The pharmacy residency programs at Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital (GSH) are designed to provide twelve consecutive months of graduate professional education and training structured to meet the accreditation standards of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) by employing a systems-based approach to training design, delivery, and evaluation. Our postgraduate year two (PGY2) program in Internal Medicine delivers a sound academic and clinical education planned and balanced with concerns for patient safety and resident well-being. Specific experiences are designed to enable residents to improve their practice skills and meet ASHP and this residency program’s educational goals and outcomes. Specific goals, objectives, and activities are described and tracked in PharmAcademic.
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
Program Structure and Guidance
The Program Director will serve as an advisor to each resident for purposes of ensuring successful completion of all requirements of the program. The RPD will meet with each resident at the beginning of the residency year to evaluate baseline skills, knowledge, and areas of interest. An individualized plan for each resident will be developed to tailor goals and interests, while adhering to requirements for successful completion of the program. This resident development plan will be reviewed and updated at least quarterly.
Learning Experiences & Preceptor Interaction
The RPD will schedule learning experiences for the residents to best execute individual development plans. Learning experiences will be scheduled in a way which optimizes each resident's learning opportunities as well as allowing for layered learning. As we are an academic medical center, PGY2 residents will have robust opportunities in teaching, educating, and training learners of various levels (Student pharmacists P1,P2,P4, Pharmacy Interns, and PGY1 Pharmacy Residents).
Residents will meet with each preceptor at the beginning of each learning experience to discuss goals, objectives, and requirements for successful completion of each rotation. Evaluation strategies will be discussed and residents will be permitted to tailor rotational experiences beyond required goals, objectives, and activities with individual goals.
Longitudinal learning experiences are planned throughout the residency year. Activities to meet the objectives of longitudinal experiences will be planned in addition to current rotation responsibilities. Additionally, project weeks will be strategically planned at points throughout the year to permit residents to have dedicated time to conduct ongoing projects and have focused time for longitudinal experiences. At minimum, evaluations for these learning experiences will happen quarterly.
A year-long project is required. The project can be in the form of original research, a significant problem solving exercise, or proposal and implementation of new pharmacy service lines. The resident will meet with the RPD and appropriate preceptors to develop and propose the project. The project must be submitted to the Institutional Review Board for approval. The resident is encouraged to present a poster at the ASHP Midyear conference regarding his/her ongoing work. The resident will present summative project findings at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference held annually in the spring. Final preparation of the resident project findings in manuscript form, suitable for publication, is required for completion of the residency program.
Residency Program Documents
Below are links to important program documents, provided to give candidates additional insight into the design and conduct of our residency programs.
Candidates invited to interview for Good Samaritan residency programs are referred to these documents in advance of their interview date.
Specific program policies are housed within the appendicies of the residency program manual.