PGY2 Drug Information Program Expectations


The resident is expected to achieve the objectives of the Drug Information Residency Program related to both administrative and professional practice skills. The resident reports to and is supervised by the rotation preceptor and the residency director.

Responsibilities of the resident include:

  1. Development of personal goals for the residency following an initial evaluation of career interests, prior experience, and areas of strength and weakness.
  2. Compliance with rotation expectations:
    • meeting with the rotation preceptor to define individual goals and objectives for the rotation
    • completing assignments by the end of the rotation.
    • scheduling routine meetings with rotation preceptor.
    • informing the residency director of difficulties encountered in meeting goals and objectives or problems with preceptors.
    • assuming responsibility of the rotation preceptor in his/her absence.
    • preparing a written evaluation of each rotation at its conclusion that includes accomplishment of objectives, experiences gained, and evaluation of the rotation site and preceptor with recommendations for improvement.
  3. Completion of quarterly self-evaluation reports to be reviewed by the residency director. The purpose of these reports will be to assure that the established residency goals are being achieved.
  4. Provision of pharmacy staffing coverage (one weekend per month).
  5. Acceptance of responsibility for the service programs of the department by providing assistance with emergency coverage.
  6. Maintenance of active membership in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (VSHP); attend at least 50% of local VSHP meetings.
  7. Completion of a major residency project and medication use evaluation.
  8. Provision of several required presentations throughout the residency, including journal club presentations, residency conferences and inservices to housestaff physicians and nursing personnel.
  9. Submission of articles to the Drug Information newsletters and biomedical literature.
  10. Attendance at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Eastern States Conference for Pharmacy Residents and Preceptors. Attendance at applicable local pharmaceutical education programs is expected. Residents may attend other professional meetings if the schedule permits.