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Critical Care Practice Residency Program Expectations

The resident is expected to achieve the objectives of the Critical Care Practice Residency Program related to both administrative and professional practice skills. The resident reports to and is supervised by the rotation preceptors, the Residency Director, and the Residency Program Coordinator.

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:

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.

5. Maintenance of active membership in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

6. Completion of a major residency project, medication use evaluation, and manuscript for publication.

7. Provision of several required presentations throughout the residency, including journal club presentations, residency conferences, inservices to housestaff physicians and nursing personnel, and pharmacy staff development conferences.

8. Submission of an article to one of the newsletters published by department staff.

9. 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 staffing schedule permits.  Residents are encouraged to attend the Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress.