Resident Expectations

The residency program traditionally begins on July 1st and is completed June 30th of the following year. We align with our Graduate Medical Education (GME) orientation schedule, which adjusts the official start date (likely before July 1). 

Program Requirements 

Residency certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the following activities:

  • Major Projects – 2 required (1 data collection, 1 process improvement project)

    • Residency Conference Presentation (1 project to work toward this presentation)

    • ASHP Poster submission (required) and presentation (if accepted)

    • Manuscript preparation and submission of project for publication

    • IRB approval required

  • Medication Use Evaluation(s) (MUEs)

    • Presentation to P&T, including evidence based research and cost analysis

  • Education Programs – minimum of 4

    • Noon Conference Lectures for Medicine Residents (2 required)

    • CE approved presentation at ECPA, AU (Mobile), Rx Week, or other (at least 1)

    • Grand Rounds Presentation at Sacred Heart Hospital (at least 1)

  • Administrative project – choose one to work on with one of managers

    • i.e. Antibiogram, Policy Review, Financial, QI, cost savings

  • Duty Hour Log completion

  • Health System Meetings (P&T, Antimicrobial Stewardship, MUSIC, others per interest)

  • Volunteer Activities – 1 per quarter

  • Departmental Service Commitment – average 40 hours every 4 weeks (See below)

  • Recruitment Support – AL Residency Conference, Midyear Residency Showcase, etc.

  • BLS / ACLS / PALS certification

  • Evaluations – completed in PharmAcademic

  • Portfolio Completion (residency certificate will not be issued until turned in to RPD)

Each resident will be expected to meet ASHP standards throughout the year of residency training, in educational and professional progression.

Goals and objectives for each learning experience are detailed in PharmAcademic and will be used to guide the resident training.