Pharmacy Residency (PGY1)
Available Programs: The University of Toledo PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program (ASHP Code 44405) can be found under two National Match Service ID Numbers in Phorcas. The traditional, 12.5 month PGY1 program is NMS 125913. The non-traditional, 36 month PGY1 program is NMS 125921.
Accreditation: The University of Toledo Pharmacy Residency Program is accredited by the American
Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Duration: 12.5 months or 36 months (non-traditional)
Number of Positions: Up to ten 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 2, 2017
Starting Date: June 19, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2018 or June 30, 2020 (non-traditional)
Estimated Stipend: $42,000 per year
On-site Interview Required: Yes (for the Match Phase I)
Training Site: The University of Toledo Medical Center, University of Toledo Outpatient Pharmacies, and College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Model Types: Teaching, Tertiary Care
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Total Beds: 319, acute care hospital
Clinical Staffing Requirement: Approximately one evening once every 2 weeks, one weekend every three weeks, on
call, integrated care rotations
On-Call Program: Night float, evening and weekend activities
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 Ohio Pharmacy Resident Conference and written in manuscript form.
- Teaching opportunities include didactic lectures, small group facilitation, and precepting.
- Teaching certificate program.
A travel stipend is provided to each resident to assist in covering the expenses for attendance at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Ohio 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 cares for patients post-procedure. The rotation provides exposure to a variety of disease states, post-op management and complications, wound care, and the opportunity to view a surgery in the OR. Pharmay residents are a key member on this intimate team, providing recommendations on anticoagulation, glycemic management, antiarrhhythmics, and pharmacokinetic dosing.
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 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.
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 Night Float experience challenges the resident to 'practice independently' as the clinical pharmacist in the hospital in a fast-paced environment where they will interact with physicians, support staff, and patients to triage and treat a variety of conditions. The resident is housed in the emergency room overnight and paired with the overnight hospitalist to provide a variety of services to patients being admitted to UTMC. Activities include but are not limited to: medication reconciliation, renal dosing, discharge counseling, pharmacotherapeutic recommendations, pharmacokinetic dosing, drug information, and education to nursing and medical teams. Residents will respond to code and stroke alerts throughout the hospital during this shift.