PGY2 Internal Medicine

Introduction: 

The PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program at The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy/Banner – University Medical Center South is a 12-month residency program in accreditation candidate status by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). A pharmacist completing this program will be well-prepared to provide direct patient care services to the internal medicine patients in an acute, tertiary care facility. Upon successful completion of the residency program, a certificate will be awarded to the resident by the college and the hospital. 

Number of Positions: 1

About the Program: 

The program emphasizes clinical practice consisting of required (core) learning experiences in acute care pharmacy practice and internal medicine. Additionally, the resident may elect three to four elective experiences (such as infectious diseases, cardiology, pain management, toxicology, psychiatry) to enhance their learning. This program enables the resident to further develop and apply teaching and research techniques. The resident will also have an opportunity to develop their leadership skills through longitudinal leadership experience. Upon successful completion of the residency program, an appropriate certificate is awarded to the resident.

Learning Experiences
Core: 
  • Internal Medicine I
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Internal Medicine III
  • Internal Medicine IV
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Research
  • Administration/Leadership
Electives: 
  • Cardiology 
  • Infectious Diseases
  • ID/Stewardship
  • Pain Management 
  • Behavioral Health
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Poison Center/Toxicology
  • Oncology/BMT, Adult
  • Nutrition
  • And others
Longitudinal: 
  • Resident Research Project
  • Weekend Clinical Staffing
  • Ambulatory care clinic 
  • Leadership
Clinical Responsibilities: 

The resident will participate in safe, evidence-based, compassionate, and cost-effective patient care. All patient care activities are under the supervision of attending pharmacists and commensurate with the resident's level of training as determined by the residency program. The resident will communicate effectively with supervising attending pharmacists regarding his/her patient evaulation, interpretation of diagnostic tests, and plan of care and intended therapeutic interventions. Additionally, the resident will provide oral and written consultations focused on improving patient outcomes and enhancing communication with the health care team. 

Academic Responsibilities: 

The resident's responsibilities include the following: assisting in the education and training of pharmacy students during IPPE and APPE rotations, participating in clincial faculty research as opportunities become available, and facilitating patient case and journal club discussions. 

The resident is also responsible for the development, implementation, and evaulation of a research project. The objective is to develop the resident's skills in problem identification, investigation, and solution. Each project must be approved by the residency program director. After completion of data collection and analysis, the resident will be responsible for drafting a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. 

Weekend Staffing/On-call Responsibilities: 

The resident is required to staff every third weekend. Weekend staffing shifts will vary between clinical staffing duties and operational duties. Clinical staffing consists of pharmacokinetic monitoring, anticoagulation monitoring and education, ED culture follow up, and other duties as deemed necessary. Operational staffing will include the following: performing centralized pharmacy order verification, responding to adult codes, answering drug information questions, and other duties as deemed necessary. 

The resident is also responsible for coverage of the transitions of care pager for at least 4 weeks out of the year. The resident will answer medication questions from patients recently discharged from the hospital. 

Benefits and Financial Provisions: 

The salary for this program is competitive with similar residency programs nationwide. The resident is entitled to all benefits provided to full time University of Arizona appointed personnel. Funds may be provided to help offset travel expenses to selected state and national meetings. 

Application Process: 

This residency program participates in the ASHP-associated Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for applications and the National Matching Service (NMS) for the residency matching process.

Please submit the following REQUIRED documents through the PhORCAS system by the 1st Friday of the year:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Pharmacy School Transcripts
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
     

On-site interviews for invited applications will occur in late January through February. 

Contact Information: 

For additional information about the PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency Program, please contact:

Kateryna Yenina, PharmD, BCPS
Director, PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program
Banner – University Medical Center South
2800 E. Ajo Way
Pharmacy Services
Tucson, AZ 85713
Phone: (520) 874-1270
Email: kateryna.yenina@bannerhealth.com