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Wolfe Hall room 1227, Phone: 419.530.2010
Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center room 155, Phone: 419.383.1904
Accreditation: The University of Toledo Pharmacy Residency Program is accredited by the American
Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Duration: 12 months
Number of Positions: Eight residents are accepted into the program. The program participates in the ASHP Residency Matching Program; therefore, applicants should be enrolled in the matching program to be considered for the residency. Applications for the matching program may be downloaded from www.natmatch.com/ashprmp. The deadline for match registration is usually in mid-January.
Application Deadline: All application materials must be received by January 13th
Starting Date: July 1
End Date: June 30
Estimated Stipend: $40,000 per year
On-site Interview Required: Yes
Training Site: The University of Toledo Medical Center and College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Model Types: Teaching, Tertiary Care
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Total Beds: 319, acute care hospital
Clinical On-Call Program: Every ninth day/night
Pharmacy Residency Fundamentals
PGY1 residents are members of UTMC medical house staff.
Residents interact regularly with College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty and students, in addition to UTMC clinical pharmacists and pharmacy staff.
The ASHP Resident Learning System will be used to direct resident learning.
A resident research project is required, with results presented at Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference and written in manuscript form.
Teaching opportunities include didactic lectures, small group facilitation, and precepting.
An opportunity to earn a teaching certificate is also available.
A travel stipend of $2,000 is provided to each resident to assist in covering the expenses for attendance at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference.
Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY1) Core Rotations
The Pharmacy Practice Residency at The University of Toledo is a patient-care focused program with strong emphasis on teaching and learning. At UT, residents “Learn, Do and Teach.” Rotations are offered in a variety of areas tailored to the interests of the individual resident.
The resident participates in patient rounds as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team. The resident has direct patient contact and plays an important role in patient education and counseling. The resident provides evidence-based pharmaceutical care, including pharmacotherapeutic recommendations, pharmacokinetic dosing, drug information, monitoring for the appropriateness and cost-effectiveness of drug therapy, reporting adverse drug reactions, and assessing drug-drug, drug-disease state interactions.
The resident develops proficiency in providing pharmaceutical care to cardiovascular patients. This rotation allows pharmacy residents to round and interact with in-patient cardiology service. Common cardiovascular disease processes, including coronary artery disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, dysrhythmia and heart failure, are a major focus of the experience.
Core rotations are available in both medical and surgical intensive care. Each resident has extensive opportunities in these areas. Medical teams expect input from the residents, with emphasis on drug selection, pharmacokinetics and drug dosing, and nutrition. Critically ill patients are challenging, and residents play a direct role in pharmaceutical care for patients in the medical or surgical ICU. The resident is responsible for identifying, preventing, and resolving drug-related problems for all patients in the ICU. These rotations expand the resident’s knowledge of the important literature or landmark papers that define critical care practice.
The resident reviews the appropriateness of prescribed antimicrobials. The rotation provides the opportunity to see a variety of indications for anti-infectives and to develop the knowledge and skill to assess the appropriateness of the prescribed therapy. This includes ensuring that patients are receiving the appropriate anti-infective therapies for the infection being treated at the appropriate dose and duration of therapy. Other responsibilities include multidisciplinary team education, targeted patient-care programs, and managing pharmacokinetic service. The goal of the Antimicrobial Stewardship program is to maximize patient outcomes while minimizing unwanted effects of inappropriate or unnecessary antimicrobial therapy, including development of antibiotic resistance and secondary infections.
The resident gains experience in program planning and justification, decision-making, and problem solving while working with the administrators of the Department of Pharmacy Services. Each resident also develops skills in personnel management and interprofessional/ interdepartmental relations.
The resident has many opportunities to provide drug information in verbal and written format. Drug literature evaluation and writing skills are enhanced through presentations, drug monographs, medication use evaluations, performance improvement initiatives, and by contributing to the Pharmacy Department newsletters. The resident also assists in the development of pathways, guidelines, and pre-printed standard orders for certain disease states and medications. A state-of-the-art drug information center was constructed when the college expanded to the Health Science Campus in 2010.
The resident is partnered with a clinical staff pharmacist and pharmacy students to form a team to provide a variety of pharmaceutical care services to patients of UTMC. Activities of this rotation include but are not limited to: medication reconciliation, IV to oral conversion, renal dosing, discharge counseling, and education to nursing and medical teams. Experience will be gained in neurology, hematology, oncology, orthopedic and general surgery, renal transplant, pulmonary diseases as well as cardiology, infectious disease, and general internal medicine.