Each resident is responsible for completing a research project under the guidance of the residency preceptors. The resident is responsible for conceiving, designing and conducting a project throughout the year. A publishable final manuscript is due by the end of the residency year.
Each resident presents a formal seminar to the St. Louis metropolitan area residents and preceptors as a pharmacist CE program. Assistance in identifying a topic and project timeline will be provided by the residency preceptors.
Pharmacy Clinical Meeting
Weekly meetings among the residents, preceptors, students and staff consisting of journal reviews, informal and formal case presentations and administrative topics. Attendance and participation are mandatory.
Pharmacy Education Series
The Pharmacy Department provides an education series to the pharmacy staff quarterly. Each resident will participate in the education series.
Residents receive appointments as adjunct instructors at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. The resident will have the opportunity to precept students on his/her clerkship rotations. Also, the resident will participate in a didactic teaching workshop (REA) in the fall semester and deliver one lecture in the spring semester to achieve a teaching certificate, if not already completed. Multiple teaching opportunities exist at St. Luke's Hospital with pharmacy staff, medical residents and medical students.
Basic Life Support/Advanced Cardiac Life Support
The resident will complete Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training during the fall, if not already completed. Residents are expected to attend and participate in medical codes. Each resident will respond to stroke and code blue pages.
Each resident provides weekend staffing to the department every third weekend. The resident will also be assigned additional hours (up to six) per week in the evening shift to maintain an appropriate level of operational knowledge for weekend staffing. The resident is responsible for managing the clinical consults, discharge education and order verification.
Each resident will participate in the hospital's medication-related committees during their training. The following are some of the committees: Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Medication Management, ICU Peer Review, Nutrition Peer Review, STEMI, Stroke and Oncology Peer Review.