Learning Experiences

The rotation schedule for the 12-month PGY2 Residency Program includes:

  • Orientation (4 week duration)
  • Seven Core Rotations
  • Elective Rotations (16 weeks)
  • Research Block (2 week duration)
  • ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting (1 week)
  • Year End Wrap-Up Block (1 week)

Required Rotations

  • Orientation (4 weeks)
  • Medical Intensive Care I (6 weeks)
  • Cardiac Intensive Care (6 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Infectious Diseases (4 weeks)
  • Parenteral Nutrition (4 weeks)
  • Medical Intensive Care II (4 weeks)

Electives (16 weeks) 

  • Antibiotic Stewardship/ Infectious Diseases II
  • Clinical Research
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonology
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine*
  • Toxicology*
  • Surgical/Trauma Critical Care*
  • Repeat any learning experience once

* Rotations at other healthcare facilities.  Availability of rotation is dependent upon the other program’s schedule.  The resident can take no more than two rotations outside the health system.

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Pharmacy Practice (Staffing)
    • Every third weekend
    • One major and two minor holidays
  • Clinical Research
  • Pharmacy Leadership/Continuous Quality Improvement
    • Medication use evaluation, Drug class review, Protocol development
    • Poster presentation at ASHP Midyear Meeting 
    • Newsletter articles

Additional Learning Opportunities

  • Pharmacy Grand Rounds
  • Continuing Education Program to Professional Health Care Organization
  • Weekly Resident Meetings - Resident Interactive Teaching Experiences (RITEs)
  • ACLS Skills Builder Training Sessions
  • Critical Care and Pharmacy Committee Involvement
  • Community Service Projects: two projects per year
  • Teaching Curriculum (optional)
  • Student and PGY1 Resident Precepting