Pharmacy

Mission Statement

UTMB Correctional Managed Care Department of Pharmacy strives to set the standard in pharmaceutical care through education and evolution.  The goal is to provide quality pharmaceutical care in the most timely and cost effective manner.

  • Pharmacy drug distribution services are provided from a centralized facility to approximately 167,00 patients at over 150 facilities.
  • The Pharmacy fills approximately 300,000 medication orders a month.
  • Medication orders are delivered within 24 hours to customers using state-of-the-art equipment including an electronic medical record with electronic physician order entry, automated prepacking machines, and automated checking and sortation devices.
  • Pharmacy services include drug distribution, formulary management, clinical pathway development, disease management evaluations, continuous quality improvement and educational programs. 
  • Pharmacy Clinical Practice Specialists are available for consultation.
  • The Department serves as a clinical internship site for pharmacy students, has a TSHP summer internship program, and offers an ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice residency.

CMC Pharmacy Practice Residency

The residency program was established in 1993. It was the first Pharmacy Practice Residency with an Emphasis in Managed Care to receive accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. It is also the first and only pharmacy residency program to be established in a correctional health care environment. The residency is an organized, directed, postgraduate training program designed to prepare the resident for practice in a managed care environment. Upon completion of the 12 month program, the resident will be proficient at predefined levels of understanding and application for all areas of service within the practice setting. The resident is required to meet general goals that are further segmented into specific learning activities during the program. The residency structure is largely longitudinal. The philosophy behind the program's structure is to provide the resident experience in time and resource management and to provide a realistic practice model for managed care practitioners.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

If you are currently a pharmacist licensed in Texas, or a Texas certified pharmacy technician and are interested in a future with an emphasis in development, advancement and satisfaction, click here to view current vacancies by visiting the UTMB jobline.