PGY1 Goals and Curriculum

Program Goals

 
Upon completion of the City of Hope Pharmacy Residency Program, pharmacist clinicians will be prepared for patient care, adjunct faculty positions or to enter PGY2 training in an area of choice.
 
Residents will grow the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve excellence in any pharmacy environment by developing core competencies to:
 
  • Care for patients in different clinical settings
  • Educate medical, pharmacy, and allied-health personnel
  • Function as a member of a health-care team
  • Foster a commitment to professionalism
  • Manage their own practice
  • Exercise leadership in improving safety of the medication-use system
     

 

Curriculum

 
The curriculum of City of Hope’s Pharmacy Residency Program involves three components: core rotations, elective rotations and project based activities.
 

Core Rotations

 
By completing these core rotations, pharmacy residents gain the necessary breadth of knowledge to confront a variety of clinical problems:
 
  • Administration and Medication Safety (3 weeks)
  • Critical Care (6 weeks)
  • Hematology (5 weeks)
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (5 weeks)
  • Infectious Disease (6 weeks)
  • Medical Surgery (4 weeks)
  • Medical Oncology/Internal Medicine (5 weeks)
  • Pediatrics (2 weeks)
  • Staffing (4 weeks)
     

Electives

 
For pharmacy residents who seek additional training in specialty areas, the following elective rotations are offered (rotation length varies depending on particular rotation and scheduling considerations):
 
  • Administration II
  • Clinical Information Systems
  • Hematology Ambulatory Care Clinic
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation II
  • Inestigational Drug Service
  • Medical Oncology Ambulatory Care Clinic
  • Pediatrics II (Inpatient and Ambulatory Care Clinic)
  • Supportive Care (Pain Service)
     

Other Resident Activities

 
All residents are required to participate in the following activities:
 
  • ACPE Accredited CD Lecture
  • Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
  • Safe Medication Committee
  • Medication Monograph and Formulary Review
  • Adverse Drug Reaction and Pharmacy Intervention Review
  • Weekly Pharmacy Professional Enrichment Series (Seminar)
  • Western States Conference Resident Project Presentation and Manuscript
  • Medication Utilization Evaluation
  • Various Residency Projects

 

Program Contacts

 

Wyndie Tse, Pharm.D
Medication Safety Practitioner
Residency Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Carl Kildoo, Pharm.D, FCSHP
Director of Pharmacy
Residency Program Director
[email protected]