Residency Program

Tyson Drugs offers a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program in affiliation with the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. The program is led by Dr. Jordan Ballou, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the School of Pharmacy, and Bob Lomenick, Owner and Pharmacist at Tyson Drug Company. Through our residency program, pharmacy residents gain a deeper knowledge of today’s community pharmacy practice which is both practical in today’s industry and valuable in the current job market.

To learn more, visit:

https://pharmacy.olemiss.edu/pharmacypractice/pgy-1-community-residency/

Dr. Jordan Ballou

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
jmballou@olemiss.edu

Bob Lomenick

Owner/Pharmacist
Tyson Drugs, Inc
bob@tysondrugs.com

Residents

Lamare Haines, PharmD

Residency Year: 2021-2022
PharmD: University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

Ashley Miller, PharmD

Residency Year: 2020-2021
PharmD: University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
Major Projects:

  • Impact of COVID-19 on Medication Adherence in Community Pharmacies
  • Enhanced Services Consulting Program
Position after Residency: Clinical Pharmacist, Tyson Drugs/G&M Pharmacy

"My time as a resident gave me invaluable experiences that helped me grow and learn so much more in a year than I ever anticipated. There were opportunities to see and do a variety of things that not many others in community pharmacies are doing, plus you get to work with a great team and group of preceptors while doing it. I'm very thankful for this experience and for how it has prepared me for my future in pharmacy."

Joseph Nosser, PharmD

Residency Year: 2019-2020
PharmD: Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Major Projects:

  • Evaluation of a Pharmacist-led Medicare Annual Wellness Visit Service in a Family Medicine Clinic
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education Clinical Service Business Plan
  • Collaborative Practice Agreement for Wellness Visits, CCM, RPM, and TOC
Position after Residency: Clinical Pharmacist, Taylorsville Drugs - Taylorsville, MS

"This experience gave me a year's worth of valuable insights about a variety of different avenues that community pharmacists can pursue to improve the health and well-being of patients in their communities. This residency exposed me to various clinical services such as MTM, annual wellness visits, chronic care management, and remote patient monitoring. Learning these concepts and skills have enabled me to create a job opportunity for myself after completing my residency training."

Hanson Walker, PharmD

Residency Year: 2018-2019
PharmD: University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
Major Projects:

  • Comparison of Pharmacist-Initiated Versus Technician-Initiated Immunization Recommendations in an Independent Community Pharmacy: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
  • Expanding Immunization Services in the Community Pharmacy: Utilizing Pharmacy Technicians to Impact Revenue and Workflow
Position after Residency: Pharmacy Manager, Walmart Pharmacy - Starkville, MS
Current Position: Pharmacy Manager, Walmart Pharmacy - Tupelo, MS

"My residency with the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and Tyson Drug Company was a very rewarding experience that helped me to grow both as a person and as a pharmacy practitioner. The people involved with the residency program are exceptional across the board, the practice environment is unique in community pharmacy, and the experiences tied to the residency have prepared me for my current role as well as provided a solid foundation for my future endeavors."

Austin Crocker, PharmD

Residency Year: 2017-2018
PharmD: Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Major Projects:

Position after Residency: Pharmacist, G&M Pharmacy
Current Position: Lead Clinical Pharmacist, APOTHEcare

Lena McDowell, PharmD

Residency Year: 2016-2017
PharmD: Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, 2016
Major Projects:

  • Comparison of Outcomes for Patients with Diabetes Enrolled in Different Medication Adherence Programs
  • Expansion of the Right Way Meds Adherence Packaging Program
Position after Residency: Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy