Each resident will complete a major research project that involves writing the proposal, obtaining IRB approval, collecting and analyzing data and then preparing a written summary of the project and results. If the project involves writing or revising a protocol, the resident will have an integral role in this process as well.
The residency project will be presented as a poster in the Resident Poster Session at the ASHP Midyear meeting as well as podium presentations at the SJMHS Research Forum and the Great Lakes Residency Conference.
The residents also complete smaller projects including a P&T drug monograph, a medication use evaluation, and a newsletter article.
The residents have a yearlong appointment as adjunct clinical faculty of the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. This appointment provides access to many university resources. The residents have opportunities to serve as classroom and clinical instructors for third and fourth year pharmacy students.
To provide formal presentation experience, each resident participates in a nursing education lecture series and gives a pharmacy CE presentation.
A good working knowledge of distributive processes is considered integral to providing effective clinical services. The residents work every three weekends, performing clinical responsibilities including pharmacokinetic monitoring, antimicrobial stewardship and anticoagulation monitoring. On- line staffing experience is accomplished working two evening shifts per month. Residents may also provide clinical staffing support around holidays as needed.