1. Service Commitment
  2. Teaching Opportunities
  3. Ambulatory Care Component
  4. Resident Seminar – Included in the resident’s educational experience is delivery of a formal Resident Seminar presentation on a current or controversial therapeutic topic. The seminar is presented to St. Louis metropolitan area residents, preceptors and faculty. Guidelines for seminar preparation are provided. Assistance in identifying a topic and preparation will be provided by program director and preceptors.
  5. Residency Project – The resident is responsible for conceiving, designing and conducting a research project during the year. The project will be completed under the guidance of one of the residency preceptors. A wide variety of projects are acceptable, including clinical research, retrospective clinical studies and quality improvement projects. Completion of a manuscript is required and submission to a reputable journal for publication is highly recommended. Additionally, the resident will be given the opportunity to complete an administrative project over the course of their year.
  6. Residents’ Statistics and Research Course - Under the tutelage of pharmacy preceptors, residents are lectured on various statistical topics and the use of SPSS. The course is designed to complement the design and analysis of the resident’s research project. Topics include study design and methodology; an overview of the hospital’s Informatics database; institutional review board submission process and review; an introduction to SPSS and setting up an SPSS database; basic statistical tests; multivariate analysis; and survival analysis. Other statistical topics commonly found on BCPS board certification exams are also covered and included adjusting for multiple comparisons; sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic tests; and analysis of non-inferiority and equivalency trials.
  7. Wednesday Case Conferences – Informal case presentations provide an opportunity for collaboration with the neighboring adult hospital.
  8. Leadership Development - Monthly meetings with the Director of Pharmacy and/or Residency Program Director will encompass the administrative and leadership development component of our program. Additional skill development opportunities include active participation in hospital and departmental-specific committees.
  9. Pharmacy Newsletter – By completion of the year, the resident will submit an article for publication in the pharmacy newsletter.
  10. Presentation Skill-Building - The resident will complete a variety of presentations, in-services and journal clubs throughout the year as part of their acute care rotation experience.
  11. Community Service - The resident will participate in community service roles during Flu Clinic and Poison Prevention Week
  12. Travel