Program Features

Core Rotations:
Core rotations include cardiology, critical care, drug information/management, infectious diseases, internal medicine, and medication safety

Elective Rotations:
Four elective rotations may be selected from, but are not limited to, the following: academia, hematology/oncology, surgical intensive care, bone marrow transplant, solid organ transplant, cardiovascular intensive care unit (ICU) and off-site opportunities. Residents may also repeat any rotations in which they have a particular interest.

Monthly Requirements:
Formal case, guideline, disease state overview or journal club presentation to the clinical pharmacy staff is a monthly requirement.

Administration:
  • Organize the National Pharmacy Week activities for the hospital
  • Participate in recruitment of next year's pharmacy practice residents
  • Attend the following committee meetings: Medication Usage and Formulary Evaluation, Medication Safety Committee, and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Develop or revise a policy and procedure

Staffing:
  • Every third weekend with additional responsibilities as part of clinical specialist on-call program during the second half of the year
  • One evening shift per month as a staff pharmacist
  • Residents must work two holidays

Projects:
  • Each resident is expected to plan, design and complete a major project with the guidance of a preceptor; results are presented at Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference.
  • Each resident is required to complete one additional smaller project, which is often a Medication Use Evaluation.

Meetings/Conferences:
  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference