Clinical Research Project
Completion of a clinical research project is a required component of the residency programs. The purpose of this requirement is to introduce the resident to the principles of scientific method including the design, preparation, performance and interpretation of a medical project. The resident also gains experience in the preparation of a manuscript for publication and improves his/her public speaking skills through formal presentation.
Economic Evaluation Project
The PGY2 Clinical Pharmacogenomics Pharmacy Resident will conduct Economic Evaluation project during their residency year. The resident will perform a financial analysis or cost-effectiveness evaluation designed to evaluate health economics associated with implementation of precision medicine. The purpose of this requirement is to fully incorporate the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Triple Aim into PGx practice, hone operational leadership skills, and improve presentation skills.
Implementation Science Project
The PGY2 Clinical Pharmacogenomics Pharmacy Resident will conduct one implementation project during their residency year. The specifics of the implementation project will vary but examples include implementation of PGx testing in a new practice area or service line, evaluation and optimization of electronic clinical decision support tools, development of educational tools to support clinical implementation, assessment of patient and provider perspectives on PGx, etc. The purpose of this requirement is to introduce the resident to the discipline of implementation science and apply this skillset in practice.
Hospital Committee Assignment
The PGY2 Clinical Pharmacogenomics Pharmacy Resident is required to serve on the Pharmacogenomics Advisory Committee as a non-voting member. The purpose of this activity is to provide the resident with the opportunity to gain experience in the decision-making process encountered with committee work as well as multi-disciplinary interactions in a setting outside of clinical practice.
Teaching Certificate Program
Though not a program requirement, residents have the opportunity to participate in the Teaching Certificate Program (TCP) affiliated with the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy (University of Cincinnati). Residents participate in formal seminars on precepting philosophy and technique, teaching experiences at the college of pharmacy, and the development of a teaching portfolio program. This program will allow the resident to gain a broad understanding of issues in pharmacy education and opportunities to practice their teaching skills.