The pharmacy practice residency position provides advanced knowledge and skills regarding drug therapy and pharmacy services in a hospital setting.
This residency position is a one-year long, structured post-graduate education and training program. The residency position provides advanced knowledge and skills regarding drug therapy and pharmacy services in an acute care hospital setting. The pharmacy resident is a pharmacy clinician-in-training who provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care through integrated drug distribution, clinical services, and teaching. Our goal is to facilitate the development of each pharmacy resident’s clinical judgment by way of patient care opportunities, original research, staffing, hospital protocol evaluation, teaching, and various other methods. Our aim is to cultivate a pharmacy clinician that can be successful in a vast majority of pharmacy arenas, including PGY-2 training.
The mission of the residency program is to provide a dynamic learning environment for pharmacy residents. The residents will practice within an environment that has been created to provide high quality, comprehensive education that prepares residents to function as effective clinical pharmacists providing patient-oriented care in a hospital environment. The residency program is designed to provide the pharmacy residents with the essential skills, experience, and background to care for a broad spectrum of patients while providing quality pharmaceutical care to the patients, and caregivers they serve.
Cabell Huntington Hospital is a regional referral center offering a multitude of services including Level II trauma center, Level III neonatal center, oncology center, burn unit, pediatric, surgical, and medical intensive care units. Cabell is affiliated with Marshall University Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy.
The resident is required to complete twelve (12) months of practice experience rotations during their residency for successful completion. Rotations are determined by program requirements, resident’s interests, and personal and professional goals for completing their residency program.
Residents are expected to function independently and demonstrate proficiency throughout the rotation as documented on evaluations. Preceptors are responsible for ensuring rotation and program goals. Objectives are met through specific activities to be completed during the rotation, such as providing mentorship and teaching the principles of pharmacy practice through incorporation of the four teaching models (instructing, modeling, coaching, and facilitating). The preceptor is responsible for providing the resident with the rotation syllabus, establishing a schedule and providing ongoing feedback and timely evaluations.
Core/required: Core rotations are five-week-long rotations that will provide the resident with essential skills that will meet the required goals and objectives of the residency program. Core rotations will also provide the resident with the ability to gain experience in diverse patient populations, a variety of disease states and a range of complexity of patient problems. The core rotations will also provide the resident with the skills needed to perform as an independent learning on an elective rotation.
Elective: Elective rotations are five week-long rotations that are offered to a resident to promote additional experience in an area of interest that will meet the resident’s personal goals and objectives. Certain core rotations must be completed prior to the assignment of an elective rotation.
Longitudinal: Longitudinal rotations are completed independently with minimal direct oversight from a preceptor. Expectations and requirements of a longitudinal rotation are completed throughout the year with evaluations of progress made on a quarterly basis.
Nathan T. Goad, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist – Medical ICU
Cabell Huntington Hospital
Patrick Dunn, PharmD
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