ALBUQUERQUE INDIAN HEALTH CENTER (AIHC)
Director of Pharmacy:
801 Vassar Dr NE
Albuquerque NM 87106
Phone: (505) 248-4027; (505) 248-7640
Fax: (505) 248-7642
Pedro Solis, Pharm.D.
Residency Program Director:
Type of training site:
ASHP accredited residency program
AIHC provides health care service to 32,000 Native Americans in northwest New Mexico. During the 2002 fiscal year, there were
88,625 patient visits alone in the ambulatory care clinic and 61,364 pharmacy visits, with an average of 109 admissions per year
to our 4-bed hospital.
The Albuquerque Indian Health Center Pharmacy Residency program exists to train and equip future pharmacists with the skills
and tools necessary to function as independent, responsible practitioners, who are good managers of the medication use process,
participants in medication safety, and educators of patients, providers, and pharmacy students. Residents will also be
effective pharmacist clinicians, able to successfully run pharmacy based clinics. In addition to these characteristics, our
residents will possess leadership skills and strong roots in the Public Health service for successful careers as both
pharmacists and commissioned officers upon completion of our program.
Rotational Experience opportunities:
Administrative, Drug Information, Pediatrics, Renal Clinic, Ambulatory Care with emphases on disease state management modules in
endocrinology, hypertension, infectious disease, hyperlipidemia, women’s health, elective(s) and field pharmacy experience
including travel to remote sites. Two to three elective rotations are available through the University of New Mexico Hospital.
Residents have the opportunity to be part of a Journal club with other residents/pharmacists within the city and can be a guest
lecturer at UNM College of Pharmacy.
AIHC is an established learning environment that currently employs ten pharmacy interns. Pharmacists work as a team with
providers and nurses in clinic to meet patient’s needs (scheduling next appointment, lab draw, prescriptions) right in the same
room as their visit (“re-engineering“ concept). Several pharmacy students from University of New Mexico (UNM), University of
North Carolina and eventually University of Arizona and University of Illinois (Chicago) complete rotations at AIHC as part of
their experiential program.
AIHC is five minute walking distance from UNM campus and Health Sciences Center. Enjoy cultural activities within the city at
Old Town or in five surrounding pueblos (Jemez, Isleta, Santa Domingo, Santa Ana, Sandia). It is a short drive to National
Park(s), ski resorts, hiking, biking, and outdoor activities. Albuquerque is home to the annual International Balloon Fiesta.