Program Structure & Rotations

Program Structure:

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is a 12-month long program.

The resident's first rotation will be orientation and training in the drug distribution service components of the Department of Pharmacy Services.

The December rotation is designated for the attendance at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, assistance in the recruitment of future residents, project activities, completing assignments, and assisting in the staffing areas as needed.

At a minimum, the resident spends two thirds or more of their time involved in direct patient care activities. The practice model integrates distribution and clinical activities at the patient care level and is supported by decentralized drug distribution. Clinical pharmacists cover all acute patient care areas and select ambulatory care clinics.

Residents contribute to many clinical activities, including collection of data for Drug Utilization Evaluations (DUEs), in-services to the staff (e.g. pharmacist, technicians, nurses, physicians) during their clinical rotations, and medication education to inpatients/out-patients. In addition to clinical services, the residents serve as preceptors throughout the year to pharmacy students completing their clinical clerkships.

Throughout the year, residents serve on the Antibiotic Stewardship Committee, UMCNO Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, LCMC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and other related committees. The formal aspects of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee are coordinated by the Clinical Pharmacy Manager, and residents have an opportunity to present to the Committees.

Pharmacy Practice Areas:

The resident will participate in a total of nine rotations (December is considered a project/staffing/Mid-Year Meeting month) and will gain experience from these rotations through working with nationally recognized pharmacy practitioners in various areas of advanced pharmacy practice. 

The following areas are covered during the UMCNO Pharmacy Residency Program:

Core Learning Experiences:

  • Inpatient Pharmacy Practice-Orientation
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Critical Care
  • Administration/Drug Information/Practice Management
  • Adult Medicine-Internal Medicine
  • Anticoagulation Management

Longitudinal Learning Experiences:

  • Project
  • Leadership/Practice Management
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Pharmacy Practice (Staffing)
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Ambulatory Care/Anticoagulation/Transitions of Care

Elective Learning Experiences (choose 3)

  • Psychiatry
  • Infectious Disease
  • Critical Care II
  • Trauma Surgery/Critical Care II
  • Internal Medicine II
  • HIV Clinic
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Academia
  • Clinical Research
  • Practice Management II
  • Hematology/Oncology

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