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During the first five 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 clinical and administrative pharmacist on-call to 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
  • Adolescent/Child Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Pain Management & Anesthesia
  • IDS/Research Pharmacy
  • Pediatric Genetics
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
Any of the required rotations may be repeated to replace an elective rotation.

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Ambulatory Clinic – second six months of residency year
  • Drug Information (MUE/DCR)
  • Manager on Call/Staffing
  • Teaching

Off-Campus Rotations

Residents may be able to complete one off campus rotation during the course of the year on a case by case basis (dependent on the development plan set for the resident).

Current Agreements

  • University of Maryland – Academia
  • Georgetown – Transplant (liver/small bowel)
  • Poison Control – Toxicology