CHI St. Alexius Health’s inpatient residency program is a minimum of twelve months and a full-time practice commitment. It has been accredited by ASHP since 1995. This program provides the residents with a supportive and instructional environment in which to develop the necessary problem-solving skills to become confident, competent and independent in providing pharmaceutical care to patients in multiple settings. Teaching opportunities, research coordination and serving as a preceptor and role model for students to enhance the learning environment and development of leadership skills. Professional commitment is strengthened through the development of self-evaluation skills and involvement in professional societies and community health activities. During the year, residents will gain experience in teaching and will actively lead and facilitate learning opportunities for other health care providers in pharmacology and therapeutics. Additionally, CHI St. Alexius Health residents serve as preceptors for Pharm.D. students on clinical rotations. Residents will initiate a project in clinical research. Residents may initiate projects or work with clinical investigators on ongoing research projects. In addition, participation in drug use evaluations are expected. Each resident is required to present a poster at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and presentation at the Pharmacy Residents Conference based on the resident’s independent research or involvement.
PGY1 Inpatient Residency Program Required Rotations: Adult Medicine •Experience in pharmaceutical care in a general medicine setting • Develop the basic knowledge and skills to make appropriate pharmacotherapeutic interventions in the adult patient •Expand and apply pharmaceutical knowledge in the adult medicine setting •Participation in daily rounds with physicians, medical residents, and medical students Critical Care •Participate in daily rounds with the intensivists and multi-disciplinary team • Dosing of critical care medications •Physician and patient education •Emphasis on adult critical care Infectious Disease •Antimicrobial Stewardship program • Dosing of antibiotics • Review of patients with positive cultures • Participate in daily ASP team rounds •Perform pharmacokinetics monitoring Pediatrics/Neonatology •Emphasis on pharmacotherapy related to common pediatric diseases and specific neonatal conditions •Age and weight specific dosing •Parenteral and enteral nutrition consults •Involvement with the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic Practice Management • Become familiar with the skills and knowledge necessary for hospital pharmacy managers • Develop problem-solving management skills • Participate in development of drug use policy • Participate in drug distribution process improvement activities • Learn techniques for resolving conflict • Learn different budgeting strategies and how they are utilized
Longitudinal Rotations •Additional experience with pharmaceutical care in a chronic population with involvement over the year of the residency •Experiences have included Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, Hospice, and Cardiac Rehab
Elective and Specialty Rotations: • Cardiology • Emergency and Trauma • Home Infusion • Informatics • Nephrology • Operating Room •Oncology/Hospice