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Learning Experiences

A longitudinal, patient care-focused experience

Our residency program provides a variety of concurrent longitudinal learning experiences. Residents have the support and mentorship of our team of dedicated clinical preceptors throughout the year, who provide comprehensive training to build residents’ skills and autonomy in outpatient pharmacy practice, which prepares residents to become skilled pharmacy clinicians and leaders.

Required Learning Experiences

  • Anticoagulation and Pharmacotherapy Management – Manage all aspects of patient care pertaining to anticoagulation therapy, and manage and/or administer injectable pharmacotherapy for osteoporosis, lipids, and behavioral health under a collaborative practice agreement that includes prescriptive authority. Part of this experience includes completing an anticoagulation therapy management certificate.
  • Diabetes, Hypertension, and Lipid Management – Care for patients with type 2 diabetes under a collaborative practice agreement that includes prescription and management of medications for diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, and smoking cessation.
  • Leadership and Practice Management – Gain insight into the management of ambulatory pharmacy services within a health system, and become familiar with business and practice management.
  • Medication Distribution – Practice in an in-clinic retail pharmacy (Credena Health Pharmacy Monroe) that offers immunizations, adherence packaging, home delivery, and other patient-centered services.
  • Medication Management – Authorize refills for primary care- and specialty-prescribed medications while also serving as a pharmacy consultant within the primary care clinic.
  • Orientation – Become familiar with the program’s purpose; the design of the program and its requirements and expectations; residency policies; ASHP accreditation standards; learning goals and objectives; methods of evaluation; and where to find program resources.
  • Residency Project – Learn about and practice quality improvement and project design, including planning, implementing, evaluating, and presenting results from a year-long residency project. Develop and practice the skills of reading, comprehending, and critically evaluating and interpreting medical literature.
  • Teaching and Education – Obtain a teaching certificate from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy and learn precepting skills through direct practice with APPE and IPPE students. Residents are also involved in educating patients, providers, clinic staff, and other pharmacists.
  • Transitions of Care – Learn to manage the challenges of reconciling and coordinating plans for medication therapy during care transitions between hospital and home.

Elective Learning Experience

  • Care Management – Perform holistic, chart-based medication reviews for medically and socially complex patients and learn about Care Management services within PMG.