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Pharmacy Residency

Program Structure

Residents will be immersed in academia with a Clinical Instructor appointment. In addition to clinical rotations, residents will complete a Teaching Certificate program, deliver didactic lectures to students in the Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum, and precept APPE students while on rotation. Residents will also conduct a research project, having the opportunity to present at the local, regional, and national level.

Clinical rotations will take place at our affiliated partner institutions. In Monroe, rotations will take place at Ochsner LSU Monroe and Shreveport locations. For the New Orleans program, rotations will take place at University Medical Center New Orleans and CrescentCare - A Community Health Center.

 

Monroe Rotations (6 weeks)

Required Rotations

Ambulatory Care I

 

This rotation is an ambulatory care rotation at Ochsner LSU Health Monroe and takes place at the Family Medicine Clinic. The resident will work closely with the family medicine residents to optimize medication plans, provide drug information, and help improve the quality of care the patients with common chronic diseases.

 

Ambulatory Care II

 

This rotation is also an ambulatory care rotation at Ochsner LSU Health Monroe and takes place at the Family Medicine Clinic. The resident will serve as the primary preceptor for two P4 students and help to integrate them into the clinic.  They will  work closely with the family medicine residents to optimize medication plans, provide drug information, and help improve the quality of care the patients with common chronic diseases.

 

Oncology

 

The resident will work with the oncology team at Ochsner LSU Health Monroe to improve patient outcomes by developing treatment plans, providing supportive care management, medication recommendations, and chemotherapy education.  The resident will become familiar with different treatment regimens for hematology and oncology disease states and preparation of chemotherapy through literature review, topic discussions and direct patient care.

 

Research/Academia

 

This rotation will allow the resident ample time to meet with the residency research coordinator and their research mentor. This will help the student to catch up and get ahead on their longitudinal research project and any other outstanding minor projects to be completed during the residency. The student will also have time to work on preparing for assigned lectures and writing test questions for assigned topics.

 

Internal Medicine

 

The resident will integrate into a multidisciplinary rounding team at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport consisting of an attending physician, medical residents, and pharmacy/medical students. Mornings will be dedicated to table/bedside rounds and interdisciplinary teaching, while afternoons will be utilized for follow up on patient related issues, new admissions, and transitions of care. Opportunities for precepting pharmacy students will be available.

 

Elective Rotations

Ambulatory Care (Pediatrics)

 

This rotation is at a pediatric cardiology clinic which is staffed by two pediatric cardiologists and four advanced practice providers. A resident may expect to work closely with these providers to provide collaborative drug therapy management to patients with hypertension, medication counseling, drug information, and in-services as requested. Depending on the schedule, the resident may also be involved in research, public health service, or public health education.

 

Ambulatory Care (Heart Failure)

 

The practice sites for this rotation experience at Ochsner LSU Health – Shreveport are the Cardiology Clinic, Electrophysiology Clinic, and Heart Failure Clinic. The Heart Failure Clinic practitioners include nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The Cardiology Clinic and Electrophysiology Clinic practitioners include cardiology fellows and cardiology attendings. The clinical pharmacist is responsible for ensuring the patient has an accurate home medication list in the electronic health care record. Additional responsibilities include review of all medications for safety and accuracy, medication counseling, assisting with patient procurement of medications, and being a liaison between the clinic and outpatient pharmacies.

 

Oncology II

 

This rotation is an ambulatory care oncology rotation at the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at Ochsner-LSU Health Shreveport. Clinics include GI and Lung/Head and Neck. The resident works as an integral part of the medical team along with attendings and fellows to provide optimal care for our patients both through direct patient and physician interaction.

 

Internal Medicine II

 

The resident will be part of an interdisciplinary patient care team at Ochsner LSU Health Monroe with an inpatient Family Medicine service. Opportunities to precept P4 students may be available.

 

Administrative

 

This rotation will provide the resident with a plethora of experience in the behind the scenes work of a college of pharmacy administration team. Paired with the school director and associate school director the resident will learn the functions of a pharmacy school inside and out. This is a great elective for a resident that is interested in a future in academia and potentially an administrative role in a college of pharmacy.

 

New Orleans Rotations (6 weeks)

Required Rotations

Ambulatory Care (Community Health or Primary Care)

 

RePrimary Care at University Medical Center New Orleans

 

This rotation will allow residents to provide direct patient care in the adult primary care setting. The resident will meet with patients for one-on-one comprehensive medication reviews focusing on common primary care issues including diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and smoking cessation. Residents will also work with attending physicians, medical residents, and nursing staff to provide medication recommendations, counseling, and to resolve barriers to medication access. Residents will strengthen their patient communication skills with a focus on motivational interviewing, communicating through an interpreter, and working with patients at a variety of health literacy levels.

 

Community Health at CrescentCare – A Community Health Center

 

This rotation provides a variety of ambulatory care clinical experiences to the robust community of New Orleans. The resident will have the opportunity to experience clinical pharmacy in the following clinical settings: HIV, Transgender Care, Primary Care, Opioid Rehabilitation, and Pediatrics. Additionally, the resident will participate as a member of the Chronic Disease State Management Team, providing services of medication therapy management, hypertension clinic, asthma clinic, and diabetes education. The resident will also have the opportunity to participate in the prevention clinic by participating in the New Orleans Syringe Access Program providing Narcan education and distribution.

 

Infectious Diseases

 

This rotation, at University Medical Center New Orleans, aims to provide residents with the foundational knowledge and skills to manage complicated infectious disease cases. Given the diverse and underserved population that an academic medical center in downtown New Orleans provides, the resident will gain experience in both common and uncommon infectious diseases, including bacterial, viral, mycobacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections. Residents will develop a greater understanding of clinical microbiology and pharmacokinetics/ pharmacodynamics of antimicrobial therapy. As a consult service, the resident will enhance his/her communication skills by discussing recommendations with attending physicians, medical residents/interns, pharmacists, and nursing staff. Aside from direct patient care, the rotation experience will also include attending antimicrobial stewardship committee meetings, journal club, case presentation, and various topic discussions. 

 

Internal Medicine

 

This rotation, at University Medical Center New Orleans, seeks to provide residents with broad training experience in managing acutely ill internal medicine patients admitted for diverse and complex medical problems. The goal of this rotation is for residents to develop broad skills and competencies in pharmaceutical care as they relate to inpatient internal medicine. This rotation will enable residents to effectively participate in therapeutic decision making, drug therapy selection, monitoring of acutely ill patients, and transitions of care, including discharge planning and counseling.

 

Medical Intensive Care

 

The Medical Intensive Care Unit rotation is offered at University Medical Center New Orleans. The resident will participate in academic teaching rounds daily with teams from LSUHSC’s or Tulane University’s Schools of Medicine. The resident will work with the physician teams and nursing staff to make evidence-based recommendations for critically ill patients, while learning about a wide variety of critical care topics. Residents will provide daily pharmacotherapy recommendations including pharmacokinetic monitoring and anticoagulation management. During the block, they will also have the opportunity to provide education to our physician trainee colleagues and participate in daily lectures.

 

Elective Rotations

Cardiology

 

The Cardiology elective rotation is offered at University Medical Center New Orleans. The resident will participate in daily teaching rounds with the cardiology consult services from LSUHSC and Tulane University’s Schools of Medicine. The resident will be exposed to a variety of cardiovascular diseases with an emphasis on the care of the critically ill. This elective opportunity is non-precepting and is offered during the Spring only after Internal Medicine and/or MICU and provides the resident with the highest level of autonomy.

 

Emergency Medicine

 

This rotation, at University Medical Center New Orleans, seeks to provide residents the opportunity to care for patients in the fast-paced setting of the emergency department. The resident will learn the role of an emergency medicine pharmacist in a Level I trauma, academic medical center. Residents will work with physicians and nurses to make bedside medication recommendations for patients presenting with a variety of medical emergencies. The rotation will cover core critical care concepts and may also include trauma and medical resuscitation, order review, medication therapy monitoring, medication histories and patient/provider education.

 

Ambulatory Care (Community Health or Primary Care)

 

Internal Medicine II

 

Medical Intensive Care II

 


ULM College of Pharmacy
Bienville Building
1800 Bienville Dr
Monroe, LA 71201

Monday-Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Monroe Program Director: 
Dr. Stephen Hill, PharmD, BCPS,
318-342-1730
shill@ulm.edu

New Orleans Program Director:
Dr. Jen Hoh, PharmD., BCCCP
318-342-6604
hoh@ulm.edu

Residency Programs Coordinator:
Dr. Katie Aymond, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
318-342-6603
aymond@ulm.edu

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