Christiana Care has been a top-rated academic medical center for more than a century. Our residents experience a rigorous and rewarding combination of academic training and hands-on experience.
Christiana Care’s Pharmacy Residency Program offers residents the flexibility to pursue career goals in a patient-centered environment that values mentorship and encourages academic research.
Residents have the opportunity to:
- Develop drug treatment plans and monitor drug therapy through team rounds and direct patient contact.
- Participate in either clinical or administrative research by developing protocols, collecting and analyzing data, and preparing results for publication.
- Receive orientation to investigational drug studies in progress within the institution.
- Develop teaching skills by presenting at in-services and giving formal lectures to health care professionals, by conducting patient consultations, and by assisting in the precepting of pharmacy students.
- Pursue expanded roles as pharmacy practitioners in ambulatory care (PGY-1 only), internal medicine (PGY-1 only), critical care, emergency medicine, hematology/oncology, geriatrics, cardiology, infectious diseases, etc.
- Gain experience in the administrative aspects of a teaching hospital with a large, decentralized pharmacy department, including contracting, personnel management and development of policy and procedures.
- Participate in continuous quality improvement programs and medication improvement initiatives.
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency
Christiana Care’s PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program prepares residents to be effective pharmacists and pursue subspecialty or fellowship opportunities.
Some highlights of the program:
- Residents gain an advanced level of practical training and experience.
- Core curriculum that focuses on developing competency in acute and ambulatory patient care, drug information, drug use policy-making, and practice management.
- A flexible schedule of required and elective rotations enhances proficiency to provide expert pharmaceutical care.
- A strong academic approach combined with “hands on” learning builds skill and fosters confidence.
Schedule of Rotations PGY-1
Core Block Rotations
- Pharmacy Operations.
- Internal Medicine.
- Critical Care.
- Pharmacy Administration.
- Ambulatory Care Clinic.
- Infectious Diseases.
Core Longitudinal Rotations
- Drug Use Policy.
- Ambulatory Care Home Care.
- Ambulatory Care HIV Clinic.
- Integrated Practice.
Elective Block Rotations
- Critical Care-Cardiology.
- Emergency Medicine.
- Nutrition Support.
- Investigational Drugs.
- Pharmacy Informatics.
- Critical Care – Neurology.
- Critical Care – Surgery/Trauma.
- Critical Care – Medical.
- Ambulatory Care – HIV Community Program.
- Ambulatory Care – Anticoagulation Clinic.
- Kidney Transplant.
- Medication Safety.
Residents staff every other weekend and one evening every other week. Following each staffing weekend, the resident receives one weekday off the next week.