The ASHP-accredited Eskenazi Health Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency is defined as organized and directed postgraduate training in general pharmacotherapy. The purpose of the Eskenazi Health PGY1 Residency Program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes and to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. Residents who complete the program are eligible for board certification and for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
Graduates of the program have gone on to pursue careers in academia, management, industry, clinical practice in both ambulatory and acute care settings.
Required rotations include pharmacy orientation, longitudinal staffing, internal medicine, critical care, ambulatory care, infectious diseases, research, practice management, teaching/education, drug information and medication use policy, and committee co-chair experiences. Elective rotations include cardiology, hematology/oncology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, surgery and additional academia experiences.
Required activities include Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) training and certification, presentation of Pharmacy Grand Rounds; completion of a medication use evaluation; assistance with development of or modifications to a drug class review/drug monograph/treatment guideline or protocol; participation in performance improvement project; completion of didactic coursework, teaching experience, formal presentation, teaching philosophy and teaching portfolio for the Indiana Pharmacy Resident Teaching Certificate (IPTeC) Program; presentation of research project work via poster presentation; and a manuscript of research project suitable for publication.
About Eskenazi Health
Eskenazi Health is located on the IUPUI Medical Center Campus, a major training site for health care professionals in Indiana. Eskenazi Health is a safety-net hospital serving a diverse patient population and is affiliated with Indiana University School of Medicine. Eskenazi Health is a Level 1 Trauma Center, Regional Burn Center, has a large inpatient medicine and subspecialty service, and ten outlying clinics. The pharmacy department provides direct patient care in inpatient and outpatient settings.