KEY ROTATIONS / EXPERIENCES
Rotational experiences for the PGY1 residency in acute care are designed to provide the resident with a broad exposure to pharmacy practice and patient populations. One of the most notable features of the PGY1 residency at the OSUWMC is the wide variety of rotation options and flexibility in scheduling.
The resident is required to complete 6 weeks of orientation in addition to one administrative rotation. Within the first 2 months of residency, residents will be required to complete a clinical rotation in a non-critical care area that will focus on internal medicine. This will ensure that the resident has a solid foundation of general knowledge and skills upon which to build throughout the year. The remaining 9 months of the residency year are composed of elective rotation choices. If desired, the resident may also choose to complete 1 month of research which typically occurs in the month of December.
Rotation selections will be guided by the Residency Program Director, and will ensure the resident achieves a broad range of experiences and exposure to various patient populations.
Other key experiences during the residency will include the completion of a major research project, the completion of 2 audits (abbreviated research projects), participate in clinical on call program, delivery of 2 formal educational lectures, precepting P2 students, and volunteer work at the Columbus Free Clinic. The resident will also have the opportunity to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in addition to presenting their finalized research project at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference.