Baptist – Desoto is a 339-bed tertiary care hospital located in Southaven, Mississippi, which is approximately 15 miles from downtown Memphis, Tennessee. Baptist-Desoto is an integral entity in one of the largest health care providers in the Mid-South as well as in the largest health care system in the state of Mississippi.
Baptist – Desoto services include a robust hospital medicine team, critical care medicine and pulmonology, oncology, infectious diseases, emergency medicine, cardiology, and various surgical services including general, cardiac, orthopedic, and neurosurgeries. Baptist-Desoto also provides a comprehensive women’s center and inpatient rehabilitation facility onsite.
Baptist – Desoto’s 71-bed emergency department treats more than 60,000 patients each year from Desoto county and surrounding areas. The emergency department and the comprehensive heart program are accredited for atrial fibrillation, heart failure, and chest pain by the American College of Cardiology (ACC).
The residency program at Baptist - Desoto will emphasize training in all aspects of the acute care pharmacy practice model with the goal of developing the residents’ expertise, knowledge, and skills in the following areas: internal medicine, infectious diseases, cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, and practice management. Participation in the hospital’s medication management process via Pharmacy and Therapeutics sub-committees will occur over the course the residency year.
While the primary focus will be on clinical activities, residents will also be trained on order verification and preparation of intravenous medications, which furthers an understanding of providing pharmaceutical care in an inpatient setting. Additional opportunities include assisting in the educational experiences of students from The University of Mississippi, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Union University.
Over the course of the year, residents will be responsible for completing a research project. The findings will be presented at a regional residency conference.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto is a 339 bed tertiary care hospital located in Southaven, Mississippi, which is approximately 15 miles from downtown Memphis, Tennessee. We are part of a one of the largest health care providers in the Mid-South and the largest health care systems in the state of Mississippi.
Our hospital services include internal medicine, critical care medicine, oncology, women’s health and cardiology.