Purpose: Our mission is to nurture and grow resident pharmacists to become Pharmacopalliation experts who provide compassionate clinical care, innovative and effective education, rigorous, relevant research, and progressive leadership in the fields of pain management, palliative care, and hospice. The resident pharmacist will be immersed within a diverse interprofessional team (including hospice and palliative medicine as well as anesthesia fellows) throughout the year and graduate with the requisite competencies to be an integral member of any interprofessional team engaged in pain management, palliative care, or hospice.
Training Environment: The majority of the PGY2 Pain and Palliative Care residency rotations will take place at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics (UIHC). UIHC and University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital are part of the state’s only academic medical center and the region’s largest healthcare center. In addition to pain management and palliative care, pharmacists at UIHC provide a wide variety of patient care, education, and research activities in a range of relevant pharmacy specialties, including but not limited to ambulatory care, burn and trauma, oncology, transplant, critical care, emergency medicine, psychiatry, and geriatrics.
The resident pharmacist will be benefit from being embedded within the interdisciplinary UIHC palliative care team, training with physician fellows in hospice and palliative medicine. In addition, the resident pharmacist will also have opportunities to learn, collaborate, and fellowship with pharmacy residents at UIHC and the UI College of Pharmacy.
Key Rotations/Experiences: The resident pharmacist will develop the skills to become an expert in pain and symptom management in patients with diverse disease states, through clinical experiences in various practice areas and at different practice areas. Training plans will be customized to best support the resident pharmacist in achieving his or her interests and career goals.
About University of Iowa College of Pharmacy PGY2 Pain Management and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency
About the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
Our Mission: The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy will excel in educating the next generation of leaders in pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences.
To accomplish our mission, we are committed to:
• Continuously enhancing our caring, compassionate and collaborative culture where students are the focus.
• Creating and disseminating knowledge through discovery, development and translation into practice of new advances in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences and the provision of service.
• Developing leaders in pharmacy to address the medication and health needs of the citizens of Iowa and beyond.
• Attracting and retaining the highest quality students, faculty and staff.
• Strategically establishing partnerships and alliances to advance our mission.
Our Vision: We are driven to be a preeminent college of pharmacy in the world. Our world begins in Iowa.