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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 Care Clinic – to be completed during the first six months
  • Drug Information – Medication Use Evaluation and Drug Class Review
  • Manager On-Call/Staffing
    • Residents will enter rotation for MOC after completion of orientation
    • 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 an Administrative Pharmacist on-call to escalate issues
    • Two 8-hour Saturday and Sunday shifts every third weekend
  • Lead Resident (12 weeks)
    • Coordination of resident schedules and calendars
    • Mentoring of PGY1 pharmacy residents
    • Coordination and communication of resident/preceptor social gatherings
    • Completion of Practice Management project by the end of the 16 weeks
    • Coordination of new student (APPE/IPPE) orientation
  • Teaching
    • 1 APPE student
    • Lectures and in-services throughout the year
    • Teaching Certificate Program if not previously completed

Required Rotations (25 weeks)*

  • Critical Care (10 weeks) – pick 2 of the following:
    • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
    • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit **
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit **
    • Emergency Medicine
  • Oncology/BMT (5 weeks) ***
  • Practice Management (5 weeks)
  • General Pediatrics OR Pediatric Infectious Disease/ASP (5 weeks)

** Will be required if resident has not had previous PICU or NICU rotations in prior residency experience.

*** Those residents with no previous oncology exposure will need to take oncology prior to considering BMT

Elective Rotations (20 weeks)*

  • Pediatric Trauma/Emergency Care
  • Stem Cell Transplant/Immunology
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease/ASP
  • Public Health and Advocacy
  • Pediatric Hematology
  • IDS/Research Pharmacy
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Heart and Kidney Unit
  • Genetics
  • Pediatric Pain and Anesthesia

* Any of the critical care rotations or required rotations not chosen for the required weeks may be taken as an elective rotation.

Emphasis Programs (20 weeks; required weeks will be included in total)

CNMC offers two emphasis programs that are not currently recognized by ASHP. These give the residents an opportunity to tailor their year to a specific area of interest.

  • Critical Care –This emphasis program has a separate NMS code. Further information regarding this program can be found under the PGY2 Critical Care Emphasis Tab on the website.
  • Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation

Off-Campus Rotations

Residents will be considered for going off-campus for one 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