Program Features

Core Experiences:
Core experiences include cardiology, critical care, drug information, infectious diseases, internal medicine, management and medication safety
 
Elective Rotations:
Four elective rotations may be selected. Electives may include (but are not limited to) the following: Bone Marrow Transplant, Endocrine, Geriatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Solid Organ Transplant. Residents may repeat any rotations in which they have a particular interest and they are not limited to rotations only offered at Methodist.
 
Monthly Requirements:
Formal case, guideline, disease state overview or journal club presentation to the clinical pharmacy staff is a monthly requirement.
 
Administration:
  • Develop or revise a policy and procedure
  • Participate in department's quality assurance program
  • Participate in recruitment for the residency program
  • Organize Pharmacy Week activities for the hospital
 
Staffing:
  • Every third weekend and one evening shift every two weeks averaged over a four week period
  • Additional responsibilities as part of clinical specialist on-call program during the second half of the year
  • Residents will work one major and one minor holiday
 
Projects:
  • Each resident is expected to plan, design and complete a major project with the guidance of a preceptor. Projects are presented at the UHC/ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference.
  • A second, smaller project is also required which is often a Medication Use Evaluation of a formal patient safety/education process.
 
Meetings/Conferences:
  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference