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Welcome Letter



Thank you for interest in Wesley Medical Center’s Pharmacy Residency Training Programs. Wesley Medical Center (WMC) Pharmacy started its residency program in July 2004. The program underwent evaluation for ASHP accreditation in April 2005 and received accreditation for 6 years. In July 2010, the critical care specialty residency program was added. The program underwent evaluation for ASHP accreditation in August 2011 and received accreditation for 6 years. In July 2014, a pediatric focused PGY1 residency program was created.

WMC is one of the most experienced and comprehensive medical centers in the Midwest. Our mission is to ensure quality healthcare, provide compassion, offer comfort, and build trust with every patient, every time.

The pharmacy department is dedicated to the development of pharmacists as leaders within both the hospital and community. Pharmacists hold leadership positions in committees and multidisciplinary teams at WMC, and are involved in pharmacy organizations at a community, state, and national level. Pharmacists actively participate in the education of pharmacy residents, pharmacy students, and medical residents. Through programs such as the Wesley Leadership Institute, pharmacists have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and facilitate their progression to becoming clinical leaders at the forefront of medicine.

Multidisciplinary collaboration is important to ensuring the highest quality of patient care. At WMC, pharmacists participate in multidisciplinary rounds, committees, and quality improvement initiatives. WMC has developed a collaborative practice agreement enabling pharmacists to complete medication reconciliation and determine the appropriateness of continuing home medications upon hospital admission.

Mentorship is a vital component to the development of our pharmacy residents. Each resident is assigned a mentor to aid in the progression of the resident as a practitioner and assist in the achievement of their personal and professional goals. Residents have the opportunity to participate in a teaching certificate program through the University of Kansas and are encouraged to co-precept pharmacy students in order to further develop their teaching and mentorship abilities.

Technology is a key component to the pharmacy department. WMC serves as a test site for CareFusion© technologies, and has assisted in developing many products including Pyxis Connect© and Dose Edge©. In addition to CareFusion©, WMC works with many other technological companies to create programs to enhance both the efficiency and the safety of pharmaceutical services.

We are proud of the programs we have developed and the opportunities available to our pharmacy residents. Please let us know if we can answer any questions.

Chris Durham, PharmD
Residency Program Director, PGY1 – Pharmacy, Pediatric and PGY2 – Critical Care
Wesley Medical Center
Chris.Durham@wesleymc.com