Research project: Residents design, develop and complete an original research project, including a final manuscript of research results. To expand understanding of and compliance with research requirements, residents also complete an Emory Institutional Review Board (IRB)-certified module. Residents present their projects at the Southeastern Residency Conference in April of their residency year.
Journal club: Residents present current journal articles each month and interact with other residents from other programs in the area by participating in an Atlanta Area Resident Journal Club held every other month.
Code response: All PGY1 residents receive ACLS training and certification and respond to medical emergencies on a rotating basis and during their weekend staffing shifts.
Medication-use evaluation: Residents develop and complete a medication-use evaluation during the year and present their findings to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Grand rounds presentation: Residents prepare a 60-minute presentation for Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit on approved topics.
Staffing: Residents gain experience in the pharmacy’s medication distribution system by staffing in the central pharmacy area every other weekend.
Pharmacokinetics: Residents provide pharmacokinetic services throughout the year. Residents are responsible for kinetics coverage of their service as well as weekend kinetics every other weekend.
Teaching: In addition to providing in-services during rotations, residents may assist in precepting fourth-year pharmacy students from Mercer Pharmacy School. Residents serve as facilitators for the introductory pharmacy practice experience for third-year pharmacy students. Additionally, residents may complete a pharmacy teaching certificate program offered by Mercer Pharmacy School.