About this PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program
The University of Utah Hospital is a 489-bed level 1 trauma center that serves critical and acute care patient’s regional referral hospital for five intermountain states. Decentralized pharmacists are responsible for providing pharmaceutical care on all patient care areas and are supported by automated dispensing, centralized IV admixture and unit-dose order entry. The University Community Clinics include 14 ambulatory care centers with 11 pharmacies, employing embedded primary care pharmacists, including a manager of this service and clinical technicians. Specialty clinics at the University of Utah Medical Center employ specialty ambulatory care pharmacists, and pharmacists in the thrombosis center. In addition, the Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Support Services center ambulatory care service has pharmacists providing refill and prior authorization services, as well as specialty pharmacy support and transition of care support.
One resident will provide clinical pharmacy services for the Sugarhouse Family Medicine Clinic and one resident will provide clinical pharmacy services for the Madsen Family Medicine Clinic within the University of Utah Community Clinics. Maintaining continuity practices in these clinics, the resident will spend one half day per week for 24 weeks of the year in two elective ambulatory care clinics, as a longitudinal experience. Each elective experience will be up to 12 weeks in length, and the resident will select the electives that are the best fit to their customized training plan. Unless the resident has significant PGY 1 experience in thrombosis management, this elective will be highly suggested. Developed rotations for electives include thrombosis management, geriatrics, internal medicine, pulmonology, neurobehavior home care, and cardiology, but choices for elective or observational experiences may be developed if the resident has already completed experiences in these areas during their PGY 1 residency.
The resident may elect to do one of their elective longitudinal rotations outside of the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics with details and timing determined by the resident and residency director.
The program was initially accredited by ASHP in 2013.
The resident’s program will be individualized based on his or her previous experience. Residents are required to be involved in structuring their experience by helping the residency director schedule rotations and decide on projects and electives.
APPENDIX - ASHP REQUIRED AREAS OF PATIENT MANAGEMENT
Required Competency Areas, Goals, and Objectives for Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residencies. Copyright© 2017, Appendix pg 23. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
The resident will explain signs and symptoms, epidemiology, risk factors, pathogenesis, natural history of disease, pathophysiology, clinical course, etiology, and treatment of diseases and conditions in areas listed below. The resident will also have experience managing patients in these areas.
The resident will explain the mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenomics, pharmacoeconomics, usual regimen (dose, schedule, form, route, and method of administration), indications, contraindications, interactions, adverse reactions, and therapeutics of medications and non-traditional therapies, where relevant, that are applicable to diseases and conditions in the areas listed below.
The resident will explain various forms of non-medication therapy, including life-style modification and the use of devices for disease prevention and treatment, for diseases and conditions in the areas listed below.
From the list of 15 areas below, residents are required to have direct patient care experience in at least eight areas. When direct patient care is not possible, up to two of these eight areas may be covered by case-based application through didactic discussion, reading assignments, case presentations, and/or written assignments.
- Hematology – Oncology
- Infectious diseases
- Men’s health
- Women’s health