PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. The successful resident will demonstrate desire to learn, sincere interest in the profession, and dedication to achieving all outcomes of the residency.
Residents in PGY1 residency programs are provided the opportunity to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services, and to further the development of leadership skills that can be applied in any position and in any practice setting. PGY1 residents acquire substantial knowledge required for skillful problem solving, refining their problem-solving strategies, strengthening their professional values and attitudes, and advancing the growth of their clinical judgment. The instructional emphasis is on the progressive development of clinical judgment. This process is begun in the advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE or clerkships) of the professional school years but requires further extensive practice, self-reflection, and shaping of decision-making skills fostered by feedback on performance. The residency year provides a fertile environment for accelerating growth beyond entry-level professional competence through supervised practice under the guidance of model practitioners. Specifically, residents will be held responsible and accountable for acquiring these outcomes competencies: managing and improving the medication-use process; providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams; exercising leadership and practice management; demonstrating project management skills; providing medication and practice-related education/training; and utilizing medical informatics
The ASHP accreditation standard provides criteria that every program must meet in order to receive and maintain accreditation. Although the standard requires experiences in certain core areas, there is room for concentration in a practice area and for additional experiences. Our program includes developing a core skill set in drug information and literature evaluation, pharmacotherapy evaluation and management, project based research and team functioning, presentation development and delivery, and direct patient interaction.
Upon completing a residency at IU Health, the resident shall competently be able to
Provide pharmaceutical care in various health care settings.
Educate patients, current and future healthcare professionals.
Collaborate with members of the healthcare system to improve medication use.
Demonstrate self-assessment and self-improvement behaviors, professional initiative and responsibility.
Residency Project Manuscript
Presentation at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference
Medication Use Evaluation Project
Grand Rounds presentation
Successfully complete one rotation in all core areas
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