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

Internal Medicine

The resident will assess and manage drug therapies for patients on general medical/surgical floors, respond to consults for medication dosing or information, identify potential drug therapy problems and perform appropriate interventions, and collaborate with the healthcare team.

Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Management Team (AMT) Service

Residents will participate in daily Antimicrobial Managment Team service activities including prospective review of culture and susceptibility data, rounding with the ID consult service, and providing support and recommendations for the selection and streamlining of antimicrobial therapy.

Cardiology/Cardiothoracic Surgery

The resident will acquire skills in the principles of managing various cardiovascular disease states and conditions including congestive heart failure, common cardiac arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, interventional procedures, post-interventional care, post-surgical patient management, and advanced cardiothoracic pharmacy.

Stroke/Neurology

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

Nephrology/Renal Replacement

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

Medical/Surgical Intensive Care

The resident will participate in multidisciplinary rounding with the intensive care unit team, identifying therapeutic needs of critically ill patients, develop treatment plans, and monitor care for efficacy and toxicity.

Hematology/Oncology

The resident will 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

  • Transitional Care Service
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Oncology Selective
  • Critical Care Selective
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Selective
  • Emergency Department
  • Electrophysiology Selective
  • Palliative Care
  • Pain Management Selective
  • Nutrition Support/Post-Operative Care
  • Infectious Diseases Selective
  • Long Term Acute Care
  • Administration

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Adult Cardiac Code Response
  • Anticoagulation Service
  • Chief Resident Program
  • Drug Information
  • EKG 12-Lead Interpretation
  • Nutrition Service
  • Pharmacokinetics Service
  • Teaching Certificate Program
  • Practice Management