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Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program Structure

This program consists of required and elective rotations. All the rotations are longitudinal (occur during different blocks of time throughout the entire program) with the exception of Healthcare Leadership. After one month of orientation, the program is composed of four blocks: the first block is 4 months in duration; the second block is approximately 1 month in duration for the Healthcare Leadership rotation and transitional time; the third and fourth blocks are 3 months in duration. The required rotations may be 3 -11 months in duration. The elective rotations may be 3-4 months in length. Rotations occur Monday – Friday (unless noted otherwise, i.e. Service Commitment).

Learning Experience

Duration

Sequencing

Required Rotations

Orientation

  1. Rhode Island Hospital
  2. Hospital Practice (Lifespan Pharmacy and Central Pharmacy)
  3. Center for Primary Care and Specialty Medicine

 

1 Month

First Month

Academia

6 months

1 day per week

Leadership Exploration

1 month

Daily for 1 month

Pharmacotherapy Rotations:

  • Primary Care

8 months

1 day per week

  • Hepatitis C-Virus or HCV / HIV

3 - 4 months

1 day per week

  • Rheumatology

3 - 4 months

1 day per week

  • Transitions of Care

4 months

1 day per week

Outcomes Research and Healthcare Analytics

11 months

½ day per week

Service Commitment

11 months

4 hours/day/week

Every fourth weekend

Every other holiday

Specialty Pharmacy

3 - 4 months

1 day per week

Topic Discussions and Journal Club

11 months

2 hours/week

Elective Rotations (2-4 electives per year depending on resident preference and clinic scheduling)

Complex Care Clinic

3 - 4 months

1 day per week

Gastroenterology

3 - 4 months ½ day per week

Medication Safety

3 - 4 months 1 day per week

Renal Transplantation Ambulatory Clinic

3 - 4 months ½ day per week
Lifespan ACO/Medication Therapy Management 3 - 4 months 1 day per week
Recovery Clinic 3 - 4 months ½ day per week
Heart Failure Clinic 3 - 4 months 1 day per week
Ambulatory Hematology/Oncology 3 - 4 months 1 day per week
Medicine Pediatrics Primary Care Clinic 3 - 4 months 1 day per week

More Information

To learn more about the Pharmacy Residency Program contact:
Ambulatory Care Program Director
Laura McAuliffe, PharmD, BCACP
laura.mcauliffe@lifespan.org