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Curriculum

I. Orientation (2 – 4 weeks)

  • Comprehensive orientation to the operational and clinical services provided by the Department of Pharmacy; includes departmental competencies, aseptic technique, online learning modules
  • Electronic medical record (i.e., EPIC) training
  • Resident lecture series
  • PALS certification (if not already certified); ATLS course audit

II. Clinical Rotations

Residents will be exposed to a wide variety of required and elective experiences, 5 weeks in duration unless noted otherwise below, as well as longitudinal experiences that last the duration of residency. The schedule will be determined by the resident and the residency program director during the orientation period but can always be subject to change.

Required   Elective*
Emergency Medicine (Adult/Pediatric) – Trauma/Resuscitation, Critical Care, Urgent Care (approximately 8 weeks each)   Adult Critical Care (if not taken as required)
  • CVICU
  • CICU
  • NSICU
  • TICU
  • MSICU
Medical/Surgical Critical Care (1 required)
  • Trauma ICU (TICU)
  • Medical/surgical ICU (MSICU)
  Pediatrics
  • General Pediatrics
  • PICU
Specialty Critical Care (1 required)
  • Cardiovascular ICU (CVICU)
  • Cardiac ICU (CICU)
  • Neurosurgical ICU (NSICU)
  • Pediatric ICU (PICU)
  Internal Medicine
Toxicology at National Capitol Poison Center   Infectious Diseases
    Prehospital Care (1 week)
    Academia
 

III. Pharmacy Practice Experience

  • Participation in decentralized ED staffing every 3rd weekend
  • Participation in clinical on call (COC) program (~ every 6th week)

IV. Practice Management (two 3-month longitudinal blocks)

  • Committee membership and participation
  • Policy and protocol development and revision
  • Quality improvement projects
  • Emergency management
  • Monograph (if applicable)

V. Project Requirements

  • (2) formal case presentations
  • (2) clinical controversy journal clubs
  • Continuing education presentation, ACPE accredited
  • Medication use evaluation
  • Research project
    • IRB submission
    • Presentation of results at national conference(s) (e.g., ASHP Midyear, SAEM)
    • Development of manuscript suitable for publication
  • Participation in ED nursing education and training for new hires

VI. Precepting Requirements

  • Co-preceptorship of pharmacy students and PGY1 residents
  • (2) 5-week blocks serving as primary preceptor to APPE student or PGY1 resident
  • Faculty appointment at VCU School of Pharmacy - IFH Campus
  • Participation in Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy Teaching and Learning Certificate (optional if completed in PGY1)

How to Apply

Apply to the PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program:
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