PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Residency Experience

Rotation Experiences

An individualized schedule will be tailored to the needs and interests of the resident. Goals and objectives will be developed for each rotation.

Required Practice Experiences:
  • 3 rotations (4-5 weeks in length): inpatient internal medicine (Cooper University Hospital)
  • 3 rotations (4-5 weeks in length): ambulatory care (Cooper University Hospital, 1 or more affiliated institutions)
  • 1 rotation (4 weeks in length): critical care (Cooper University Hospital)
  • 1 month: residency project
Elective Practice Experiences (to be determined based upon candidate’s interest and availability):
  • Repeat of 1 or more required rotations
  • Infectious diseases inpatient (Cooper University Hospital)
  • HIV clinic (Cooper University Hospital)
  • Pediatrics (Cooper University Hospital)
  • Medication therapy management (community practice site in PA or NJ)
  • Cardiology – CCU, inpatient/outpatient HF (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania)
  • Hospital management (Cooper University Hospital)
Longitudinal Experiences
  • Ambulatory care (1 or more affiliated institutions)
  • Interprofessional education experience (Student-Run Medicine Clinic at Cooper University Hospital)

Instructional Activities

The instructional activities of the resident are individualized and may include precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students on introductory (P1) or advanced experience (P4) rotations, lecturing in entry level Doctor of Pharmacy therapeutics courses (P2, P3), serving as a clinical pharmacy skills (P1) or therapeutics laboratory instructor (P2, P3). These activities will involve approximately 400 total instructional hours per year.

Scholarly Activity/Research

The resident will prepare, complete and present (external to the College) an investigational protocol. The resident will prepare an abstract and manuscript of the research. Typically, the research project results will be presented at the Eastern States Residency and Preceptor Conference held in May. The resident may also submit their research for presentation at a national meeting such as the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) or American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) meetings. In addition, the resident is required to present the results of the residency research project to the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration at the conclusion of the residency.

The resident is required to prepare and submit a manuscript to a peer-reviewed publication. The submission can either be the resident’s research manuscript or a case report or review article.

Value Added Activities

All USciences residents participate in the following activities, which foster the resident’s professional growth:

  • Pharmacy Leadership Book Club
  • Whitney Award Lecture Discussions (often in person with the Award winner!)
  • Workshops on Statistics, Research Design and analyzing Research Data Using Excel
  • Discussion Groups on Research Design and Manuscript Writing
  • Fellow Journal Club Presentations
  • Leadership and Professional Development Discussion Series
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