Criteria for Resident Graduation

  • Residency research project and written manuscript in publishable form received by the RPD within 3 months of completion of the program
  • Writing development (Drug information questions, medication use evaluations, pharmacy newsletter, formulary monographs presented to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, poster presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, platform presentation at Eastern States Conference)
  • Teaching (in-services, journal clubs, case-based disease state discussions, topic discussions)
  • Participation in multi-disciplinary rounds
  • Attendance at ASHP Midyear, Eastern States, NJSHP Annual Meeting
  • Staffing every other weekend
  • Successful completion of required learning experiences
    • Required learning experiences include:
      • Internal Medicine I and II
      • Critical Care
      • Emergency Medicine
      • Administrative/Medication Safety
      • Infectious Diseases
      • Psychiatry
      • Practice Management
      • Staffing
      • Research Project
  • The following Competency Areas are required:
    • R1: Patient Care
    • R2: Advance Practice and Improve Patient Care
    • R3: Leadership and Management
    • R4: Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge
    • E1: Pharmacy Research
    • E5: Participate in the management of medical emergencies
  • Required educational goals and objectives are assessed as “Achieved for Residency” for 90% of objectives.
    • Goals that must be achieved:
      • R1.1 In collaboration with the healthcare team, provide safe and effective patient care to a diverse range of patients, including those with multiple co-morbidities, high-risk medication regimens and multiple medications following a consistent patient care process
      • R1.2: Ensure continuity of care during patient transitions between care settings
      • R1.3: Prepare, dispense and manage medications to support safe and effective drug therapy for patients
      • R2.1: Demonstrate ability to manage formulary and medication-use processes, as applicable to the organization
      • R2.2: Demonstrate ability to evaluate and investigate practice, review data, and assimilate scientific evidence to improve patient care and/or the medication use system
      • R3.1: Demonstrate leadership skills
      • R3.2: Demonstrate management skills
      • R4.1: Provide effective medication and practice related education to patients, caregivers, health care professionals , students and the public (individuals and groups)
      • R4.2: Effectively employs appropriate preceptors’ roles when engaged in teaching (e.g. students, pharmacy technicians, or other health care professionals).
      • E1.1: Conduct and analyze results of pharmacy research
      • E5.1: Participate in the management of medical emergencies
    • Objectives that must be achieved:
      • R1.1.1: (Applying) Interact effectively with health care teams to manage patients’ medication therapy.
      • R1.1.2 (Applying) Interact effectively with patients, family members, and caregivers.
      • R1.1.3: (Analyzing) Collect information on which to base safe and effective medication therapy.
      • R1.1.4: (Analyzing) Analyze and assess information on which to base safe and effective medication therapy.
      • R1.1.5: (Creating) Design or redesign safe and effective patient-centered therapeutic regimens and monitoring plans (care plans).
      • R1.1.6: (Applying) Ensure implementation of therapeutic regimens and monitoring plans (care plans) by taking appropriate follow-up actions.
      • R1.1.7: (Applying) Document direct patient care activities appropriately in the medical record or where appropriate.
      • R1.1.8: (Applying) Demonstrate responsibility to patients.
      • R1.2.1: (Applying) Manage transitions of care effectively.
      • R1.3.1: (Applying) Prepare and dispense medications following best practices and the organization’s policies and procedures.
      • R1.3.2: (Applying) Manage aspects of the medication-use process related to formulary management.
      • R1.3.3: (Applying) Manage aspects of the medication-use process related to oversight of dispensing.
      • R2.1.1 (Creating) Prepare a drug class review, monograph, treatment guideline, or protocol.
      • R2.1.2 (Applying) Participate in a medication-use evaluation.
      • R2.1.3: (Analyzing) Identify opportunities for improvement of the medication-use system.
      • R2.1.4: (Applying) Participate in medication event reporting and monitoring.
      • R2.2.1: (Analyzing) Identify changes needed to improve patient care and/or the medication-use systems.
      • R2.2.2: (Creating) Develop a plan to improve the patient care and/or medication-use system.
      • R2.2.3: (Applying) Implement changes to improve patient care and/or the medication-use system.
      • R2.2.4: (Evaluating) Assess changes made to improve patient care or the medication-use system.
      • R2.2.5: (Creating) Effectively develop and present, orally and in writing, a final project report.
      • R3.1.1: (Applying) Demonstrate personal, interpersonal, and teamwork skills critical for effective leadership.
      • R3.1.2: (Applying) Apply a process of on-going self-evaluation and personal performance improvement.
      • R3.2.1: (Understanding) Explain factors that influence departmental planning.
      • R3.2.2 (Understanding) Explain the elements of the pharmacy enterprise and their relationship to the healthcare system.
      • R3.2.3: (Applying) Contribute to departmental management.
      • R3.2.4: (Applying) Manage one’s own practice effectively.
      • R4.1.1: (Applying) Design effective educational activities.
      • R4.1.2: (Applying) Use effective presentation and teaching skills to deliver education.
      • R4.1.3: (Applying) Use effective written communication to disseminate knowledge.
      • R4.1.4: (Applying) Appropriately assess effectiveness of education.
      • R4.2.1: (Analyzing) When engaged in teaching, select a preceptors’ role that meets learners’ educational needs.
      • R4.2.2: (Applying) Effectively employ preceptor roles, as appropriate.
      • E1.1.1: (Creating) Design, execute, and report results of investigations of pharmacy-related issues
      • E1.1.2: (Analyzing) Participate in prospective and retrospective clinical, humanistic, and economic outcomes analyses
      • E5.1.1: (Applying) Exercise skill as a team member in the management of medical emergencies according to the organization’s policies and procedures
  • Progress towards completion of the Residency Program will be evaluated every 3 months between the Resident and the Residency Program Director. A written action plan will be developed every 3 months to address performance improvement.