Our flexible rotations at the pharmacy practice residency program at Memorial Hospital adapt to your interests while providing a solid foundation in core therapeutic areas. Rotations enhance skills and knowledge in:
Our flexible rotations at the pharmacy practice residency program at
Memorial Hospital adapt to your interests while providing a solid
foundation in core therapeutic areas. Rotations enhance skills and
- Required Rotations:
- Critical Care
This 6-week rotation will expose the resident to the functions of
clinical pharmacists in a critical care (mixed) ICU setting and will
enhance the knowledge of therapeutics and the skills necessary to
provide pharmaceutical care. Activities will include daily
multidisciplinary rounds with pulmonary and trauma teams, anticoagulant
and antimicrobial consultation, and participation in all Adult Code
- Emergency Medicine
This 5-week rotation provides an opportunity for the pharmacy resident
to practice clinical pharmacy in the emergency department under
supervision of an emergency medicine clinical pharmacist. Upon rotation
completion, the resident should be able to prioritize and triage
patients to evaluate, synthesize complex medication recommendations in
this fast-paced environment, and become capable of working with a wide
range of diseases and disorders.
- Infectious Disease
This concentrated 4-week rotation provides opportunities to review
general infectious disease states that will be seen throughout the
residency, to experience the processes in the Microbiology lab and to
round with Infectious Disease physicians in their daily practice.
- Internal Medicine
This 6-week rotation will allow the resident to actively participate in
the provision of pharmaceutical care, solidify their knowledge base of
common disease states and enhance their ability to work on an
interdisciplinary team. The resident will become familiar with internal
medicine services, by independently rounding with hospitalists,
hospitalist nurse practitioners, nephrologists, trauma physicians/nurse
practitioners and acute pain service nurses.
- Clean Room
This is a 2-week rotation where the resident will gain knowledge and
experience with the preparation of sterile product according to
applicable standards and institutional policies. Resident will be
prepared for hands on preparation and providing oversight of
- Practice Management
- Leadership: This four week concentrated rotation with the
director of pharmacy (DOP). Experiences may include cost analysis,
capital expenditure process, safety issues, policy development, Joint
Commission continual readiness, and committee attendance.
- Pharmacy and Therapeutics: This 3-month longitudinal rotation
provides the resident the opportunity to participate in P&T
meetings, prepare and present drug monographs, and prepare and present a
guideline/SOP to the pharmacy department.
- Quality: This 3-month longitudinal rotation allows the
resident to actively participate in the management of the Adverse Drug
Reaction (ADR) database, participate in the Medication Safety Steering
Committee and perform a Medication Use Evaluation.
- Elective Rotations:
- Oncology, Ambulatory
This 4 week rotation is designed to make the pharmacy practice resident
familiar with the daily activities and responsibilities of managing an
ambulatory oncology practice. Emphasis will be placed on providing
medication therapy management to patients with oncologic diagnoses. The
resident will become familiar with standard of care chemotherapy
regimens for breast, lung, prostate, and colon cancer, at a minimum. The
resident, in collaboration with the clinical pharmacy specialist, will
be responsible for chemotherapy education, supportive care medication
management, implementation of treatment plans, modification of
medications based on laboratory parameters, medication reconciliation,
and drug information responses to providers, nurses, and patients.
Concise and timely documentation of patient appointment and patient
phone calls is essential. During the rotation, the resident will
regularly interact with medical staff, nurse practitioners, and other
health care providers involved in the care of patients.
- Oncology, Inpatient
This 4-week rotation provides the resident an opportunity to review
inpatient, outpatient and/or clinic-based cancer patients. Residents
will become familiar with different cancers, appropriate chemotherapy
and symptom management. Residents will spend time rounding on inpatients
and in the clinic with the medical oncologists and nurse practitioners.
This 5-week rotation will expose the resident to the functions of
clinical pharmacists in a pediatric setting and enhance their knowledge
of therapeutics and the skills necessary to provide optimal
pharmaceutical care. Examples of activities include multidisciplinary
rounds, pharmacokinetic monitoring, and asthma education.
This rotation will expose the resident to the functions of clinical
pharmacists in NICU setting and to enhance the knowledge of therapeutics
and the skills necessary to provide pharmaceutical care. Resident will
understand the therapeutic principles of neonatal pharmacotherapy, be
proficient in the common disease states affecting patients, and general
concepts discussed on this rotation.
- Women’s Services
This 4-week rotation provides the resident the opportunity to gain
understanding of the complex needs of the pregnant patient with a
primary focus on high risk pregnancy/maternal-fetal medicine patients.
Upon rotation completion, the resident should be able to recommend
pharmaceutical interventions for pregnant patients with a variety of
disease states and have a thorough understanding of the pharmacokinetics
and pharmacodynamics of the pregnant patient, the
postpartum/breastfeeding patient, and the newborn.
Select from the following to meet your interests and professional goals:
- Surgical Care
- Repeat any of the original rotations to further develop skills
- Others, as approved by the residency director
- Certifications in ACLS and PALS
- Completing of the Colorado Pharmacy Residency Teaching Certificate Program
- Precepting P4 Students
- Newsletter Contribution
- Management of the Adverse Drug Reaction database
- Participation in key multidisciplinary health system committees
- Development of operational skills through biweekly staffing
- Design and complete a self-directed residency project suitable for
presentation and publication that will be beneficial to the institution
- One or more preceptors will serve as advisors for the project
- Gain IRB approval for project
- Present a poster at ASHP Clinical Midyear Conference and United Healthcare Consortium conference
- Present the residency project at the Mountain States Residency Conference
- Complete manuscript for publications prior to completion of the residency
For questions about the pharmacy practice residency program at Memorial
Hospital, please call the program director, at 719-365-1109.