This pharmacy resident training program builds upon UPMC's strong tradition of training pharmacists to be competent practitioners upon completion. Residents will gain clinical experience through diverse practice settings in both longitudinal and block-style rotations. The resident will serve on multidisciplinary hospital committees and will develop and implement evidence-based drug-use initiatives. The resident will also provide appropriate responses to drug information requests, design patient-specific therapeutic regimens and monitoring plans, participate in journal clubs and present seminars. Residents are mentored through the Resident Research Series to identify a practice-related research question, learn about study design and execute and complete a residency project suitable for publication. For residents with an academic interest, the Teaching Mastery Series provides opportunities to learn various teaching methods and develop their skills as pharmacy educators and clinical preceptors. Flexibility is provided to meet the individual resident's goals and objectives.
Program objectives include:
Demonstrate proficiency, confidence, and compassion in providing direct patient care to patients with a diverse array of medical and psychiatric illnesses
Demonstrate professionalism and effective communication skills in all components of pharmacy practice
Optimize pharmacotherapy and safe medication practices
Provide effective education to healthcare professionals
Apply clinical and outcomes research concepts to professional practice
UPMC, a $19 billion world-renowned health care provider and insurer based in Pittsburgh, PA, is inventing new models of accountable, cost-effective, patient-centered care. UPMC is a nonprofit that melds an unwavering community mission with entrepreneurial business models. UPMC is the first nonprofit health system to fully adopt Sarbanes-Oxley. UPMC is the largest non-governmental employer in Pennsylvania, with 85,000 employees.
A recognized innovator in information technology, UPMC was an early adopter of electronic health records and the interoperability solutions that tie them together. Its clinical and technological capabilities have attracted such technology partners as Microsoft and GE Healthcare.
UPMC operates 40 academic, community and specialty hospitals, 600 doctors' offices and outpatient sites, employs 4,800 physicians, and offers an array of rehabilitation, retirement, and long-term care facilities.