These areas are to be covered early in the residency. The resident is expected to acquire the following general skills necessary to care for patients throughout subsequent required rotations and longitudinal experiences. The following educational experiences will occur during this orientation time.
Basic Skills and Tools
Renal Dosing Adjustment
Residents participate in eight required rotations spanning 42 weeks, with the opportunity for further experiences based on individual background and interests. All of these rotations are direct patient care rotations with the exception of Practice Management.
|Critical Care||8 weeks|
|Emergency Medicine||6 weeks|
|Infectious Disease||4 weeks|
|Internal Medicine||6 weeks|
|Practice Management||4 weeks|
|Ambulatory Care||4 weeks|
Longitudinal experiences will occur throughout the residency year and encompass activities such as performing Drug Utilization Evaluations, presenting recommendations to Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees, student precepting, and creating and editing a monthly newsletter directed to all Virginia Mason Franciscan Health clinical staff. Residents will also be directly involved in the education of providers, pharmacist interns, and pharmacy technicians. Residents will be assigned to a hospital within the health system for further experiential development through staffing opportunities.
Optional rotations are direct patient care specialty rotations, some of which may be completed off-site. Residents have the opportunity to propose and create alternate rotations based on clinical interests beyond what is currently offered.
|Advanced NICU||2 weeks|
|Advanced Critical Care||2-4 weeks|
|Advanced ED||2-4 weeks|
|Advanced Internal Medicine||2-4 weeks|
|Advanced Oncology||2-4 weeks|
|Advanced Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Stewardship||2-4 weeks|