The American Society Health-System Pharmacists Accredited Residency with Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy are 12 month programs designed to develop skills in clinical pharmacy and pharmacy leadership while providing opportunities for didactic and clinical teaching, and clinical research.
VANTHCS includes three facilities: Dallas VA Medical Center, Sam Rayburn Memorial Center in Bonham and Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic. All of our pharmacy residency positions are based at Dallas VA Medical Center, which serves as a major training center for many health professionals including medical students, residents and fellows from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dallas VA Medical Center provides patient care services and conducts clinical research in many inpatient and outpatient specialty areas and draws patients from all over the Nation. The campus includes a 500-bed inpatient facility and encounters 1.4 million outpatient visits annually. The pharmacy has state-of-the-art robotics and medical information systems. Pharmacists provide pharmacy services in a variety of specialty areas. There is ample opportunity for advanced practice pharmacists to develop innovative and advanced patient care practices in collaboration with the medical staff.
Texas Tech School of Pharmacy is part of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Founded upon the idealism that tomorrow's pharmacists must be independent thinking and technologically advanced, all education and training utilize problem-based learning techniques with a strong emphasis on computer literacy. All course materials are maintained on the school's world wide web servers. The main campus for the School of Pharmacy is located in Amarillo and has a state-of-the-art facility with high tech, online classrooms. Regional campuses are located in Dallas/Fort Worth, Lubbock and Abilene. The Dallas/Fort Worth regional campus has two sites; one is at Dallas VA Medical Center and the other is within the central Dallas Medical District. Approximately 16 full-time and 25 adjunct clinical faculty, as well as four distance learning classrooms support the education and training of more than 100 students in their last 2 years of pharmacy school and 10-15 PGY 1 and PGY 2 residents. Residents are actively involved in didactic and clinical teaching and helping facilitate Pharm.D. students in acquiring problem-based learning skills.