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Education

Orientation

During the first 6 weeks of the residency, residents will become acclimated to the pharmacy department and the hospital. The goal of the orientation period is to prepare the resident for staffing and to provide understanding of workflow in regards to manager on-call. All residents will rotate through all of the areas of the pharmacy department. Residents will be trained by pharmacists and technicians in order to gain a complete view of pharmacy operations. Training modules, competencies, policies and procedures are given to the resident at the beginning of orientation to guide the resident through training.

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Ambulatory Clinic 
  • Drug Information – Medication Use Evaluation and
  • ACPE-accredited Continuing Education (CE) Presentation
  • Manager on-call (MOC)
    • Residents will enter rotation for MOC after completion of the first third of the year
    • MOC duties are from Monday to Monday starting at 2:30PM on weekdays and throughout the weekend
    • On weekends, MOC will also complete the therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) service
    • Residents will have several on-call leaders to whom they can escalate issues
  • Staffing
    • Two 8-hour shifts every third weekend 
    • One 8-hour evening shift every week
  • Teaching:
    • 1 APPE student scheduled after January
    • Teaching certificate program through the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
    • 1-hour didactic lecture is required for completion of the teaching certificate program
    • Relevant teaching assignments per course instructor

Six Required Rotations (5 weeks)

  • Pharmacy Administration
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Oncology
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease

Three Elective Rotations (5 weeks)*

  • Stem Cell Transplant and Immunology
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Trauma
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Trauma II
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) II
  • Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Pediatric Hematology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Investigational Drug Services (IDS)
  • Pediatric Pulmonology and Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant
  • Medication Use Safety
  • Pharmacy Leadership

*Any of the required rotations may be repeated to replace an elective rotation.

**Of note, some elective rotations may not be offered each year dependent on preceptor availability.