Required Learning Experiences
Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences
Emergency Medicine will prepare the resident to be proficient in common disease states seen
within the Emergency Department. Residents will receive advanced training
in Emergency Medicine including: trauma, toxicology, code response (code
blue adult and pediatric, stroke, STEMI, and rapid response), and Emergency
Medicine Services (EMS).
ED Antimicrobial Stewardship is a longitudinal experience allowing the PGY2 resident to become proficient
in empiric antibiotic selection for a variety of infectious sources as
well as definitive antibiotic selection for our ED culture call-back program.
Emergency Department pharmacists provide culture call-back services for
both the SWG and Brunswick Emergency Departments.
Administration/Management will expose the resident to administrative responsibilities within the
Emergency and Pharmacy Departments. Residents will focus on emergency/disaster
preparedness, medication safety, core measure/quality initiatives, and
CPOE/smart pump utilization. The resident will provide quality assurance
oversight for the ED technician medication reconciliation program.
Research is a longitudinal learning experience that will allow the PGY2 resident
to further their knowledge base on the research process, refine pharmacotherapeutic
skills required to conduct a research project, and present and publish
results. Every resident will conduct research in the field of Emergency
Medicine pharmacy to improve patient care and further the practice of
pharmacy. Formal presentations will include a fall, winter, and spring
state, regional, or national poster or podium presentation with the end
goal being to publish the research project in a national journal.
Preceptorship allows the resident to serve as a co-preceptor for APPE students as well
as PGY1 Pharmacy Residents. The PGY2 resident will provide lecture driven
topic discussions to APPE students and PGY1 residents throughout the residency
year. Opportunities for presentations to SWG Medical and Nursing staff
as well as EMS departments will also be available.
Required Core Learning Experiences
Antimicrobial Stewardship is a concentrated, 2-week learning experience focusing on empiric antibiotic
selection, culture reports, and antibiotic utilization for Southwest General
patients. Collaboration between antimicrobial stewardship pharmacists,
physicians, and other clinical providers will allow the resident to become
independent in making therapy recommendations based on Southwest General
Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit is a 4-week learning experience focusing on management of post-PCI, open
heart surgery, and other cardiovascular conditions. Collaboration with
providers and nursing staff focusing on adherence to guideline recommended
therapy for congestive heart failure patients. Provide patients with the
necessary tools to help manage their disease state with appropriate medication
counseling. Training with our ACLS SIMM Man will also be provided.
Department of Pharmacy Orientation is required during the first month (longer or shorter depending on past
experience and present abilities). The purpose is to provide the PGY2
resident with a foundational rotation at Southwest General where he or
she will be oriented to the department, learn the computer systems and
be able to perform the daily duties of a practicing staff pharmacist.
During this time, the resident will be coached by the inpatient manager
and have guidance from various pharmacists to ensure they are competent
in performing the necessary pharmacist tasks.
Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit is a 4-week learning experience integrating the resident into the critical
care team including physicians, nurses, case management and dieticians.
The resident will use evidence based therapy to care for an array of medically
complex patients. The resident will take the primary pharmacy role in
all intubations, code blue and stroke responses. Precepting PGY1 residents
and APPE students will also be available.
The resident will provide clinical staffing every 4th weekend
- 1 major and 1 minor holiday