Clinical Rotations

Clinical rotations are offered in a variety of areas and may be tailored to the interests of the individual resident. Activities while on clinical service include rounds, monitoring drug therapy, drug information, pharmacokinetic consultations, and in-service education for staff and physicians. As a resident you will also have the opportunity to become involved in ongoing research projects, gain experience in lecturing and serve as a preceptor for PharmD students.

Required Rotations:

  • experience in pharmaceutical care in a general medicine setting
  • develop the basic knowledge and skills to make appropriate pharmacotherapeutic interventions in the adult patient
  • expand and apply pharmaceutical knowledge in the adult medicine setting

Critical Care

  • participate in daily rounds with the intensivists and multi-disciplinary team
  • dosing of critical care medications
  • physician and patient education
  • emphasis on adult critical care

Informatics

  • experience the challenges of current and future pharmacy practice as related to Physician Order Entry and Medication Verification
  • implement solution design decisions and tailor application databases to meet the unique requirements of the department and client institution
  • introduction to the various health-system information technologies and how they can improve patient safety

Longitudinal Rotations

  • additional experience with pharmaceutical care in a chronic population
  • involvement over the year of the residency
  • experiences have included Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, Hospice, Cardiac Rehab

Pediatrics/Neonatology

  • emphasis on pharmacotherapy related to common pediatric diseases and specific neonatal conditions
  • age specific dosing recommendations
  • parenteral and enteral nutrition consults
  • involvement with the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic

Practice Management

  • become familiar with the skills and knowledge necessary for hospital pharmacy managers
  • develop problem-solving management skills
  • participate in development of drug use policy
  • participate in drug distribution process improvement activities
  • learn techniques for resolving conflict
  • learn different budgeting strategies and how they are utilized

Elective and Specialty Rotations:

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Research
  • Emergency and Trauma
  • Endocrinology
  • Home Health Care
  • Home Infusion
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Nutritional Support
  • Oncology/Hospice
  • Operating Room
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology

 


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