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PGY2 Residency

The academic medical center of IU Health has an inpatient base of more than 1,300 patients. This provides residents with the opportunity for practice in diverse adult and pediatric environments, in both academic and community hospital settings. In addition, residents will have the opportunity to participate in the development of PGY1 Residents and Doctor of Pharmacy students from both Purdue University and Butler University.

Salary & BenefitsSlice

  • Competitive Salary
  • Health Benefits
  • Dental Benefits
  • Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts—Pretax payment of health and dependent care expenses
  • Paid Time Off—16 days
  • $1,000 travel stipend for professional meeting of resident's choice per year
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference expenses paid
  • Parking
    • Free parking—surface lots
    • Garage parking—available for a fee

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Health Benefits
  • Dental Benefits
  • Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts—Pretax payment of health and dependent care expenses
  • Paid Time Off—16 days
  • $1,000 travel stipend for professional meeting of resident's choice per year
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference expenses paid
  • Parking
    • Free parking—surface lots
    • Garage parking—available for a fee

Ambulatory Care

Purpose

The purpose of this residency shall be to develop ambulatory care practitioners able to create, enhance, integrate and provide chronic disease management, preventative care, and transitional care pharmacy services in a variety of ambulatory care environments across the healthcare system. 

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Handout

Description

The Ambulatory Care residency is designed to deepen the resident’s understanding of both practice management and clinical skills necessary to successfully integrate ambulatory care pharmacy services into the healthcare system. The program emphasizes chronic disease management in the primary care setting while also allowing for experience in multiple specialty clinic areas. Service evaluation, creation/ enhancement, and third-party reimbursement will be focus areas in each setting in which the resident rotates. The resident will have the opportunity to teach PharmD students in both didactic and experiential situations.

Rotation Structure

Required Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Specialty Pharmacy Orientation
  • Primary Care
  • New Service Development
  • Anticoagulation
  • Clinical Management
  • Diabetes Camp
  • Research Project
  • Staffing

Elective Rotations

  • Infectious Disease (HIV, Hep C)
  • Solid Organ Transplant (Thoracic)
  • Pulmonary ( Pulmonary Hypertension, Cystic Fibrosis) 
  • Medical Mission Trip
  • Transitions of Care (Surgical, Cardiology)
  • Hematology/ Oncology

How to Apply

The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure. Completion of a prior ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required. All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check, and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation and completion of clinical case will be required.

Requirements for application via PhORCAS:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official College Transcripts

Contact Information

Bailee Belcher, PharmD, BCACP Residency Program Director
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care
IU Health Methodist Hospital – Advanced Heart & Lung Care Center
1801 N Senate Blvd Suite 2000 Indianapolis, IN 46202
317.962.4787 (phone)
bbelche2@iuhealth.org

Critical Care

IU Health's ASHP accredited PGY2 Critical Care Residency program takes advantage of a large and diverse critical care population throughout the three downtown IU Health hospitals, with a focus on adult critical care. The resident will gain knowledge and expertise in pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics, drug utilization and pathophysiology of critical care. The pharmacists completing this residency program will be competent and confident to practice in almost any critical care environment.

PGY2 Critical Care Residency Handout 

Overview

The purpose of this residency is to prepare the resident to become an independent clinical specialist in critical illness syndromes and to function as an essential member of an interdisciplinary team, able to identify and implement opportunities for improvement and expansion of the medication-use system.

IU Health’s ASHP-accredited PGY2 residency in critical care pharmacy is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to a specialized practice that meets the needs of critically ill patients. PGY2 residency graduates exit equipped to be fully integrated members of the interdisciplinary critical care team, able to make complex medication and nutrition support recommendations in this fast-paced environment. Training focuses on developing resident capability to deal with a range of diseases and disorders that occur in the critically ill. Special emphasis is placed on the complexities of multiple organ system failure and the difficulties imposed on care when patients require life-sustaining interventions and rapid, evidence-based, decision-making.

Graduates of the critical care residency are experienced in short-term research in the critical care environment and excel in their ability to teach other health professionals and those in training to be health professionals. They also acquire the experience necessary to exercise leadership for critical care practice in the health system and to contribute to organizational medication-use systems.  Graduates will also be prepared to take the critical care board certification examination.

Rotation Structure

Adult critical care rotation options include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical/Surgical
  • Trauma
  • Neurosurgical
  • Pulmonary
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Burn
  • Overnight ICU/Emergency Medicine Practice

Pediatric critical care rotations include:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Neonatal Intensive Care

In addition, any of the other diverse clinical rotations may be elected, including:

  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Surgery
  • Toxicology

Other Activities

  • Residency Teaching Certificate
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Committee Participation
  • Clinical Evening and Weekend Staffing
  • Presentation at Regional Research Meeting or National Meeting
  • Co-author a manuscript suitable for publication
  • Achieving Pharmacotherapy Board Certification is encouraged

Residency Completion

Upon the completion of this residency, the critical care resident will have achieved the following objectives:

  • Have the knowledge base and pharmaceutical care skills to provide comprehensive medication management in various critical care settings.
  • Function as an effective member of the critical care team and be integrated in the health-care system.
  • Acquire the practice skills of a qualified critical care pharmacist.
  • Provide effective educational activities in practice and didactic settings. Educate patients/families, and current and future healthcare professionals.
  • Develop and complete clinical research activities. Each resident is required to complete a major project.
  • Share a commitment to the profession through participation in professional organizations.
  • Demonstrate self-assessment and self-improvement behaviors. 

How to Apply

The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure. Completion of a prior ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required. All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check, and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation and completion of clinical case will be required.

Deadline for PhORCAS Application: January 5
Application Requirements (Submitted via PhORCAS)

  • Letter of Intent
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Three ASHP Recommendation Forms
  • Official College Transcripts 

Contact Information

Judith Jacobi, PharmD, MCCM, FCCP, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care
IU Health Methodist Hospital
1701 N. Senate Blvd. AG 401
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317.962.8609

Drug Information Center

Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and IU Health offer a one-year ASHP accredited PGY2 Residency in Drug Information/Drug Use Policy. This residency program provides advanced training in an institutional-based drug information center on various topics, including the provision of drug information, formulary and drug use policy management, adverse drug reaction and medication variance evaluation and reporting, literature analysis and integration of service throughout a multi-hospital system. Objectives of this residency parallel those developed by ASHP for PGY2 Residency Training in Drug Information Practice.

Overview

The Indiana University Health/Purdue University PGY2 Drug Information Residency provides advanced training in an institutional-based drug information center, including the provision of drug information, formulary management, drug use policy management, adverse drug reaction and medication variance evaluation, literature analysis, teaching at the university setting, pharmacy management, and integration of services throughout a multi-hospital system. The successful resident will demonstrate a desire to learn, a sincere interest in the profession, dedication to achieving all outcomes of the residency, and the clinical and professional skill set to practice at the level of a drug information specialist.

PGY2 pharmacy residencies in drug information are designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to a specialized role as an organizational leader in the development of safe and effective medication-use policies and/or processes and in the expert analysis of medication-related information.

Residents leave the program as experts in searching, retrieving, analyzing, synthesizing, and disseminating biomedical literature. Their analysis includes the ability to differentiate the degree to which information is evidence-based. They can assert their ability to access and interpret the facts as decisions about policy development for the use of medications, and the development of medication-use processes that reflect those policies, are made. Graduates possess the advanced facilitation skills to inform the organization’s policy-making bodies, influence their decision making, and participate in the management of the decision-making process.

Pharmacists completing the residency are well prepared to meet the education and training needs of both health care professionals and health care professionals in training. Also, they are very capable of representing the pharmacy perspective in designing and applying technology and automation systems. Their excellent writing skills equip them to both contribute to the biomedical literature themselves and to provide peer review for other contributors.

The superior communication skills developed in this residency enable a graduate to function as a leader for activities such as conducting drug information practice-related projects and contributing to the management of other projects.

Rotation Structure

Areas of experience will include, but are not limited to:

Required Longitudinal Rotations

  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Project
  • Staffing

Required Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Drug Information 1, 2 & 3
  • Drug-Use Policy 1, 2, & 3
  • Medication Safety 1
  • Academic Pharmacy
  • Administration
  • Elective Rotations

Residency Completion

To complete the PGY2 Drug Information Residency, the resident will:

  • Have active involvement in the management of drug use policy efforts at IU Health including participation in Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee activities, formulary management, and implementation of drug policy guidelines and protocols throughout a multi-hospital system.
  • Focus on quality improvement efforts involving adverse drug reaction and medication variance evaluation and reporting including participation in the Medication Safety Committee.
  • Provision of drug information to health care professionals affiliated with IU Health and surrounding health care settings.
  • Prepare and publication of pharmacy newsletters.
  • Teach Purdue University PharmD candidates in both didactic and experiential settings.
  • Complete administrative responsibilities associated with an institutional-based Drug Use Policy Service and Purdue University Department of Pharmacy Practice. 

How to Apply

The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure. Completion of a prior ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required. All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check, and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation and completion of clinical case will be required.

Deadline for PhORCAS Application: January 5
Application Requirements (Submitted via PhORCAS)

  • Letter of Intent
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Three ASHP Recommendation Forms
  • Official College Transcripts 

Contact Information

Jennifer Reddan, PharmD, FASHP
IU Health Department of Pharmacy Services
170 N. Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Office: 317.962.1437
Fax: 317.962.1756

Emergency Medicine

Overview

IU Health offers a one year PGY2 Emergency Medicine specialty residency (accreditation pending). This PGY2 residency is unique in that it provides a wide variety of practice opportunities, including a level 1 trauma center, level one pediatric trauma center and community based emergency medicine practice settings. Upon completion of this residency program the resident will have the knowledge and experience to practice in most emergency care settings.

PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Handout

The emergency medicine specialty residency is designed to ensure the resident gains the experience and knowledge they need to work as a clinical pharmacy specialist in almost any emergency room setting. This program largely focuses on the care of critically ill and trauma patients, but with over 100,000 emergency room visits at IU Health Methodist Hospital alone there are additional experiences in the less acute patient population. In addition to training at IU Health Methodist, residents train at Riley Hospital for Children which is the only level one pediatric trauma center in the state of Indiana. Additional opportunities include experience in toxicology, disaster medicine, and EMS shadowing as well as many other ICU and non-ICU rotation opportunities.

Rotation Structure

Required One-Month Experiences

  • Adult Emergency Medicine – 5+ months
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine – 1 month rotation or longitudinal experience
  • Adult Critical Care
  • Trauma ICU (1 month)
  •  Neuro ICU (1 month)

Elective Opportunities

  • Burn (Eskenazi Health)
  • Cardiovascular ICU
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medical ICU
  • Pediatric ICU – Medical and Cardiovascular
  • Poison Center/Toxicology (1 month or longitudinal)
  • Transplant (Solid organ, Stem cell)

Required Longitudinal Experiences & Activities

  • Pharmacokinetic Clinical Weekend Service
  • Pharmacy Operations/Service
  • Research project with manuscript and/or poster
  • Grand Rounds Presentation
  • Medication-Use Evaluation project 

How to Apply 

The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure. Completion of a prior ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required. All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check, and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation and completion of clinical case will be required.

Deadline for application: January 5
Requirements for application via PhORCAS:

  • Official College Transcript
  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Letters of Recommendation 

Contact Information 

Tara Holt, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
IU Health Methodist Hospital
1701 N. Senate Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46202
317.963.3261 tholt4@iuhealth.org

Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Overview

A PGY2 health-system pharmacy administration residency builds upon PGY1 residency graduates’ competence in the delivery of patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services to prepare residents who can assume high level managerial, supervisory, and leadership responsibilities. Areas of competence emphasized during the program include safe and effective medication-use systems, quality assurance, the management of human resources, the management of financial resources, use of technology, and advanced leadership. The residency lays the foundation for continued growth in management and leadership skills with the expectation that with fifteen years of successful pharmacy administration practice, the residency graduate should be ready to assume directorship of a large hospital or health system pharmacy.

Upon graduation, residents are prepared for a clinical or operational management/supervisory role in a variety of work settings including small to mid-size hospitals, large health systems, and pharmacy benefit management organizations.

PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Handout

Rotation Structure

Required Focus Experiences

  • Academic Health Center Leadership 
  • Inpatient Operations Management
  • Inpatient Clinical Services Management 
  • Ambulatory Care Services Management
  • Informatics 
  • Contracts and Procurement

Required Longitudinal Experiences

  • Medication Safety 
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Drug Policy 
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Service Line Quality 
  • Clinical Staffing
  • Major Project  
  • Finance
  • Human Resources / Recruitment 
  • Formulary Management

Elective Experience

  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Community Hospital Leadership
  • Pediatric Leadership 
  • Academia
  • Pediatric Medication Safety 
  • Medication Safety (Focus Month)
  • Office of Transformation 
  • Retail Pharmacy Leadership
  • Investigational Drugs 
  • Infusion Center Management
  • System Leadership 

How to Apply

The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure. Completion of a prior ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required. All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check, and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation and completion of clinical case will be required.

Deadline for PhORCAS Application: January 5
Application Requirements (Submitted via PhORCAS)

  • Letter of Intent
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Three ASHP Recommendation Forms
  • Official College Transcripts 

Contact Information

Tate N. Trujillo, PharmD, BCPS,FCCM, FASHP
Director of Pharmacy
Indiana University Health Methodist & University Hospitals
317-962-3318
ttrujill@iuhealth.org

Hematology/Oncology

IU Health is offering a one-year ASHP accredited PGY2 Residency in Hematology/Oncology at Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designated clinical cancer center. This residency program provides advanced training in the provision of comprehensive clinical services to patients with cancer. Areas of focus include hematologic malignancies, solid tumor oncology, bone marrow transplant, gynecologic oncology and pediatric oncology. Experience in clinical trials oversight, teaching of pharmacy students and residents, participation in physician faculty conferences, policy development and participation in multidisciplinary committees is provided. Objectives of this residency parallel those developed by ASHP for PGY2 Residency Training in Oncology Pharmacy Practice.

PGY2 Hematology/ Oncology Residency Handout

Overview

Indiana University Health’s ASHP-accredited PGY 2 Oncology Residency emphasizes the development of advanced knowledge and application of pharmacotherapeutics in the provision of multi-disciplinary, quality care in patients with cancer. The Residency cultivates the skills of practice management and education and the professional attitudes of self-evaluation, self-improvement, and accountability. The successful resident will demonstrate a desire to learn, a sincere interest in the profession, dedication to achieving all outcomes of the residency, and the clinical and professional skill set to practice at the level of an oncology pharmacy specialist.

The PGY2 residency in oncology pharmacy is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice focused on the care of patients with cancer and non-malignant hematologic disorders. Residency graduates are equipped to participate as integral members of interdisciplinary teams caring for individuals with cancer, assuming responsibility for pharmaceutical care. They will gain competence in the preparation and dispensing of anticancer medications in accordance with USP797 guidelines. The wealth of residency graduates’ knowledge of neoplastic diseases, cancer-related and cancer treatment-related disorders, and the participation on interdisciplinary teams involved with the treatment of individuals with cancer produces a pharmacist who successfully serves health care organizations as the ultimate resource for information about anticancer medications and for decision-making affecting the care of these patients. This includes leadership in formulary decision-making for cancer-related medications.

Exiting residents are trained to practice at the level of a board certified oncology pharmacy specialist.  Residency graduates are trained to assume responsibility for identifying and implementing opportunities to improve the medication-use system in oncology practice areas. Because of the prominent use of investigational drugs in the treatment of individuals with cancer, they also possess the skills to practice effectively in clinical environments participating in clinical research efforts.
Groomed for practice leadership, oncology pharmacy residency graduates can be expected to continue their pursuit of expertise in practice; to possess advanced skills to identify the pharmacotherapy and medication-use training needs of other health care professionals caring for individuals with cancer; to deliver effective training to those health care professionals; and to contribute to public health efforts for health improvement, wellness, and cancer screening and prevention.

Rotation Structure

Rotation options include, but are not limited to:

  • HSCT 1
  • HSCT 2
  • Inpatient Hematology 1
  • Inpatient Hematology 2
  • Inpatient Oncology 1
  • Inpatient Oncology 2
  • Ambulatory Oncology Clinic 1
  • Ambulatory Oncology Clinic 2
  • Ambulatory Infusion Center 1
  • Ambulatory Infusion Center 2
  • Community Hospital Oncology
  • Methodist Hematology/Oncology Ambulatory Clinic
  • Inpatient Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Outpatient Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Surgical Oncology/SICU
  • Research
  • Longitudinal Ambulatory Clinic
  • Longitudinal Service Component
  • Clinical Weekends

Residency Completion

Upon the completion of this residency, the oncology pharmacy resident will have experience in the following areas:

  • Prospective evaluation of chemotherapy orders and serving as an authoritative resource for the appropriateness of treatment regimen, dosing and supportive care measures.
  • Participation in daily medical staff rounds.
  • Moderation of patient group teaching conferences and individual patient counseling opportunities.
  • Protocol review opportunities through the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center Scientific Review Committee and Institution IRB.
  • Provision of drug information to health care professionals affiliated with Indiana University Simon Cancer Center and surrounding health care settings.
  • Preparation and publication of manuscripts suitable for publication in the peer-reviewed literature.
  • Teaching and precepting Purdue University and Butler University PharmD students and IU Health PGY1 residents in both didactic and experiential settings.
  • Active involvement in the management of drug use policy efforts at IU Health, including participation in Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee activities, formulary management and implementation of drug prescribing guidelines.
  • Rotations through various ambulatory hematology and oncology clinics.
  • Serve as a liaison between physician and nursing staff for pharmacy investigational drug services.

How to Apply

The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure. Completion of a prior ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required. All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check, and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation and completion of clinical case will be required.

Deadline for PhORCAS Application: January 5
Application Requirements (Submitted via PhORCAS)

  • Letter of Intent
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Three ASHP Recommendation Forms
  • Official College Transcripts

Contact Information

Patrick J. Kiel, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant
Indiana University Simon Cancer Center
550 N. University Blvd
Room AOC 6201
Indianapolis, IN  46202
317.948.5324
pkiel@iuhealth.org

Infectious Disease

Overview

The PGY2-ID residency is designed to develop the resident’s understanding and proficiency pertaining to the provision of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. The resident will increase knowledge and skills in a host of clinical infectious diseases syndromes. In addition, interaction with microbiology personnel, infectious diseases physicians, multidisciplinary HIV clinic staff, clinical pharmacy specialists, and infection control practitioners will allow the resident to gain greater appreciation for the complexities of anti-infective use and anti-infective resistance.

PGY2 Infectious Disease Residency Handout (PDF)

Residency Purpose

The purpose of this residency is to produce a clinical pharmacist with expertise at managing patients with infectious diseases and develop future leaders in antimicrobial stewardship. The residency is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from general hospital practice to specialized practice focused on the care of patients with infectious diseases through incorporation with an experienced antimicrobial stewardship team.

ID Residency Council
Armisha Desai, PharmD, BCPS
Eric Farmer, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
Jon Hiles, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)
Emily Huesgen, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP
Justin Wrin, PharmD, BCPS
Brooke Stevens, PharmD, BCPS
Tate N. Trujillo, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, FASHP

Residency Program Director:
Jon Hiles, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)
Clinical Pharmacist – Infectious Diseases
317.963.3044 Office
jhiles@iuhealth.org

Physician Leadership:
Matthew Wack, MD
Infectious Diseases Physician
Methodist Hospital
Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship

Rotation Structure

Rotations include, but are not limited to:

Required Experiences

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Inpatient Infectious Diseases Rounding
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • HIV Management
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Diseases non-Academic Rounding 

Required Longitudinal Experiences & Activities

  • HIV Management, LifeCare Program
  • Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics/TDM
  • Research project with manuscript and/or poster
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee
  • Stewardship Metrics
  • IU Health Chief Resident Meetings
  • Staffing
  • Grand Rounds Presentation
  • ACPE-Accredited Continuing Education Presentation
  • Coordinating Infectious Diseases Journal Club

Elective Experiences

  • Pediatric ID
  • Pediatric HIV
  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology / Oncology/ BMT
  • Organ Transplant
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pulmonary
  • Hepatitis C

Other Activities

  • Teaching Certificate
  • Precepting PharmD students
  • Precepting PGY1 Residents
  • Didactic Lecture Opportunities with Purdue or Butler
  • Residency Recruitment
  • Vaccination Certification
  • Benchtop Research
  • Grant Writing
  • Allowed to attend 2 National Meetings in a year (includes Midyear if attending)
  • Attend Regional Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference

Residency Completion

Upon the completion of this residency, the infectious disease resident will have experience in the following areas:

  • Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of antimicrobials
  • Diagnostic tests aimed at infectious diseases
  • Antibiotic formulary considerations and management
  • Microbiological processes and testing
  • Hospital epidemiology and infection control
  • Antimicrobial resistance and practices to control measures
  • Daily interactions with Infectious Diseases physicians
  • Daily antibiotic management program at Methodist that includes identifying drug/microbe mismatches, antibiotic selection, IV to oral antibiotic conversion, etc.
  • Anti-infective education of medical and surgical residents and staff, pharmacy residents, students and staff
  • Weekly infectious diseases physician/microbiologist discussions
  • Provision of drug information to health care professionals affiliated with IU Health and surrounding health care settings
  • Preparation and publication of manuscripts suitable for publication in the peer-reviewed literature 

How to Apply

The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure. Completion of a prior ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required. All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check, and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation and completion of clinical case will be required.

Requirements for application via PhORCAS:

  •  Letter of Intent
  •  Curriculum Vitae
  •  Three letters of recommendation
  •  Official College Transcripts 

Contact Information

Jon Hiles, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)
Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases
IU Health Methodist Hospital
1701 N. Senate Blvd. AG 401
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Jhiles@iuhealth.org

Internal Medicine

Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and IU Health offer a one-year PGY2 Residency in Internal Medicine. The residency is designed to provide both clinical education and advanced training in the fundamentals of Internal Medicine. The resident will gain the clinical skills and knowledge in pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics and the pathophysiology of the core Internal Medicine disease states. The resident will have opportunities for both didactic and clinical teaching of Doctor of Pharmacy students from Butler University.

Internal Medicine Residency Handout 

Overview

The PGY2 pharmacy residency in internal medicine is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice focused on the care of adults with medical problems, primarily in the inpatient setting. The residency provides flexibility with elective rotations, allowing the residency training experience to be customized to the residents’ interests

Residency graduates are equipped to participate as integral members of interdisciplinary teams caring for internal medicine patients, assuming responsibility for the patient’s medication-related care. In that role they provide the team with evidence-based medication-related information and formulate that information into expert recommendations to the team for the use of medications and other therapeutic approaches. Residency graduates are also well-prepared for a career in academia by the variety of faculty-related experiences throughout the residency. These include, but are not limited to, opportunities to: 1) deliver multiple therapeutics lecture, 2) facilitate two semesters of small-group therapeutics case-conference, 3) serve as the official preceptor of a Professional-Year 4 Doctor of Pharmacy student, 4) co-author a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and 5) serve on a Butler University Pharmacy committee.

In addition, residency graduates’ extensive patient care experience, combined with their wealth of knowledge of medical problems and their treatment, provides for pharmacists who can successfully serve health care organizations as an essential information resource to support decisions affecting the care of internal medicine patients. Their contributions can include conducting medication-use evaluations, participating in the formulary decision process, contributing to organizational medication-use policy development including the development of guidelines and protocols, and implementation of those policies. They possess advanced skills for identifying the medication-related training needs of other health care professionals caring for internal medicine patients and for delivering effective training to them and to health care professionals in training.

Graduates of pharmacy residencies in internal medicine exhibit the characteristics of practice leaders. They are experienced in writing about and presenting on internal medicine-related pharmacy topics. They are effective advocates for the needs of internal medicine patients. They have further equipped themselves for the requirements of specialty certification and can be expected to continue their pursuit of expertise in practice through self-managed continuing professional development.

Rotation Structure

Required Longitudinal Rotations

  • Clinical Weekends
  • Longitudinal Academic Experience: Case-Conference
  • Transitional Care Clinic
  • Project
  • Staffing

Required* and Elective Month Long Rotations

  • Internal Medicine* (5-6 months)
  • Cardiology*
  • Infectious Diseases*
  • Adult Critical Care
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • GI/Liver
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Nutrition and Metabolic Support
  • Psychiatry
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Trauma/Critical Care 

Residency Completion

Upon the completion of this residency, the Internal Medicine resident will have experience in the following areas:

  • Provision of pharmaceutical care to hospitalized patients via participation in daily inpatient rounds on the Internal Medicine service and elective rotation services.
  • Participation in physician, pharmacist, nursing and patient education.
  • Development and completion of a clinical research project.
  • Co-authorship of a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal or textbook.
  • Provision of mentorship and service as co-preceptor to Doctor of Pharmacy students from Butler University in the setting of Internal Medicine.
  • Participation in classroom instruction (both didactic and case-based interactive discussion) of Doctor of Pharmacy students at Butler University.
  • Participation in the post-discharge care of internal medicine patients at high risk for hospital readmission.

How to Apply

The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure. Completion of a prior ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required. All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check, and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation and completion of clinical case will be required.

Deadline for PhORCAS Application: January 8
Application Requirements (Submitted via PhORCAS)

  • Letter of Intent
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official College Transcripts
  • On-site Interview (by Invitation)

Contact Information

Alexander J. Ansara , PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Advanced Heart Care
Methodist Hospital and IU Health
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Butler University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine
Methodist Hospital and IU Health
1701 North Senate Blvd. AG 401
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
317.962.3701

Pediatrics

Indiana University Health offers a one-year PGY2 Pediatric Residency. This PGY2 residency provides rotation experience opportunities at Riley Hospital for Children and Riley Hospital for Children at Methodist Hospital with seventeen different pediatric clinical pharmacists serving as specialty preceptors in this program. The resident will gain knowledge in pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics, drug utilization, and pathophysiology while improving their problem solving skills and expertise in caring for infants, children, and adolescents. Rotations include 3 months from intensive care core rotations, 2 months from general pediatric core rotations, and 6 elective months based on the resident’s areas of interest. Specialized pediatric experience can be gained through rotations in the burn unit, gastroenterology, general surgery, general pediatrics, hematology/oncology, infant development, infectious diseases, neonatal intensive care, nephrology, neurology, nutritional support, pediatric critical care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pulmonary, solid organ transplant, and stem cell transplant. Opportunities to participate in both didactic and experiential education of Doctor of Pharmacy students as well as participation in the training of PGY1 Pharmacy Residents are available. Completion of a major residency project is expected. Indiana University Health has an inpatient base of over 1,110 patients. Riley Hospital is a freestanding pediatric teaching hospital and is the primary pediatric referral hospital for the State of Indiana. Methodist Hospital is a private facility that offers both neonatal and adult services. Both serve as teaching sites for Butler and Purdue Universities Colleges of Pharmacy as well as Indiana University School of Medicine. Riley Hospital for Children: 300 inpatient pediatric beds including: PICU-36; Cardiovascular ICU-12; NICU-60; Burn unit-12; Heart center-24, Hematology/Oncology-24, Stem Cell Transplant-12, General Pediatric and additional specialty beds-120 Riley Hospital at IU Health Methodist Hospital: NICU/Newborn-50

PGY2 Pediatrics Residency Handout

Overview

Indiana University Health’s Pediatric Pharmacy Residency fosters the knowledge of pediatric pharmacotherapy and promotes the provision of high quality pediatric patient care. The program develops the resident to be an independent practitioner providing high level pharmaceutical care to acute general and subspecialty pediatric patients.

The PGY2 pharmacy residency in pediatrics is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice focused on the care of pediatric patients. Residency graduates are equipped to participate as integral members of interdisciplinary teams caring for pediatric patients, assuming responsibility for pharmaceutical care. These residents acquire the capacity to deliver evidence-based care to pediatric patients within the limitations presented by the shortage of research in the use of medications in this patient population.

The PGY2 resident is expected to demonstrate an advanced understanding and practice level for the care of the pediatric patient.  This will be demonstrated through the resident’s self-initiative to thoroughly investigate all aspects of pharmaceutical care.  Beyond the basic care needs for the patient, examples of this are as follows (but are not limited to): appropriately challenging the rationale of drug therapy (primary team or consult recommendations), directing appropriate documentation of therapy plans and ensuring appropriate follow through, pursing advanced literature searches to validate or refute patient therapies, demonstrate an advanced ability to appropriately prioritize patient care triaging with higher workloads, demonstrate an advanced ability to respond to all patient care needs and assignments in a timely manner with minimal back up support from preceptor. Additionally, the resident will demonstrate self-directed learning and evaluation to advance his/her understanding of all aspects of pediatric pharmaceutical care.

Pediatric pharmacy residency graduates will serve health care organizations successfully as the ultimate resource for information about medications used in the care of children and for decision-making affecting the care of these patients. This includes leadership in decision-making related to the use or modification of guidelines for the care of individual patients and for participation in organizational planning for, implementation of, and maintenance of technology and automation systems.

Exiting residents have been trained to assume responsibility for identifying and implementing opportunities to improve the medication-use system in pediatric practice areas. Groomed for practice leadership, pediatric pharmacy residency graduates can be expected to continue their pursuit of expertise in practice; to possess advanced skills to identify the pharmacotherapy and medication-use training needs of other health care professionals caring for pediatric patients; to deliver effective training to those health care professionals; and to contribute to public health efforts for health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention. 

Rotation Structure

Required One-Month Experience:

  • Critical Care- 3 months
    • Pediatric Intensive Care- 1 month
    • Neonatal Intensive Care- 1 month
    • Resident choice -1 month
  • General Pediatric Care- 2 months
    • Pediatric Hospitalist -1 month
    • Resident Choice -1 month

Required Longitudinal Experiences & Activities

  • Pharmacokinteic Clinical Weekend service*
  • Pediatric or Academic Workgroup Committee
  • Pharmacy Operations #
  • Research Project with manuscript and/ or poster
  • IU Health grand Rounds Presentation
  • Practice Management
  • Academic Experience (optional)
  • Spring Purdue Immunization Lecture (required)
  • Riley Grand Rounds Presentation

Critical Care Core Rotations:

  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care
  • General Pediatric Core Rotations:
  • Burn/Plastics
  • Cardiology
  • Complex care (Infant Development)
  • Gastroenterology/ Nutritional Support
  • General surgery
  • Hematology/Oncology/ Stem Cell Transplant
  • Pediatric Hospitalist
  • Pulmonary
  • Solid Organ Transplant

Ambulatory Care Rotations - 1 month

  • Hematology/Oncology

Combined Acute Care/Ambulatory Care Rotations: (one-month concentrated or six-month longitudinal)

  • Emergency Medicine

Combined Acute Care/Ambulatory Care Rotations: (one-month concentrated or six-month longitudinal)

  • Infectious Disease
  • Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology

*Weekend PKIN service is every 4th weekend and includes Labor Day and Christmas 

#Every other week from 2:30-9:30pm

Residency Completion

To complete the PGY2 Pediatric Residency, the resident must:

  1. “Achieve” pre-identified required objectives for the correlating residency goals
  2. Successfully complete a research project with manuscript and/or poster
  3. Successfully complete a Grand Rounds presentation
  4. Successfully serve on the Pediatric or Academic Workgroup Committee
  5. Successfully participate in at least one practice management initiative affecting the pediatric population at Indiana University Health
  6. Complete 12 months of training including one learning experience in all core areas:
    • Critical Care Core (3 months)
    • General Pediatric Core (2 months)
    • Pharmacokinetic Clinical Weekend service
    • Pharmacy Operations 

How to Apply

The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure. Completion of a prior ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required. All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check, and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation and completion of clinical case will be required.

Deadline for PhORCAS Application: January 5
Application Requirements (Submitted via PhORCAS)

  • Letter of Intent
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Recommendation Forms completed via PhORCAS
  • Official College Transcripts 

Contact Information

Katherine M. Malloy, Pharm D, BCPS, BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacist – Neonatal Intensive Care
Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health
705 Riley Hospital Drive Simon Family Tower – W6111
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
317.948.3142
kmalloy@iuhealth.org

Pharmacy Informatics

IU Health Information Services Department is offering an ASHP accredited, one-year PGY2 residency in Pharmacy Informatics. The resident will gain knowledge and experience in the management of pharmacy information systems and associated projects, including clinical decision support, computerized prescriber order entry, eMAR, automation, integration/interfaces, and barcode technology.

  • The year is a longitudinal residency with the option of specific focus months. Opportunities for teaching and training of students and pharmacy practice residents are available.
  • Participation in a pharmacy informatics college course is optional based on course availability. Completion of a major residency project is expected.
  • IU Health is a multi-hospital system which includes both academic and community facilities. The IU Health Information Services department supports all of the IU Health facilities.
  • Objectives of this residency are in accordance with those developed by ASHP for a Pharmacy Informatics Specialty Residency.
  • Unique features to this PGY2 program include working on large multi-disciplinary teams for project completion, follow through and support including physicians and nurses. Physician and nursing preceptors can be arranged for rotational experiences and project coordination.

PGY2 Informatics Residency Handout 

Overview

The Indiana University Health PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics residency exists to train post-graduate practitioners in the rapidly evolving world of healthcare informatics. The residency has an emphasis on clinical applications, implementations, pharmacy automation, project management and project lifecycle. CPOE, eMAR, barcode medication administration, clinical decision support and vendor relations will all be provided during the experience.

The PGY2 residency in pharmacy informatics draws upon the clinical foundation of entering residents, including general competencies for managing medication-use systems and the support of optimal medication therapy outcomes. The residency trains individuals who can lead the evolution of organizations’ medication-use systems by applying pharmacy informatics principles, standards, and best practices. Graduates are adept in the language and concepts of information technology (IT), equipping them to function in the interdisciplinary environment of informatics project teams.

PGY2 pharmacy informatics residency graduates are prepared to enter practice positions in a variety of environments. They are equipped to be the single pharmacy department source of informatics knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to serve small hospitals’ technology and automation system needs. In the case of large health systems, graduates are prepared to assume roles in sub-specialties of pharmacy informatics. The broad scope of PGY2 pharmacy informatics training also enables graduates to participate in governmental health care informatics initiatives or to design innovative technology and informatics solutions within healthcare, including the software industry.

The residency inculcates the capacity to identify where technology and automation systems can work to improve the medication-use system. Graduates are prepared to be leaders who will take the initiative to advocate the pharmacy informatics perspective and command respect for their technical skills. Graduates exit with the capacity to contribute pharmacy leadership to the project life cycle of significant pharmacy information technology or automation initiatives. Such projects include the creation of clinical decision support programming; ensuring the accuracy of medication order intent; guiding clinicians to appropriate medication use; and selection, acquisition, implementation, and evaluation of technology and automation systems that support pharmacy operations.

Rotation Structure

Required Longitudinal Rotations

  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Project
  • Staffing

Required and Elective Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Introduction to Foundations
  • Automation
  • Inventory and Support
  • Leadership
  • Analysis and Design
  • Distribution and Administration
  • Orders
  • Project Management
  • Information Security
  • Testing

Residency Completion

To complete the PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency, the resident must:

  1. Earn an “Achieved” status on at least 80% of the PGY2 Informatics Goals
  2. Successfully complete a research project with manuscript and/or poster
  3. Successfully complete a Grand Rounds presentation
  4. Complete 12 months of training including one learning experience in all core areas:
    1. Project
    2. Inpatient Staffing

How to Apply

The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure. Completion of a prior ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required. All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check, and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation and completion of clinical case will be required.

Deadline for PhORCAS Application: January 5
Application Requirements (Submitted via PhORCAS)

  • Letter of Intent
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official College Transcript

Contact Information

Lisa Starost, PharmD
Manager – Pharmacy Informatics
Information Services
Indiana University Health South Campus
1515 N. Senate Ave.|Indianapolis, IN 46202
317.963.5821
lstarost@iuhealth.org

Toxicology

The Indiana Poison Center at Indiana University Health offers a one-year PGY2 Toxicology Pharmacy Residency. The goal of the residency is to train practitioners to perform the professional, administrative, and research roles in a regional poison center, clinical toxicology service, and academic environment. The residency will prepare the resident for credentialing by the American Board of Applied Toxicology through the development of clinical toxicology skills and the management of poisoned patients.

Overview

The resident will provide poison center services to the state of Indiana through the Indiana Poison Center and participate in the Medical Toxicology Service, which consults on poisoned patients at IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health University Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, and Eskenazi Hospital. Additional opportunities include certification as an Advanced Hazmat Life Support Instructor and attendance at the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology and ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.

PGY2 Toxicology Residency Handout

Rotation Structure

Required Experiences

  •  Medical Toxicology Service
  •  Poison Center Operations
  •  Intensive Care Unit
  •  Emergency Department

 Available Elective Experiences

  •  Hazardous Materials
  •  De-prescribing Initiatives
  •  Toxicosurveillance
  •  Legal/Forensic Toxicology Cases
  •  Grant Writing
  •  Protocol Review and Revision

About the Indiana Poison Center:

The Indiana Poison Center, an accredited Regional Poison Information Center, is a non-profit, public-private partnership that provides 24-hour poison treatment advice on over 58,000 cases per year to healthcare professionals and the public. The Medical Toxicology Service consults on over 600 cases per year and has board-certified toxicologists in the areas of pharmacy, emergency medicine, neurology, and pediatrics. The Indiana Poison Center and Medical Toxicology Service serve as teaching sites for the Butler and Purdue Universities Colleges of Pharmacy as well as Indiana University School of Medicine.

How to Apply

The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure. Completion of a prior ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required. All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check, and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation and completion of clinical case will be required.

Deadline for application: January 5
Requirements for application via PhORCAS

  •  Letter of Intent
  •  Curriculum Vitae
  •  Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official College Transcript

Contact Information

James B Mowry, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT
Director, Indiana Poison Center
IU Health Methodist Hospital
317.962.2329
jmowry@iuhealth.org

Transplant

Indiana University (IU) Health offers a one-year PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency. The purpose of this residency is to transition a PGY1 pharmacist from a generalist to an independent clinical specialist and an essential member of an interdisciplinary team in the solid organ transplant specialty area. IU Health has many opportunities to train future transplant clinical pharmacists in both the inpatient and outpatient setting, across all solid organ types. Our PGY2 residency provides rotation experiences at the IU Health Academic Health Center (AHC). This includes IU Health Methodist Hospital and IU Health University Hospital with 5 different transplant clinical pharmacists serving as specialty preceptors. Optional rotation experience in pediatric solid organ transplant at IU Health Riley Hospital for Children is also available. All AHC hospitals serve as teaching sites for Butler and Purdue Universities Colleges of Pharmacy as well as Indiana University School of Medicine.

Overview

During the PGY2 solid organ transplant residency year, the resident will play a vital role in the management of both abdominal and cardiothoracic transplants in addition to patients requiring mechanical circulatory support (MCS). The resident will acquire knowledge and skills in managing immunosuppression, infectious prophylaxis regimens, post-transplant complications, and pharmacotherapy in patients on MCS. Longitudinal experiences will engage the resident in necessary transplant pharmacy administration activities, educational opportunities in practice and didactic settings, and participation in quality improvement initiatives. The resident will function as an effective member of the transplant multidisciplinary team and acquire the necessary practice skills of a qualified solid organ transplant clinical pharmacist.

PGY2 Transplant Residency Handout

Rotation Structure

A combination of monthly block and longitudinal experiences will be utilized

Required Rotations include
Adult Solid Organ Transplant

  •  Kidney/ Pancreas
  •  Liver and Intestine/ Multivisceral
  •  Lung
  •  Heart and MCS
  •  Outpatient Lung Transplant Clinic
  •  Infectious Disease

Required Longitudinal Experiences and Activities

  •  Pharmacokinetic Clinical Weekend Service
  •  Transplant Committee Participation (rotation specific)
  •  Research Project with manuscript
  •  Grand Rounds presentation
  •  Quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) project
  •  Professional Practice Experience 

Elective  Experiences

  •  Abdominal Transplant Ambulatory Clinic (Longitudinal)
  •  Adult Critical Care
  •  Histocom Patibility Lab
  •  Outpatient Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
  •  General Medicine
  •  Hematology/ Oncology
  •  Stem Cell Transplant
  •  Emergency Medicine
  •  Psychiatry
  •  HIV Management
  •  Informatics
  •  Drug Information
  •  Toxicology
  •  Research 

How to Apply

The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure. Completion of a prior ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required. All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check, and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation and completion of clinical case will be required.

Deadline for application: January 5
Requirements for application via PhORCAS:

  •  Letter of Intent
  •  Current Curriculum Vitae
  •  Three recommendation forms
  • Official College Transcript
  •  May include an initial phone interview.

Contact Information:

Erin Lushin, PharmD, BCPS
Cardiothoracic Transplant Clinical Pharmacist
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency Director
IU Health Methodist Hospital
1701 N. Senate Avenue, AG 401
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317.963.2948
elushin@iuhealth.org