Learning Experiences

Required month-long experiences:

  1. Orientation
  2. Internal Medicine
  3. Ambulatory Care
  4. Administration
  5. Drug Information
  6. Pediatrics
  7. Acute Care
  8. Advanced Acute Care
  9. Critical Care

Residents complete a series of required and elective month-long rotations.  Required rotations include general internal medicine, ambulatory care, pharmacy administration, pediatrics, drug information, critical care, acute care, and advanced acute care.

Ambulatory Patient Care is a calendar month experience at our hospital-based internal medicine clinic.  Under the supervision of a clinical pharmacist practitioner (CPP),  residents may provide patient care in a variety of chronic diseases as well as collaborate with other members of the interdisciplinary team.

Drug Information/Medication Policy Development is a one month experience where residents participate in formulary review processes, medication policy development, evaluation of medication use, contribute to health system communications and committees, and provide education to pharmacy students.

Acute Care experiences include: cardiology, emergency medicine, transplant, or oncology.

Critical Care experiences can be completed in any of the following ICUs:  coronary care/cardiac, medical, surgical, pediatric, cardiothoracic, and neurosurgery/neurology.

Administration offers residents the opportunity to work closely with the Senior Management Group on projects aimed at developing an understanding of how all components of pharmacy services are integrated in the provision of patient care services.

Additional Electives: Infectious diseases, surgery, anticoagulation, population health, psychiatry

Longitudinal experiences:

  • Pharmacy practice experience is a year-long, longitudinal experience that includes both decentralized staffing within the Clinical and Patient Care Services Division and operational staffing in the Inpatient Operations Division. The service commitment is 32 hours per 4 week staffing schedule, with 24 hours in the decentralized Medication Management Center, and 8 hours in the central pharmacy (Unit Dose Operations and Sterile Products Cleanroom)
  • Participation on a Formulary Evaluation Team
  • Development and conduct a research project
  • Develop and deliver two formal presentations, which are ACPE-accredited continuing education sessions
  • Participation on Code Blue response team
  • Lectures to Doctor of Physical Therapy students at Duke University
  • Serving as assistant chief resident throughout the year on one of the PGY1 committees
  • Precept pharmacy students from 2 local pharmacy schools
  • Opportunity to complete Teaching and Learning Certificate offered by Duke University Hospital

Duke PGY1 Year Calendar

Duke PGY1 Residency Brochure