The PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency at Nebraska Medicine offers a unique and stimulating learning environment which provides comprehensive clinical training in solid organ transplant pharmacy practice. A resident completing this program will be a competent practitioner in the care of transplant patients and will be qualified to function as a highly skilled transplant practitioner within a health system or in academia.
The resident will be integrally involved with health-care professionals throughout the continuum of patient care, including patient education, assessment and therapeutic recommendations. Working with experienced pharmacy clinicians, the resident also will gain experience serving as a preceptor for pharmacy students and PGY1 pharmacy residents. Residents will provide compassionate, evidence-based, progressive medical care. The program allows tailored instruction for the individual based on interest and past experiences.
Education and Research
Residents will enhance their teaching and presentation skills in a variety of settings. A clinical research project is to be completed and presented at a designated venue. Additional teaching experiences are integrated throughout the year using seminars, patient cases, journal clubs and in-service education for health-care professionals. The resident will also present one formal Pharmacy Grand Rounds presentation and one didactic lecture at the affiliated College of Pharmacy.
Selective Required Longitudinal Rotation (choose one of two rotations below, 26 weeks)
Outpatient Kidney Transplant Clinic
Outpatient Liver Transplant Clinic
Elective Rotations (choose 2-4 weeks each)
Adult Liver Transplant II
Adult Kidney Transplant II
Cardiothoracic Transplant/Heart Failure II
Pediatric Transplant II
Advanced Abdominal Transplant Ambulatory Care
Cardiothoracic Critical Care
Trauma Critical Care
Transplant Infectious Diseases II
Leadership Development Series (longitudinal, 52 weeks, July-June, if not completed during PGY1 year)
Nebraska Medicine is the clinical partner of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), which includes the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry and Allied Health. UNMC, with an enrollment of more than 4000 students, is the only public academic health science center in Nebraska and is internationally recognized as a leader in patient care, research and education. The not-for-profit hospital is known for excellence and innovation in medicine.
Since the first transplant program was established in 1970 at Nebraska Medicine, it has become a respected leader in solid organ transplantation as well as cardiology, blood and marrow transplantation, oncology and neurosciences. As the primary teaching hospital for UNMC, Nebraska Medicine is an 810-bed hospital with dedicated units and staff that specialize in the care of transplant patients. PGY2 solid organ transplant pharmacy residents will work in multidisciplinary settings to provide comprehensive care to patients receiving liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas and intestine transplants. They will have the opportunity to collaborate with practitioners who are developing innovative therapies that shape the field of transplantation.
By combining state-of-the-art research, education and exceptional patient care, we offer the best of both worlds. The working relationship between Nebraska Medicine and the UNMC College of Pharmacy provides a solid foundation for a quality pharmacy residency program. The program provides an excellent mixture of clinical experiences, one-on-one interaction with faculty and clinical preceptors and the flexibility to modify the program to individual needs. In addition, the residency provides many opportunities for educating and precepting students. The end result is pharmacy training that actively involves the resident in patient care, education and research.
Applicants shall be graduates of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program
Applicants must be completing or have completed an ASHP-accredited or candidate-status PGY1 residency
Applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of Nebraska. Licensure must be obtained by July 31
Applicants shall participate and adhere to all rules of the ASHP Matching Program
Candidates are required to complete and submit an online electronic application through PhORCAS.
Required application materials include the following:
Letter of intent (addressing program specific questions)
Pharmacy school transcripts
Three PhORCAS standardized references
Please visit www.nebraskamed.com/pharmacy/residency for more application information.
Nebraska Medicine is the research, education, and clinical partner of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), which includes six colleges in the health sciences and an enrollment of more than 4,000 students. Together, their mission is to lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care.
People come from around the country and the world for the unique expertise available from Nebraska Medicine. A pioneer in many firsts in Nebraska, experts have built an international reputation for breakthroughs in cancer care, organ transplantation, and treatment of infectious diseases, including antimicrobial stewardship and biocontainment. The two hospitals, Nebraska Medical Center and Bellevue Medical Center, have earned many certifications to deliver on the promise of “Serious Medicine, Extraordinary Care.”
Nebraska Medical Center is the state’s largest hospital and for several consecutive years has been awarded best in state by U.S. News & World Report. It is listed as one of the 100 greatest hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review an...d included in Forbes as one of the best employers in the state. Nebraska Medicine has also been recognized by the Human Right's Campaign as a "LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader."