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PGY1 Rotations

Clinical rotations are offered in a variety of areas in the Pharmacy Residency Program and are tailored to the interests of the individual resident. While on clinical service, the resident's responsibilities include working with health care team members through participation on rounds, monitoring drug therapy, providing drug information and pharmacokinetic consultations, and attending various conferences. The following rotations are required during the pharmacy practice residency. Additional electives in these areas are also available.

Core Rotations

Cardiology

This rotation is designed to incorporate general internal medicine topics (nutrition support, antimicrobial management, pharmacokinetics) with a cardiology specific patient population. The resident will also become familiar with the management of congestive heart failure, common cardiac arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, and interventional procedures.

Nephrology/Renal Replacement

The rotation is centered in a unit-based pharmacy program in a medical patient population with experiences ranging from hemodialysis and renal replacement therapy to nephrologist patient care rounds. 

Medical/Surgical Intensive Care

The resident will participate in identifying therapeutic needs of critically ill patients, develop pharmacotherapeutic treatment plans, monitor for efficacy and toxicity, and provide medication recommendations and interventions in collaboration with the critical care medical team.

Cardiothoracic Surgery

This experience allows the resident to refine practice skills in general critical care, post-surgical patient management, and advanced cardiothoracic pharmacy.

Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Management Team (AMT) Service

Residents will participate in daily AMT service activities including prospective review of culture and susceptibility data for patients receiving broad-spectrum and/or restricted antimicrobial agents. Residents will also provide support and recommendations for the selection and streamlining of antimicrobial therapy.  Additional activities include a one-week microbiology lab rotation, rounding with the ID consult service, participation in weekly ID topic discussions, and presentation of an ID journal club and lecture.

Stroke/Neurology

This experience allows the resident to participate in the care of patients admitted to the neurology/telemetry unit where the resident would have the opportunity to monitor patients who present with CVA, TIA and seizures. 

Long-Term Acute Care/Continuing Care

This rotation will provide experience and continuity in managing acute care patients including medical, telemetry, and critically ill who are hospitalized for an average of three to five weeks.  The resident will work collaboratively with various disciplines to coordinate care on a number of different levels.

Hematology/Oncology

This experience allows the resident to gain practice skills in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.  Residents will provide patient care in the inpatient oncology unit managing issues ranging from febrile neutropenia and hypercalcemia to tumor lysis syndrome.  In the outpatient setting residents will become familiar with different treatment regimens for hematology and oncology disease states, preparation of chemotherapy, as well as a variety of other ambulatory care and management topics.

 Elective Rotations

Coronary Care Unit

Emergency Department

Administration        

Palliative Care

Cardiology Selective

Oncology Selective

Critical Care Selective

Cardiothoracic Vascular Care Selective

Infectious Diseases Selective


Longitudinal Experiences


Adult Cardiac Code Response

Anticoagulation Service

Chief Resident Program

Drug Information

EKG 12-Lead Interpretation

Nutrition Service

Pharmacokinetics Service

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Practice Management

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