PGY2 - Solid Organ Transplantation Specialty Residency
Pharmacy Practice Responsibilities
Residents will receive training and orientation to the department’s services during the first several weeks of the program. Pharmacy practice responsibilities consist of three 1-week staffing blocks in either the inpatient or outpatient setting over the course of the residency year and every third weekend.
These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, participating in multidisciplinary rounds with a medical team, verifying medication orders, optimizing transitions of care with admission and discharge medication reconciliation, providing pharmacokinetic consults, answering in-depth drug information requests, attending all codes as the pharmacy member of the code blue team, providing patient education and solving pharmacotherapeutic situations as they may arise. Residents will also participate in the after-hours clinical pharmacist on-call program.
The resident is expected to participate in a project that fulfills the following learning objectives: developing a study hypothesis and study design, seeking collaborative support from the pharmacy and/or medical staff, submitting for Institutional Review Board approval, consenting patients (if applicable), collecting and summarizing data, analyzing results and summarizing and presenting findings. To fulfill this requirement, the resident must complete a solid organ transplant pharmacotherapy project with subsequent submission of a publishable manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal. It is strongly encouraged that the resident presents project findings at a national pharmacy or solid organ transplant meeting, or another suitable alternative.
Each resident will earn an academic appointment at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Residents are required to participate as a teaching assistant for the Pharmaceutical Care Lab during the fall semester. . This course is directed toward second or third year student pharmacists. Residents will also serve as a teaching assistant for the Pulmonary/GI Pharmacotherapy module. Teaching experiences are also integrated with patient-care experiences as part of precepting responsibilities on clinical rotations. Opportunities to lead recitation sessions and participate in didactic lectures are encouraged.
Individual health insurance is provided. The University of North Carolina Hospitals provides comprehensive malpractice insurance for all residents at no charge; however, this does not preclude the resident from obtaining individual professional liability insurance.
Each resident will be given a predetermined number of days of paid time off (PTO) for the entire year. These days include all vacation, sick leave, interview days, and professional meeting attendance (beyond the two meetings that residents are expected to attend). Residents will work one five-day holiday staffing block.
Applicants must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and must have completed an ASHP Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program. Applicants without these qualifications will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine the adequacy of their clinical experience. Each resident is required to become a licensed pharmacist in the state of North Carolina.
Ruth-Ann Lee, PharmD, CPP