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Overview: St. Michael Pharmacy Residency

Clinical rotations are designed to enhance the resident’s expertise in promoting, assessing and ensuring safe, efficacious and rational drug therapy. Within each rotation, additional time may be devoted to areas of interest, thus providing the opportunity for specialized training.

Required rotations

Orientation 4 weeks
Internal Medicine 6 weeks
Cardiology 4 weeks
Critical Care 6 weeks
Oncology Supportive Care and Med/Surg 3 weeks
Oncology Clinic 4 weeks
Labor/Delivery/Nursery 2 weeks
Ambulatory 4 weeks
Emergency Department 6 weeks
Practice Management* 4 weeks
Project* Longitudinal
Staffing Longitudinal
Practice Management (Longitudinal)* Longitudinal

Elective rotations

Infectious Diseases 2 weeks
Critical Care (Advanced) 2 weeks
Ambulatory (Advanced) 2-4 weeks

*These learning experiences do not involve direct patient care. Residents must spend 2/3 or more of the program in direct patient care activities.

Residency project - continuous

Residents conduct a project aimed at identifying, organizing, and solving a clinical or management-related problem that aligns with the organization’s strategic initiatives and focus. This often leads to protocol/guideline development or new roles for pharmacists. This project will be presented at a conference for pharmacy residents, fellows and preceptors. The resident will be encouraged to submit the project for publication and present at state or national pharmacy meetings.

Required longitudinal experiences - continuous

Longitudinal experiences will occur throughout the residency year and encompass activities such as performing medication utilization evaluations, presenting recommendations to Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committees, student precepting, and creating a monthly newsletter directed to all Virginia Mason Franciscan Health clinical staff. Residents will be directly involved in the education of providers, pharmacist interns, and pharmacy technicians. Residents will also have further experiential development through staffing opportunities.