PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant- Indiana University Health
Indiana University Health
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Type: Residency PGY-2
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PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in Solid Organ Transplant. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulate experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care of other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
The focus of this residency is to transition a PGY1 pharmacist from a generalist to an independent clinical specialist and an essential member of an interdisciplinary team in the solid organ transplant specialty area. The PGY2 solid organ transplant residency is designed to train future transplant clinical pharmacists in both the inpatient and outpatient setting and across both abdominal and cardiothoracic solid organ types. Additionally, the residency will provide training in patients requiring mechanical circulatory support (MCS). There are optional learning experiences available in pediatric solid organ transplant. Residency graduates are equipped to participate as integral members of interdisciplinary teams caring for solid organ transplant patients, assuming responsibility for the patient’s medication-related care.
The resident will acquire knowledge and skills in managing immunosuppression, infectious prophylaxis regimens, and post-transplant complications in solid organ transplant recipients. Additionally, the resident will gain experience in managing pharmacotherapy in patients on MCS. Graduates will exit with the ability to work collaboratively with other transplant clinical providers to design and implement both organ-specific and patient-specific care plans that optimize immunosuppression while minimizing opportunistic infections, hematologic/oncologic complications, and adverse side effects.
Longitudinal experiences will engage the resident in necessary transplant pharmacy administration activities, educational opportunities in practice and didactic settings, and participation in quality improvement initiatives. The resident will function as an effective member of the transplant multidisciplinary team and acquire the necessary practice skills of a qualified solid organ transplant clinical pharmacist. Additionally, the resident may gain experience in professional organization participation, medication appeals, regulatory standards, and transplant administration fundamentals.
Earn an “Achieved” status on at least 80% of the program objectives
Successfully complete a research project with manuscripts
Successfully complete an ACPE accredited presentation
Complete 12 months of training
Complete a quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) project
Complete 2 educational activities to transplant clinicians
Complete 2 journal clubs focusing on transplant-related topics
The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure. Completion of a prior ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required.
All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check, and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation and completion of clinical case will be required.
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