Residency Program

Cardiology (PGY2)

Introduction

The Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Cardiology Pharmacy Residency Program is designed to develop the knowledge, practice patterns, attitudes, and skills necessary to provide excellent care in cardiovascular pharmacy practice. The Cardiology Residency Program builds upon the general competencies achieved during a PGY1 residency; expanding the resident’s ability to provide care for complex cardiovascular patients. The Program strives to provide residents with the opportunities to function as independent practitioners with the ability to integrate both knowledge and experience into exceptional medication therapy. By the conclusion of the residency, graduates will be prepared to establish practice as a cardiovascular pharmacy specialist. They will possess the tools and skills needed to provide optimal patient care, participate in clinical research and publishing, and serve the pharmacy profession through education and committee work. Additionally, graduates will be prepared to seek further training through fellowship and attain board certification (i.e. BCPS).

Purpose

The purpose of the Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Cardiology Pharmacy Residency Program is to prepare the resident to excel in the care of complex cardiovascular patients in any setting. Excellence will be achieved by:

  • Demonstrating accountability for patient care
  • Modeling excellence in cardiovascular pharmaceutical care
  • Serving as professional role models for pharmacy students and PGY1 residents
  • Participating in clinical research and performance improvement projects focused on cardiovascular pharmacotherapy
     

Outcomes

Required

  • Serve as an authoritative expert on the optimal use of medications used in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease.
  • Optimize the outcomes of patients with acute and chronic cardiovascular disease in various settings through the expert provision of evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills.
  • Manage and improve the medication-use process for patients with or at risk for cardiovascular disease.
  • Contribute to the body of cardiovascular pharmacotherapy knowledge.
  • Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training and educational activitites for health care professionals, health care professionals in training, and the public.
  • Participate in the management of medical emergencies. 

Elective

  • Demonstrate skills required to function in an academic setting.
  • Demonstrate additional skills for serving as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications used in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease. 

 

 

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