Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers a twelve-month PGY2 residency in cardiology pharmacy that offers comprehensive experience in a variety of cardiovascular practice areas. The purpose of the residency is to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice that meets the needs of cardiovascular patients. Graduates exit equipped to be fully integrated members of the interdisciplinary cardiovascular care team, and able to make complex pharmacotherapy recommendations in a fast-paced environment. In addition, graduates are experienced in short-term research in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, excel in their ability to teach other health professionals, and possess the experience necessary to exercise leadership for cardiology practice in the health system.
Cardiology Intensive Care
Mechanical Cardiac Support
Elective rotations will include two additional critical care rotations. Any rotation available to a PGY1 pharmacy resident at Vanderbilt may be completed by the PGY2 cardiology resident.
All rotations are four weeks in duration. A four week block will be designated as a transitional period dedicated to project time and meeting attendance. The resident's schedule is flexible in order to allow the resident to meet his/her career goals and interests.
Hospital Pharmacy Practice:
The resident will work in a guided hospital practice scheduled every fourth weekend and on selected holidays. The primary responsibility of the PGY2 resident will be clinical pharmacy practice such as pharmacokinetic consults and clinical dashboard activities. The resident will also participate in the clinical on-call program as either the primary clinical pharmacist on-call or as the back-up clinical pharmacist on-call for PGY1 residents.
The resident will conduct a research project over the course of the residency year. This project will include idea development, literature review, study design, IRB submission, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, oral presentation and a written manuscript.
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Daniel C. Johnson PharmD, BCPS, Program Director
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Pharmaceutical Services
1211 Medical Center Drive B131 VUH
Nashville, TN 37232-7610
Private nonprofit hospital/clinic . Teaching/Tertiary Model
Professional Staff = 150 . Non-professional staff = 220
Total Beds = 1065 . Average Daily Census = 877