Trident Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
Core learning experiences
- Hospital orientation
- Computer training
- Centralized pharmacy training
- ACLS/BLS training
- Serve as member of interdisciplinary team on daily rounds.
- Provide decentralized pharmacy services with anticoagulation and pharmacokinetic dosing consults.
- Develop and achieve appropriate level of independence in role as decentralized pharmacist as described above.
- Serve as primary preceptor for P4 pharmacy student.
Transitions of care
- Obtain medication history on admission.
- Work with prescribers to correct discrepancies and recommend evidence-based therapy.
- Assist with patient education and access to medications on discharge.
- Serve as member of interdisciplinary team on daily Intensivist and Trauma rounds.
- Complete department projects to improve evidence-based pharmacotherapy.
- Work with HCA division and corporate office to understand and implement initiatives for evidence-based pharmacotherapy.
- Provide clinical pharmacy services to chemotherapy clinic and operating room staff.
- Check chemotherapy orders, prepare medications, and check finished products.
- Prepare and dispense medications for use during surgical procedures.
- Serve as member of interdisciplinary team on third floor (cardiology-focused) daily rounds.
- Observe cardiac procedures (i.e., catheterization, ablation, etc.).
Infectious diseases/Antimicrobial stewardship
- Round with Infectious Disease consult service
- Contribute to Antimicrobial Management Program (AMP) projects (i.e., order sets, medication use evaluations)
- Provide clinical services for pediatric patients at Summerville Medical Center.
Ambulatory heart failure clinic (Year-long longitudinal)
- Provide clinical services one half-day per week.
Drug information/Medication use evaluation (Year-long longitudinal)
- Serve as clinical on-call pharmacist for drug information questions during working hours.
- Prepare and present monthly journal clubs to TMC pharmacists.
- Prepare quarterly drug information newsletter for electronic distribution to medical and pharmacy staff. Newsletter will include brief summaries of items recently approved by P&T committee, summaries of new or updated guidelines and landmark trials, and shortage updates.
Operational pharmacy (Year-long longitudinal)
- Centralized pharmacy staffing
- Every third weekend (two eight hour shifts)
- Twelve additional weekday hours (distributed among weeks without weekend staffing)
- Two eight hour holiday shifts
Research (Year-long longitudinal)
- Medication use evaluation (MUE) or quality improvement (QI) project throughout the course of the year
- Required presentation of MUE/QI project at Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC) in the spring
- Required writing project suitable for submission and publication to a peer-reviewed journal
Emergency response (Year-long longitudinal)
- Participation in Code Blue events
Elective learning experiences:
- Ambulatory Care
- Emergency Department
- Inpatient Psychiatry
- Pharmacy Information Technology
- Health System Quality and Compliance
Additional program details
- Option to complete Academician Preparation Program (APP) through partnership with Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
- Opportunities to precept P4 pharmacy students during APPE Acute Medicine rotations
The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency conducted by Trident Medical Center in Charleston, SC is accredited by ASHP.