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Curriculum

During the first month of the program (July), orientation to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Department of Pharmacy Services is provided. This includes learning about the institution, its mission and philosophy as well as getting familiar with our scope of pharmacy services—distribution process, satellite pharmacy services (critical care, pediatric, oncology and research, and OR).

The following eleven months will be comprised of clinical and practice management related rotations. The schedule will be developed by the resident and the residency program administrative director during the orientation period but can always be subject to change. There are seven required learning experiences with three longitudinal aspects: staffing & drug distribution, management of medical emergency (code response), and antiretroviral inpatient monitoring. There are several elective rotations allow for a diverse or specialized residency experience.

The required and elective rotations offered are listed in the table below:

​​Required Elective
Administration & Practice Management Advanced Informatics, Medication Safety, & Operational Impacts
Antimicrobial Management  Ambulatory Care: Anticoagulation & Adult Primary Care
Critical Care Anticoagulation Stewardship Monitoring
Internal Medicine Clinical Informatics
Orientation to Pharmacy Critical Care: Neuroscience (NSICU)
Pediatric & Neonatal  Drug Information/Drug Policy
Solid Organ Transplant Emergency Medicine (ED)
Antiretroviral Inpatient Monitoring (longitudinal)  Hematology/Oncology
Management of Medical Emergency – Code Response (longitudinal)  Infectious Diseases (consult service)
  Operating Room/Anesthesia
  Palliative Care (consult service)
  Pediatric Ambulatory Hematology/Oncology
  Pediatric Intensive Care & Transplant
  Pharmacogenomics (consult service)
  Research/Investigational Drug Services
  *Any required rotation can be repeated.

Additional requirements/activities

To complement their learning, residents will also participate in the following aspects of our program:

  • Drug distribution/Staffing: one evening per week, one weekend per three weeks, one major holiday and two minor holidays
  • Preceptorship of PharmD students from affiliated schools of pharmacy
  • Preparation of Drug Monograph for presentation at corporate Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Collaboration with corporate MedStar Administrators for special projects and committee meetings
  • Organizing monthly journal club
    • Present at least two journal club articles during the course of the residency
  • ACLS training and certification
  • Participation in WMHSP or University of Maryland Teaching Certificate Program
  • Medication Utilization Evaluation (MUE)
  • ACPE continuing education presentation to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
  • Conferences/meeting attendance:
    • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting (December)
    • Annual Eastern States Residency Conference (April/May)
    • Washington Metropolitan Society of Health System Pharmacists Residency Seminars

Application Process

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Salary & Benefits

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