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Requirements

Residents in all residency programs will be required to perform or participate in a number of activities throughout the year. These activities are designed to assure competency with the goals and objectives outlined by the residency accreditation standards. In addition to the expectations outlined by the accreditation standards we expect residents to be able to:

  • Describe their personal philosophy of pharmaceutical care that is based on a thorough understanding of emerging health care delivery systems and the role of pharmacy in helping patients and other health professional to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
  • Function as pharmacy generalists.
  • Participate in drug use review and drug policy development.
  • Communicate effectively in writing.
  • Communicate effectively verbally with other team members.
  • Teach others effectively about drug therapy.
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives.


The following specific activities are designed to achieve these outcomes:

Residents complete a service or research project designed to improve the services of the department, teaching program in the college, or to achieve a specific research objective. 

All residents have a service commitment designed to ensure that residents gain experience and can function as a pharmacy generalist. To achieve this objective, residents are scheduled approximately 16 hours per month as a clinical pharmacist and first-year residents are scheduled for 8 hours per month as an operational pharmacist. In order to maintain competence in this role, residents are expected to attend monthly Department of Pharmacy Services Staff Meetings, Department of Pharmacy Services Education Meetings, Med-U-Way and mandatory in-services.

Residents participate in the Residency Orientation Program and Residency meetings.

Residents complete a medication use evaluation to develop an understanding of the medication use process.

Residents prepare and present an ACPE-approved continuing education seminar.

Residents participate in Resident Interactive Teaching Experiences and Resident Discussion Series

Residents participate in the Current Topics Discussion Series. 

Residents prepare and submit a manuscript suitable for publication.

Residents participate in department service documentation activities.

Residents participate in the teaching activities of the College and Medical Center.

Residents participate in the Clinical Pharmacy On-call Service.

Residents participate in the recruitment efforts of the program.

Residents successfully complete the BLS and ACLS curriculum and participate in medical emergencies.

Residents present their project at the Southeastern Residency Conference or at an on-campus program in mid-June.

 
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