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Emory University Hospital Midtown Post Graduate Year One Specialty Residency

General Information | Goals | Rotations | Core Projects/Responsibilities |
Staffing & On Call | Compensation | Pharmacy Conferences |  Program Director

2022-2023 Residency Year Applications

Applications for the 2022-2023 residency year are due in PHORCAS on December 31, 2021.

PHORCAS CODE: 34029

Please follow the instructions listed here. No supplemental material is required.

 

General Information

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency with Specialty Pharmacy Focus at Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory University Hospital is a 12-month, multi-site program designed to build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education to develop the resident as a generalist clinical pharmacist responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. This includes being eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training upon completion of the residency.

The primary emphasis of the residency is to train the pharmacist to function as an integral member of the multidisciplinary patient care team while using evidence-based medicine to optimize medication use in patients with various disease states and aid in coordination of care. In addition, emphasis will also be placed on navigating and managing the specialty medication approval process, patient education, and specialty pharmacy operations.

Goals

This PGY1 residency program utilizes the collective assets of the Emory Healthcare to train and educate residents in contemporary pharmacy practice in a health system so that the resident may:

Learning Experiences

Learning experiences consist of one-month rotations through various services, with the exception of December. December will be dedicated to ASHP Midyear and the resident fulfilling research and service requirements. Residents may not spend more than one-third of their residency in one area (e.g. transplant, critical care, oncology, etc) or must spend two thirds or more of the program in direct patient care.

Required Rotations Elective Rotations Elective Rotations

Internal Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Critical Care (MICU, CTSICU, or SICU)
Ambulatory Care: Hepatology
Ambulatory Care: Neuro OR Rheum
Ambulatory Care: Oncology
Administration/Practice Management
Research (December)

Required Longitudinal Rotations
Specialty Pharmacy Staffing
Inpatient Staffing
Formulary Management

Solid Organ Transplant - Kidney
Solid Organ Transplant - Liver
Solid Organ Transplant - Heart/Lung
Critical Care (MICU, CTSICU, or SICU)
Emergency Medicine
Cardiology
Medication Safety
Drug Information
Administration - Inpatient Operations
Ambulatory Care:
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • GI
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology (PAH & CF)
  • Rheumatology

Inpatient Oncology - BMT
Inpatient Oncology - Leukemia
Inpatient Oncology - Medical Oncology
Ambulatory Care Oncology

  • Aerodigestive
  • Breast
  • GI
  • GU (prostate, renal, bladder)
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Medical Oncology (head/neck)
  • Medical Oncology (sarcoma/breast)
  • Community Oncology

Core Projects and Responsibilities

Research Project: Residents are required to design, develop, and complete an original research project with a publication ready manuscript by the end of the residency year. To expand their understanding of research requirements, residents are required to complete an Emory IRB-certified module. Residents are expected to present their project at the Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC) in April of their residency year.

Grand Rounds Presentation: Residents are required to prepare one 60-minute presentation for ACPE credit on approved topics, complete with a PowerPoint presentation and knowledge assessment questions.

Journal Club: Residents are expected to present current journal articles at scheduled times throughout the year. Residents also have an opportunity to interact with other residents from other programs in the metro Atlanta area by participating in an Atlanta Area Resident Journal Club (APRIE) held every other month.

Code Response: All PGY1 residents will receive ACLS training and certification in July. PGY1 residents will respond to medical emergencies on a rotating basis and during their weekend staffing shifts.

Formulary Monograph or Class Review: Residents are expected to develop and complete at least one formulary monograph or class review during the year and present their findings to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

Quality Improvement (QI): Residents are expected develop and complete a quality improvement project by the end of the residency year.

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM): Residents are expected to provide pharmacokinetic services throughout the year. Residents will be responsible for TDM of patients on their services.

Teaching: Residents are required to complete a pharmacy teaching certificate program offered by Mercer University College of Pharmacy. Residents will also receive the title of "Adjunct Clinical Instructor" from Mercer University College of Pharmacy. In addition, residents will assist in precepting APPE and IPPE Student Pharmacists from Mercer University, PCOM, and the University of Georgia.

Evaluations: Residents are expected to complete all evaluations including rotational evaluations and global evaluations in a timely manner.

Licensure: Residents must obtain Georgia pharmacy licensure by September 15th.

Committee Membership: Resident will be an active member on the Specialty Pharmacy Advisory Committee and Formulary Stewardship Committee. Each committee meets for an hour monthly. 

Staffing & On Call Responsibilities

Staffing: 

On Call: Residents will participate in the Specialty Pharmacy and inpatient at home on-call program, rotating with other EUHM residents for one week at a time. ACLS certification is required for code response coverage.

Pharmacy Conferences

Residents receive financial support to attend the following conferences as well as $75 towards professional organization dues.

ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting – Residents are expected to attend ASHP Midyear clinical meeting, residency showcase, and PPS, to represent and recruit for the Emory University Hospital Midtown residency programs.

Vizient Poster Presentation Prior to ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting - Residents are expected to present their initial research project results.

Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC) - Held in late spring in Athens, Georgia, SERC is one of the largest and oldest residency conferences in the country. Residents will present the results of their research projects at SERC.

Compensation

Other:


Program Director

 

Katherine Fuller, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Pharmaceutical Services
550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Email: katherine.fuller@emoryhealthcare.org