Pharmacy Practice Rotations and Requirements

Clinical Rotations

The pharmacy residency program includes required rotations. The majority of rotations are a month in duration. Exceptions are noted below.

Residents are encouraged to attend presentations, conferences and lectures presented by the hospital medical staff. In addition to hospital-based presentations, the pharmacy department holds journal club, journal watch, case presentations, and continuing education activities.

The resident research project will be presented at the Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference (OPRC) and Ascension Pharmacy Virtual Residency Conference, which are held each spring. The residents will also attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and participate in a poster presentation.

Longitudinal experiences (with quarterly evaluations)

  • MUE (includes poster at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting) (7 months)
  • Major project (includes Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference presentation) (12 months)
  • Staffing (every other weekend x 6 months or until objectives are met, then every third weekend)
    (12 months)

12 Monthly rotations (with midpoint and final evals)

Core Rotations

  • Orientation (6 weeks)
  • 1 Critical Care rotation (Cardiac ICU, Medical ICU, or Surgical ICU)
  • 1 Ambulatory Care rotation (Ambulatory Care, Transitions of Care, or Oncology)
  • Adult Medicine
  • Practice Management
  • Drug information/Drug Policy Development

Elective Rotations

  • Ambulatory Care (Family Medicine)
  • Cardiac ICU
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Managed Care
  • Medical ICU
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Nephrology/Transplant
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Research
  • Surgical ICU
  • Clinical Pharmacy Experience
  • Transitions of Care

Additional Experiences

  • Community service
  • Leadership opportunities with Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists or Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Continuing education presentation (9 months)
  • Journal clubs and visual abstracts