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The PGY1 residency is composed of four major elements: Patient Care Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care Leadership and Management Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge St. Elizabeth Healthcare offers the unique option of two different residency timelines, the traditional July to June and a novel timeline of January to December. Each timeline has its own distinct match number allowing candidates to apply to one or the other or both if they desire. The two timelines allow for more individualized training and attention during orientation and also facilitate better resident retention throughout the healthcare system after graduation. Precepting Philosophy Team-based precepting is an innovative learning model based on the premise of collaborative mentoring. In this model, a primary preceptor works together with several other qualified pharmacists to provide quality rotation experiences for PGY1 residents. These interactions provide opportunities for coaching and facilitating personal and professional growth for residents. Program Structure The structure of the residency program at St. Elizabeth is based around monthly learning experiences (rotations). Staffing experiences will occur on the weekends with residency specific activities occurring Monday through Friday. The typical resident schedule is Monday through Friday and every other weekend. Rotations St. Elizabeth’s PGY1 program offers a selection of diverse patient care rotations, allowing for the flexibility to pursue individual goals. During each rotation, the resident is expected to perform independently and demonstrate an increasing proficiency in pharmacy practice. The resident will develop critical thinking skills, while monitoring patient progress and medication therapy. Required Rotations Orientation Anticoagulation Clinic Internal Medicine Pharmacy Administration & Drug Policy Development Medical Critical Care Cardiology Surgery Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacy Staffing Block Required Longitudinal Rotations Pharmacy Staffing Grand Rounds Quality Improvement Project Cost Management Project Medication Safety Elective Longitudinal Rotations Family Medicine (Ambulatory Care) Elective Rotations Infectious Disease Neonatal Intensive Care Unit/Labor & Delivery Advanced Neonatal ICU Family Medicine (Ambulatory Care) Geriatrics Informatics Advanced Internal Medicine Oncology Emergency Medicine Cardiovascular and Surgical Critical Care Quality Improvement Project Completion of a quality improvement project is a required component of the residency program. The purpose of this requirement is to introduce the resident to the principles of scientific method including the design, preparation, performance and interpretation of a quality improvement project. The resident also gains experience in the preparation of a manuscript for publication and improves his/her public speaking skills through formal presentation. St. Elizabeth Healthcare uses a self-sustaining, flipped quality improvement model for most projects, in order to maximize efficiency and impact of the completed pharmacy resident project. The flipped quality improvement model means the residents start the year with an approved and developed project, allowing for immediate data collection, quicker analysis and results. The last 2-3 months of the year are spent developing a new quality improvement project and submitting for IRB approval for an incoming resident. The resident still participates in all of the same components, but in a “flipped” order. Teaching Certificate Program Though not a program requirement, residents have the opportunity to participate in the Teaching Certificate Program (TCP) affiliated with the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy (University of Cincinnati). Residents participate in formal seminars on precepting philosophy and technique, teaching experiences at the college of pharmacy and the development of a teaching portfolio program. This program will allow the resident to gain a broad understanding of issues in pharmacy education and opportunities to practice their teaching skills.