The PGY-1 Residency program was established at Lutheran Health Network in 2010. The LHN Residency Program offers twenty-one learning experiences based primarily at Lutheran Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital, although the resident pharmacist will be exposed to all network facilities in varying degrees with projects, services and other opportunities. The learning experiences vary between longitudinal (six to twelve month) and focused (four week) learning experiences, ten of which are required for all residents to complete, and nine elective learning experiences. The resident pharmacist will select four elective learning experiences to complete their residency training within the network.
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Prior to the initiation of the official residency year (July thru June), each resident pharmacist completes a questionnaire involving self-evaluation and interest/needs assessment addressing current professional goals, pharmacy interests, strengths, weaknesses and assessing areas of pharmacy knowledge and skills. Based on this questionnaire, a rough customized plan is drafted by the Residency Program Director (RPD) for the scheduling of the learning experiences with the required learning experiences primarily being scheduled in the first half of the residency year and the electives being scheduled in the latter half. The RPD will review this draft with the resident pharmacist at the beginning of the residency program. Once the resident pharmacist has completed the orientation/training, the RPD and the resident pharmacist will review and adjust the customized plan as necessary allowing for appropriate changes based on knowledge, skills and interests. This customized plan will then be reviewed at a minimum of once each quarter throughout the residency year and revised based on knowledge, skills, interests and achievement of the previous quarter’s projects/goals.
Each learning experience is precepted by a qualified preceptor with training and experience in that particular area. Learning experiences may vary in types and quantities of projects, multidisciplinary involvement, meetings and schedule. On the first day of each learning experience, a learning experience syllabus is to be provided to the resident pharmacist by the preceptor and reviewed together. The learning experience syllabus is designed to provide a “road map” of the learning experience, providing a broad overview, explaining topics that can be expected to be covered, goals and objectives to be covered, expected times for focused preceptor interaction, assessment schedule and required readings for the learning experience. The discussion of commitments and responsibilities for which the resident pharmacist will be held accountable as well as the expectations and evaluation process specific to the learning experience should be discussed and understood at this time.
PharmD degree, Indiana licensure eligibility, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation, minimum GPA of 3.0 and on-site interview. Applications to be submitted via PHORCAS system. Program-specific application requirement information available on the Lutheran Health Network Pharmacy Residency Program website.
About Lutheran Hospital Pharmacy PGY-1 Residency
The Lutheran Health Network is a network of eight hospitals, five of which are located in Fort Wayne, Indiana and serve 23 counties in northeast Indiana, northwest Ohio, and southern Michigan. Lutheran Hospital of Indiana is a 396-bed community hospital. St. Joseph Hospital is a 150-bed community hospital. The Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne is a 36-bed rehabilitation hospital. Dupont Hospital is a 135-bed community hospital. The Orthopedic Hospital is a 39-bed orthopedic hospital. Lutheran Health Network also encompasses Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw, Indiana; Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru, Indiana; and Bluffton Regional Medical Center in Bluffton, Indiana. Other Lutheran Health Network members include RediMed urgent care centers, multiple physician practices, ambulatory, surgical, laboratory and diagnostic centers in Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas. Community Health Systems (CHS) of Franklin, Tennessee owns all of the Lutheran Health Network entities.