal presentations for nursing and medical residents. There will also be opportunity to earn a Teaching Certificate and lecture in a didactic setting at the University of North Texas System College of Pharmacy.


Q: What software does JPS utilize for its Electronic Health Record (EHR)?

A: Epic


Q: What research opportunities are available for residents?

A: Residents are required to complete a research project and submit a final manuscript at the end of the residency year. In addition to MUEs, case reports, and other projects that can be undertaken during the residency training, we offer the opportunity for our residents to learn additional skills for growth in an academic setting with the University of North Texas System College of Pharmacy.