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During the first 5 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 is the second six months of the residency year
  • Drug Information – Medication use evaluation, drug monograph and/or drug class review
  • Manager on-call (MOC)
    • Residents will enter rotation for MOC after completion of the first third of the year
    • MOC duties are from Wednesday to Wednesday starting at 2:30 p.m. on weekdays and throughout the weekend
    • On weekends, MOC will also complete the therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) service
    • Residents will have a leader on-call (LOC) to whom they can escalate issues
  • Weekend Staffing
    • Two 8-hour Saturday and Sunday shifts every third weekend
  • 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 Critical Care
  • Neonatal Critical Care
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease/ASP

Three Elective Rotations (5 weeks)*

  • Stem Cell Transplant and Immunology
  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Information Technology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Pain Management & Anesthesia
  • IDS/Research Pharmacy
  • Pediatric Genetics
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant
  • Medication 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.