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The residency is a 12-month structured training program designed to develop advanced skills and competence in providing pharmaceutical care to internal medicine patients. The PGY2 residency is composed of four major elements: Patient Care Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care Leadership and Management Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge Program Structure The structure of the residency program at St. Elizabeth is based around multiple one to two month-long 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 third weekend. Rotations The St. Elizabeth PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency program offers a selection of diverse, specialized patient care rotations, allowing the resident to gain experience in multiple internal medicine settings as well as its sub-specialties. 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 Family Medicine Rounds Medical Critical Care Cardiology Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Precepting Clinical and Drug Policy Leadership Required Longitudinal Rotations Transitions of Care Staffing Grand Rounds Quality Improvement Project Cost Management Project Elective Rotations Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nephrology Community Internal Medicine Cardiac/Surgical Critical Care Oncology Palliative Care Ambulatory Care Clinic 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 will learn and apply knowledge with regard to institutional review boards, data collection, and analysis. The resident will also gain experience in the preparation of a manuscript for publication as well as the opportunity to improve his/her public speaking skills through formal presentation. Cost Management Project Completion of a cost management project is a required component of the residency program. Each pharmacy resident will conduct one assigned Cost Management Project, typically encompassing a Medication Use Evaluation (MUE), during their residency year. They will utilize ASHP’s Guidelines on Medication Use Evaluation to evaluates and improves medication-use processes. All cost management project ideas must align with the department’s strategic plan. The Pharmacy Leadership team will develop a list of approved project ideas for the resident to pursue. 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.