Learning Experiences

Postgraduate Year 1

Developing residents’ clinical knowledge is the main focus of the PGY1 year. Each resident participates in seven 6-week learning experiences selected from required, selective, and elective experiences. The last learning experience six weeks of the PGY1 year is spent in infectious disease/antimicrobial stewardship and an orientation in the area selected for longitudinal management in the PGY2 year. At the end of successfully completing the PGY1 year, residents receive a certificate of completion. 

The PGY1 year offers a unique opportunity to gain additional experience in both clinical and administrative areas.

Required Learning Experiences

  • Internal Medicine - 6 weeks
  • Medication Safety and Strategy - 6 weeks
  • Population Health - 6 weeks
  • Infectious Diseases/Stewardship- 3 weeks
  • Longitudinal Management Orientation - 3 weeks

Selective Experiences

  • Critical Care - 6 weeks 
  • Cardiac Care ICU
  • Cardiovascular ICU
  • Medical ICU
  • Neuro ICU
  • Trauma ICU
  • Medicine Specialty - 6 weeks 
  • Acute Care of the Elderly 
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Hospitalist
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Solid Organ Transplant

Elective Learning Experiences - 2 electives at 6 weeks each

  • Burn
  • Emergency General Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
  • Leukemia
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatrics – General
  • Pediatrics/Neonatal Critical Care
  • Pediatric Oncology
  • Pharmacy Care Clinic
  • Transitions of Care
  • Or any selective experience not assigned already

Longitudinal - occur within the residency year

Medication use evaluation, Monograph, Pharmacy Practice Experience, CE presentations, PGY1 research project, executive leadership, Master’s class projects, Teaching Certification program (optional).

Postgraduate Year 2 

Required Learning Experiences

  • Executive Leadership - 4 weeks
  • Medication Strategy Center Management - 4 weeks
  • Finance & Budgeting Management - 4 weeks
  • Multi-hospital Pharmacy Leadership - 4 weeks
  • Specialty & Retail Pharmacy Leadership - 4 weeks
  • Purchasing & Supply Chain Operations - 4 weeks
  • Pharmacy Practice Experience - Longitudinal
  • Pharmacy Advisor - Longitudinal
  • Research Project - Longitudinal
  • Pharmacy Practice Management - Longitudinal

Selective Learning Experiences

  • Clinical Management - 6 weeks
    • Choice of Acute Care, Oncology, Ambulatory 
  • Community Hospital Operations - 4 weeks
    • Choose 1 of 3 locations
  • Pharmacy Operations Management - 6 weeks
    • Choice of Inpatient or Community

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Pharmacy 340b Management - 4 weeks
  • Pharmacy Business Intelligence and Data Analytics - 4 weeks
  • Controlled Substances Pharmacy Management - 4 weeks
  • Drug Diversion Management - 4 weeks
  • Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Management - 4 weeks
  • Investigational Drug Services - 4 weeks
  • Oncology Ambulatory Infusion Pharmacy Operations - 4 weeks
  • Oncology Inpatient Pharmacy Operations - 4 weeks
  • Pediatric Management - 4 weeks
  • Pharmacy Automation/IS - 4 weeks
  • Pharmacy Population Health Management - 4 weeks
  • Specialty Pharmacy Management - 4 weeks
  • Or Any selective experience not assigned already - 4 weeks