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Residents are expected to comply with the residency program terms and conditions and satisfactorily complete all requirements listed below. Residents who adequately complete the residency requirements will receive their Residency Certificate as evidence of program completion. Evaluation of the resident's progress in completing the requirements is done as part of the rotation and quarterly evaluation/review process. The preceptors, in combination with the Residency Program Director, shall assess the ability of the resident to meet the requirements and work with the resident to assure their satisfactory completion.
ASHP PGY1 Residency Standards
Resident achievement of 90% of these standards.
Residents are scheduled for the hospital’s formal orientation program in July of each year. Attendance is mandatory. The orientation is designed to introduce the incoming residents to Highline Medical Center.
Residents are expected to effectively communicate with other health care professionals in all methods of communication (e.g. verbal, phone, written).
Residents will become efficient in providing drug information through comprehensive literature searches. Residents will become familiar with various references to expedite information retrieval, including dosing, adverse effects, therapeutic classes and uses, formulary drugs and alternatives to non-formulary drugs.
Residents will participate in journal club, case presentations, and various committees to enhance presentation skills. Topics and format are up to the discretion of the preceptor.
Residents will be involved in various teaching activities, including in-services for the medical, nursing, and/or pharmacy staff, case presentations, and precepting students. Residents will teach a course at Clover Park for the pharmacy technician program. Residents will present at Franciscan Medical Group (FMG) Lunch and Learn sessions.
Residency Research Project
Residents are expected to complete a research project designed to improve pharmacy practice. The residents can choose a project from preceptor suggestions or submit his/her research proposal to the RPD for approval. One to two preceptors and the RPD will serve as co-investigators for the project. The preceptor(s) will be determined by the topic of the research project. All projects must be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Western States Conference. The residents will prepare a manuscript of their Research Project in a format acceptable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Editorial assistance by a preceptor is required. A residency certificate will not be awarded until the project is completed.
Core Group Participation
Residents will participate in 2 core groups based on the interests of the resident. Residents are expected to attend meetings, take minutes as requested, and complete projects within the core group.
Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T)
Residents are required to attend all P&T meetings. Projects for P&T include writing and presenting drug monographs and formulary class reviews.
Medication Safety Committee
Residents are required to attend all Highline meetings. Residents will assist the pharmacy managers with analysis and presentation of medication errors and adverse drug reaction data.
Medication Use Evaluation (MUE)
Residents are required to complete a MUE and present findings to the P&T Committee and/or Medication Safety Committee.
Residents will contribute to the Script newsletters and be responsible as the editor for at least 1 month.
Residents will serve as role models for our interns and facilitate meetings at least quarterly to aid in their professional development.
All residents must participate in operational activities designed to ensure that residents gain operational experience and understand the distribution process. To achieve this, residents are scheduled to staff typically up to 24 hours every two weeks.
Residency Advisory Committee
Residents will attend scheduled meetings to discuss issues pertaining to the residency program and participate in actions/recommendations made at the meetings. Meetings will be scheduled by the RPD every other month.
Other Administrative Meetings
Residents are required to attend all meetings that the current preceptor attends.
The resident’s progress and project status will be reviewed at the Residency Preceptor Meetings.
Each resident will assist with the residency recruitment efforts of the department. Each resident is a valuable source of information and advice for potential candidates.
- ASHP: Each resident is required to spend time providing information to interested candidates during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Residents will staff the residency showcase.
- Residency Selection Committee: Each resident will participate in the process of selecting residents for the upcoming year. Time will be scheduled during the interview for interviewees to interact with current residents.