The PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency is an ASHP-Accredited 12-month program that provides the resident with a broad range of clinical and practice management experiences. Experiences that are required for an ASHP-accredited residency include inpatient acute care, practice management, and the completion of at least one project. Residents are provided with a large variety of rotation options and extreme flexibility with regard to personal areas of interest. The flexibility, versatility and adaptability of the Ohio State program allow each resident to design a residency specific to their areas of interest.
Residency Programs The PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency is one of three types of pharmacy residency programs offered at the OSUWMC. Pharmacy Practice residents have the unique opportunity to work with residents completing either a PGY2 Specialty Practice Residency or a Health-System Pharmacy Administrative Residency (MS). In 2017-2018, there are 5 Pharmacy Practice (PGY-1) Residents, 4 first year MS Resident, 4 second year MS Residents, and 16 PGY2 Specialty Practice Residents. This provides an opportunity to be a part of a large and very diverse Pharmacy Residency Program that not only enhances your experience while at the OSUWMC, but is the beginning of a very large network of former OSUWMC Residency graduates.
Orientation June and July will serve as orientation months during which residents are trained in several areas within the pharmacy and participate in review sessions covering many different topics and procedures specific to OSUWMC. Residents will train with different pharmacists on 1st and 2nd shift and will rotate through various areas, such as the ICU satellites, the IV room, the Central Pharmacy area (Main Campus and University Hospitals East), and the James Cancer Hospital satellites. During this training period, residents will become familiar with pharmacy operations including the computer systems and have the opportunity to interact with the staff. Daily clinical review sessions will cover a range of topics including kinetics, nutrition support, code blue and, neonatology.
Rotations Rotational experience is designed to provide the resident with a broad exposure to pharmacy services and patient populations. The Clinical Specialists that serve as preceptors are well known and respected in their specialty areas of practices. Clinical rotations available include: cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, electrophysiology, internal medicine, nephrology/transplantation, hematology/oncology, bone marrow transplant, critical care, nutritional support/surgery, psychiatry, rehabilitation, neonatal intensive care, women's health, pain management/palliative care, infectious diseases, anticoagulation and lipid management outpatient clinic, emergency medicine, and drug information. The only "required" rotation is pharmacy administration. Administrative rotations available include: clinical service coordination, finance/budgeting, purchasing/procurement, automation, information systems, ambulatory management, accreditation/regulatory, and operations/personnel management. Within the first 2 months of rotations, residents will complete a clinical rotation in a non-critical care unit that will focus on Internal Medicine despite the area of clinical practice. This will ensure that the resident has a solid foundation of general knowledge and skills upon which to build throughout the year. Topics planned for discussion include: endocrinology and diabetes, acid/base disorders and electrolytes, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, congestive heart failure and acute myocardial infarction, and several others. It is encouraged that you complete at least 1 rotation at the community hospital within the OSU Health-System, University Hospitals East (UHE). UHE is located approximately 6 miles from the main Medical Center and operates in the same manner with regard to clinical pharmacy services. Rotations available at University Hospitals East include: internal medicine, administration and critical care. If a resident has an interest in a particular specialty and is considering a PGY2 residency in that area, the Residency Program Director will ensure that the resident experiences at least one rotation within that specialty prior to the ASHP Midyear meeting. The rotation schedule is very flexible and can be changed as the resident's interests develop in specific areas. Rotation selections will be guided by the Residency Program Director, and will ensure that the resident achieves a broad range of experiences, and does not focus a majority of the residency in one particular area of practice.
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