Purpose Statement: Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent and confident specialty practice pharmacist, providing direct and indirect patient care to Emergency Medicine patients as part of a multidisciplinary team. In addition, the resident will master the ability to perform research and process improvement projects and educate other pharmacists, health care professionals, and students. Pharmacists completing the residency will be trained as clinical specialists able to excel in the Emergency Department environment and as adjunctive faculty members.
Patient Care Experience: The residency is one of the longest established ASHP Accredited Emergency Medicine (EM) PGY2 programs. Our seven specialty practice and fellowship trained Emergency Medicine preceptors take pride in helping residents develop the critical thinking skills necessary to excel as an Emergency Medicine clinician. Patient care training is the foundation of this residency experience. The primary practice site is The Abercrombie and Fitch Emergency Department (ED) at The OSUWMC. The ED is a designated Level 1 Trauma Center, as well as a Comprehensive Stroke, Burn, and Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center and Cardiac Center with nearly 80,000 visits annually. The newly expanded ED space includes over 100 beds: nine Level 1 Trauma-Critical Care beds, a 20 bed Observation Unit, a 15 bed Cancer ED, and an Arrival Zone for minor illness or injury treatment. The Department of Emergency Medicine (www.osuem.com) provides medical staff for this unit, which includes 59 staff physicians and 45 Emergency Medicine residents. The pharmacist physician relationship is synergistic and collaborative. The medical team consists of EM staff physicians and residents, guest residents from services such as internal medicine, general surgery, and orthopedics, medical students, EM nurses and nursing students, social workers and their students, clinical case managers, respiratory therapists, psychiatrists, and pharmacists, pharmacy students and pharmacy residents. Team members are funded in both clinical and bench research, are actively involved in the community Emergency Medicine Services, and play a role in the leadership at the medical center.
Our residents spend at least seven months in the OSUWMC Main ED, and may spend 3-4 weeks each in SICU/Trauma/Burn and ACS/CHF/OHS, 150 practice hours at Nationwide Children's Hospital ED, and two to three weeks at Central Ohio Poison Center. Other opportunities include focused learning in Emergency Psychiatric Services, Oncologic Emergencies, and Observation Medicine. Longitudinal experiences are offered in the areas of Quality and Medication Safety, Toxicology and Emergency Preparedness, and pre-hospital care (EMS). Opportunities exist for experience in our partner community ED. The program is flexible and will be designed to meet the needs and goals of the individual.
Research Experience: The PGY2 resident will interact with clinicians who have extensive research experience. This will guide the resident as he/she generates ideas and carries out projects to their completion. The resident's major project will be presented at the Great Lakes Residency Conference in April. A minor project will also be completed and may be presented at the Department of Emergency Medicine’s Research Day.
Teaching Experience: The PGY2 resident will serve as a preceptor for Doctor of Pharmacy students enrolled at The Ohio State University. He/she will also lead small group discussions, toxicology case presentations, and journal club with PharmD students and PGY1 residents. Opportunities to participate in didactic education at the Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine also exist.
Writing Experience: With the guidance of the mentor, the resident will prepare and submit a manuscript for publication. A second publication in the form of a professional meeting abstract, non-peer review article, or electronic application may be completed.
Service Learning: Two opportunities to learn through service are part of this residency. Participation in the interdisciplinary Columbus Free Clinic is required three times over the year in blocks of four-hour evening shifts. A second optional opportunity is a medical mission trip to Fort Liberte, Haiti (Mission Trip Fort Liberte Haiti). On the mission trip, the resident serves as an integral member of an interdisciplinary team from OSUWMC that provides healthcare for the underserved population of Fort Liberte. Funding is provided through residency education for a portion of the mission experience.
Public Speaking Experience: In addition to a formal Great Lakes presentation, the resident will present one lecture as part of the continuing education program for pharmacy staff at OSUWMC or Department of Emergency Medicine’s Research Day. Many other opportunities exist for presentations and in-services to small interdisciplinary groups.
Staffing Experience: An understanding of the distributive role of pharmacists is essential. The resident will staff in a distributive role in UH central pharmacy in addition to clinical weekends in the ED.
Program Goals and Objectives: Please refer to ASHP PGY2 Residency Goals and Objectives. Program specific Goals and Objectives are available by contacting the Program Director.
About The Ohio State University
As one of America’s top ranked academic medical centers, the mission of
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) is to
improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education, and
patient care. OSUWMC is a 1443 bed multihospital delivery system
recognized in 2018 as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for excellence in
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and reputation. OSUWMC is home to more "Top Doctors" than any other
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