Pharmacy Residency Program

Clinical Pharmacist Lynn Thoma wearing a HealthLinc overcoat and pink button-up shirtLynn Thoma

Pharmacy Program Coordinator
lthoma@healthlincchc.org

HealthLinc is a Federally Qualified Health Center and Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 3, where there is a multi-disciplinary approach to patients. Besides pharmacy residents, there are nurse practitioner residents and P4 pharmacy students on site. The pharmacy resident has the opportunity to work under collaborate practice agreements with multiple disease states. A mental health rotation can be set up if the resident has an interest. The resident completes teaching certificate requirements at Purdue University.

The HealthLinc Pharmacy Residency Program is a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency with a focus in ambulatory care. The resident will be exposed to direct patient care with diabetes, anticoagulation, dyslipidemia, and hypertension being the primary disease states encountered. The medication distribution learning experience is completed at HealthLinc in-house pharmacies. The residency partners with Purdue University for the teaching, research, and drug information components.

Universal Residency Program Purpose

To build upon the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.

HealthLinc Residency Program Purpose

Graduates will be able to provide, develop, and manage advanced patient care services to the underserved and underinsured patient population at a Federally Qualified Health Center.

  • Rotation Learning Experiences
  • Orientation
  • Drug Information
  • Longitudinal Learning Experiences
  • Patient Care
  • Medication Distribution
  • Research Series
  • Leadership and Self-Improvement
  • Business Plan and Quality Improvement
  • Management
  • Teaching

 

Brock Davis – PharmD, MATS
Purdue University College of Pharmacy, 2017
Dr. Davis is the Primary Preceptor at the Mishawka site for the HealthLinc Residency Program.  He lives in Mishawaka, IN with his wife (Cheaney) and son (Holden). He enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching Purdue Sports and Curious George with Holden, and being a Starbucks enthusiast.

Elizabeth Shinn – PharmD
Purdue University College of Pharmacy, 2016
Dr. Shinn is currently the clinical pharmacist at our Michigan City clinic.  Having spent time in Kenya, she is interested in HIV and infectious diseases, as well as diabetes management and tobacco cessation.  She enjoys traveling, hiking at the Indiana Dunes, and spending time with friends and family.

Lynn Thoma – PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM, CDE, LDE
Purdue University, 2012
Dr. Thoma is the Residency Program Director and the primary preceptor at the Valparaiso site.  She lives in Valparaiso, IN with her husband (Gage) and dog (Violet).  She enjoys living life to the fullest, spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, and being a fitness junkie.

 Margie Snyder – PharmD

 Amy Sheehan – PharmD

  • 10 PTO days
  • Paid holidays (2 floating)
  • Eligible for health insurance after 60 days
  • Paid memberships to applicable professional organizations
  • Stipends for conferences/travel

Brock Davis – PharmD, MATS
Purdue University College of Pharmacy, 2017
HealthLinc/Purdue/Walgreens PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, 2018

Dr. Davis is currently serving as the Clinical Pharmacist at our Mishawaka clinic location after completing his PGY1 Community Pharmacy residency in 2017-2018 with HealthLinc. He was interested in this residency program due to its wealth of ambulatory care clinic hours, affiliation with other with the community pharmacy residencies through the Purdue College of Pharmacy, and the community pharmacy experience as well. His area of interests include diabetes management, substance use disorder, and pharmacy student/resident education. Outside of his work responsibilities, Brock is an avid Purdue Sports fan, enjoys playing the piano, and spending time with his wife Cheaney, and son Holden.

Maureen Moynihan – PharmD
Ohio Northern University, 2016
HealthLinc/Purdue/Walgreens PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, 2017

HealthLinc utilizes PhORCAS for all application materials and National Matching Services for resident selection.

Requirements in PhORCAS

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • Current Transcript(s)
  • 3 Formal Letters of Recommendation

Requirements for acceptance

  • PharmD Degree
  • US Citizenship
  • Eligible for Indiana Licensure

Specific questions about the residency program should be addressed to the Residency Program Director, Lynn Thoma, at lthoma@healthlincchc.org or 219-462-7173 x 2608.

One of the main reasons I chose HealthLinc was because of the people, and I have not been disappointed. As a pharmacy resident, I was immediately, and fully accepted as an important member of the health care team. HealthLinc values every single employee, including the clinical pharmacist and has created a culture where people are important and used to their fullest potential. The staff not only values one another, but that culture is passed along to the patients. This is truly a place where the patient matters.

Mark Sundh

HealthLinc Valparaiso Pharmacy Resident

From the corporate and leadership team, to the team we work with at the clinic – everyone is great! The providers and nurses are receptive to suggestions from the pharmacy team, and our opinions are valued. We are looked to for guidance, which makes us feel appreciated. At the same time, everyone here is a team player, whenever you need assistance they are willing to help. The residency program director is your biggest cheerleader and wants you to succeed. We work together towards the common goal of taking care of our patients and are doing a good job at it.

Jessica Sinclair

HealthLinc Valparaiso Pharmacy Resident

"Great employees, nice, clean environment. Love it when they find ways to help those with low or no income. Every little bit helps so much and they sometimes have contests or promotions to help you help yourself. I am entered to win a Kindle because I had a PAP done. How awesome is that?"

 

"My doctor is wonderful. He takes his time and I never feel rushed. I am always in the room on time and out within a reasonable time."

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"I love HealthLinc! Service is always fast and friendly. Nurses and doctors are wonderful! I refer HealthLinc to all my friends!"

 

"Comfortable atmosphere, sliding scale payments with good physicians that care. They truly care about the patients and go above and beyond to help. I went to HealthLinc before having insurance, but still go here now that I do because I enjoy them that much. I would recommend to anyone seeking general medical help."

 

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