The PGY2 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 pharmacy residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in that practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).
The Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital at The OSUWMC is a 172-bed, comprehensive, cardiovascular center which specializes in the multidisciplinary care of patients with cardiovascular diseases. Each floor is dedicated to a specific service and combines the latest technology with patient –focused care to create the best possible healing environment.
The PGY2 cardiology residency provides the essential skills needed to be proficient in providing pharmaceutical care to patients with various cardiovascular diseases or procedures such as: acute coronary syndromes, electrophysiology, heart failure, thoracic transplant, pulmonary hypertension, and cardiothoracic surgery. Residents will strengthen his/her clinical acumen and communication skills through completion of at least one rotation in the the required areas of: acute coronary syndromes/CICU, cardiothoracic surgery/mechanical circulatory support, electrophysiology, general cardiology, advanced heart failure, thoracic transplant, and cardiovascular ambulatory care. Most of the services are teaching services and may be composed of an attending cardiologist or cardiovascular intensivist, cardiology/anesthesia/surgery fellow, and house staff including residents, interns, or advanced practice providers. Elective rotations are determined based on the resident’s individual goals and at the discretion of the Director.
The PGY2 cardiology resident, under the direction of the Clinical Specialists, will be responsible for leading educational topic discussions/journal clubs with the PharmD students and PGY1 residents. The goal is to make the PGY2 cardiology resident comfortable and confident with his/her knowledge base in an academic environment. Through these sessions the resident will be introduced to various teaching styles and encouraged to develop his/her own style through feedback. During the year, the resident will be expected to be part of the teaching staff engaged in the Pharmacy 7470 case workshops at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Responsibilities include: participating in the cardiology based case workshops and creating quiz/exam questions.
The PGY2 resident will be partnered with a Clinical Specialist who will serve as a mentor for their research project. The resident will be responsible for all aspects of the research project including: IRB construction and submission, data collection and analysis, presentation of data, and manuscript writing. Research projects are presented at The Great Lakes Residency Conference in April/May. At least one abstract will be submitted for presentation at a major meeting (ACCP, ASHP, UHC, ACC, HFSA, SCCM, etc). A manuscript, suitable for publication, will be composed throughout the year and submitted upon completion.
In addition to the formal Great Lakes presentation, the resident will present at least 3 other presentations to healthcare practioners at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. This may include pharmacy continuing education, nursing staff development, or cardiology conferences.
The Cardiology Resident and Preceptors will fill out evaluations via PharmAcademic at the conclusion of each learning experience. In addition, the Residency Director will fill out quarterly and elective evaluations. All evaluations will be discussed with the resident to determine his/her progression toward the goals of the residency in accordance with ASHP standards. The resident will receive a PGY2 Cardiology Residency Certificate upon completion of these goals determined by the Preceptors, Residency Director and the Senior Director of Pharmacy.
Kevin Kissling, PharmD, BCPS – Advanced Heart Failure/Heart Transplant
Kerry Pickworth, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS AQ-Cardiology
Alan Rozycki PharmD, BCCP – Cardiothoracic Surgery/Mechanical Circulatory Support
For more specific information, visit our website at: http://www.osupharmacyresidency.com/.
About The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
As one of America’s top ranked academic medical centers, the mission of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) is to improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education, and patient care.
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