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Internal Medicine Rotation

Rotation Goal

The Internal Medicine rotation is designed to provide an introduction to general medicine. The resident will evaluate and observe patients with various disease states through clinical assessment and daily monitoring of patients, as well as interactions with preceptor and other healthcare providers.

Rotation Description

Internal Medicine is aimed at providing comprehensive training in the pharmacotherapeutic management of general medicine patients.  The resident will work with their preceptor in a de-centralized community based practice model focused on development of pharmaceutical competencies and application of pharmaceutical care across the continuum.

Rotation Activities

  • Participate in proactive profile review of general medicine patients
  • Provide daily monitoring and clinical assessment of patients, providing formal kinetics, renal, anticoagulation and antimicrobial stewardship services
  • Participate in order verification, which facilitates collaboration with other members of the healthcare team to resolve drug-related issues
  • Lead topic discussions for students on rotation and provide guidance for journal club presentations/case presentation (when applicable)
  • Meet with preceptor for patient/topic discussion on areas not mastered in didactic training

Rotation Requirements

  • Prior to beginning the Internal Medicine rotation, residents will need to have completed the departmental orientation training and be licensed to practice pharmacy.
  • Meet with the preceptor daily to discuss patient care issues, therapeutic goals, topic discussions, and personal progress through rotation.
  • Provide formal discussions to the preceptor on Internal Medicine topics. The resident will be prepared to present the topic with current literature and application to our patient population.
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification, which is provided early in the residency.
  • Document all patient care interventions and adverse drug interactions daily in the clinical decision support software, Theradoc?. A minimum of 10 interventions should be documented weekly.

Preceptors

Jennifer Moeller Pharm.D., BCPS
Julie Gould-Eckert, Pharm.D., BCPS
Han Truong, Pharm.D., BCPS
Elizabeth J. Espinel, Pharm.D.
Julianne Harcombe, Pharm.D., BCNSP
Christina Lee, Pharm.D.
Jennifer Mejia, Pharm.D., BCPS



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