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Additional Residency Experiences

In addition to the experience gained on rotations, the Pharmacy Practice Residents at SJHMC also benefit from being involved in many other professional activities. 

Professional Event Attendance: 

  • You will attend the ASHP Midyear Meeting and contribute to recruiting efforts during the Residency Showcase. You will also have the opportunity for poster presentation and participation in various other educational and networking activities at Midyear.
  • You will attend and present at the Southwestern States Conference.
  • You will represent SJHMC during Residency Showcases and other residency promotional events.

Longitudinal Projects: You will demonstrate the application of your clinical skills by completing required longitudinal projects. These projects include, but are not limited to: 

  • Research project
  • Drug monograph preparation and presentation to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Drug class review with results and recommendations presented to Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Medication use evaluation with results and recommendations presented to Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • The completion of formal drug information questions

Presentations: You will provide education to your peers and medical teams via multiple forums including:

  • Presentation at academic conferences
  • Formal Journal club, seminar, and patient case presentations

Leadership: You will have the opportunity to gain valuable leadership experience and improve upon communication and organization skills through the Lead Resident role. This resident will serve as the point of contact for their residency class and preceptors for questions and updates and hold various leadership responsibilities.

Code Response: Following successful BLS/ACLS certification, the residents will be scheduled for adult code response coverage.

Professional Development: You will have the opportunity to partake in our PGY2/Professional Development Series. This series is conducted by experienced preceptors who have personally experienced the PGY2 match process. Preceptors hold monthly sessions to help guide our PGY1s through the entire application process. Residents who do not wish to apply for PGY2s will also benefit from participation as topics covered include but are not limited to, curriculum vitae and letter of intent writing, job search, and interview tips and tricks.

Teaching Certificate: Residents will obtain a teaching certificate from a local ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy.

Resident Wellness Mentorship Program: The well-being of residents is essential to promote longevity and success throughout the year. This program is designed to partner each resident with a mentor for the year. Pharmacists from both the clinical team as well as the staff pharmacist team have the option to volunteer to participate in the mentorship program. Mentors may choose to enroll or withdraw from the program each year based upon their availability. Residents will be provided a list of available mentors to choose from during orientation. Residents will spend the first 4-6 weeks of the residency program getting to know the mentors and will submit a choice for their mentor for the year. There will be one resident per mentor. The mentor will serve as an additional member of the team to support the resident throughout the year, whether that form of support is work related or wellness related. Residents have the flexibility to meet with their mentor based upon each resident’s needs. Mentors will not submit evaluations of residents as part of this program as the intent is to provide additional support.