To fulfill these requirements, practice experiences are offered in the following areas:
- Anticoagulation Clinic
- Outpatient Diabetes Education
- High Risk Obstetrics Clinic
- Diabetes, Hypertension, and Hyperlipidemia Clinic
- HIV/AIDS Clinic
- Internal Medicine Clinic
- Outpatient Pharmacokinetic Service
- Internal Medicine Inpatient Service
- Inpatient Anticoagulation Service
- Inpatient Pharmacokinetic Service
Residents work eight clinical weekends a year and staff one evening shift per week in the central pharmacy. Option provided for one resident to staff in Newborn Center satellite.
During each experience, the resident is expected to perform independently and demonstrate proficiency in pharmacy practice. Clinical staff members with practice responsibilities in these areas serve as preceptors for the training experiences. The resident is expected to participate and develop competency in pharmacy managed patient care clinics and a Diabetes Education Program accredited by the American Diabetes Association, under the direction of the preceptors and the attending physicians.
During the program, the resident must complete a self-directed research project. The scope, magnitude and type of project may vary widely according to individual interests but must be completed in a manner suitable for presentation and publication. The resident presents the research project at a regional residency conference in the spring.
The residents have the opportunity to participate in the University of Tennessee Teaching and Learning Program. This program and other educational components of the residency program enables the resident to develop teaching and training skills by participating in education programs for patients, pharmacy students, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health practitioners.