PGY-2 Internal Medicine - Pharmacy - Careers - Eskenazi Health

PGY2 Program Purpose: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

The ASHP-accredited Eskenazi Health PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency prepares residents to successfully manage complicated adult general medicine patients in an acute care setting. Residents will work alongside a multidisciplinary team at an academic safety-net medical center, focusing on the care of underserved patients with a variety of medical and socioeconomic backgrounds. Available teaching opportunities target medical professionals at all stages of training through in-services, precepting, didactic lectures and the teaching certificate program.

Upon successful completion of the residency program, residents will have achieved the following:

  • Serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications
  • Optimize the outcomes of internal medicine patients by providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training and educational activities for health care professionals and health care professionals in training
  • Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills
  • Contribute to the body of pharmacy knowledge in internal medicine
  • Evaluate, manage and improve the medication-use process
  • Demonstrate additional skills that contribute to practicing effectively in the health care environment
  • Early Commitment: The PGY2 Critical Care Program at Eskenazi Health will decide and communicate to internal residents whether the program will be pursuing early commitment that year.  This does not guarantee an internal resident will be offered early commitment.  Internal PGY1 residents may only apply to early commit to one PGY2 program within Eskenazi Health.

This PGY2 Pharmacy Residency conducted by Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, IN is accredited by ASHP.

  • Salary and Benefits

    • $52,000 stipend

    • 29 days paid time off

    • Relocation assistance available

    • Medical, dental and vision insurance available

    • Excellent and diverse work environment

    • Office space with individual computer

    • Lab coat provided

  • Required Activities

    • Participate in departmental and hospital-wide meetings as assigned

    • Co-chair a pharmacy-focused hospital committee

    • Completion of the ASHP-provided list of organ systems-related topics

    • Conduct a research project and prepare of a manuscript suitable for publication

    • Coordinate and participate in Internal Medicine Journal Club

    • Coordinate and participate patient case presentations

    • Fulfill every third weekend staffing requirements

    • Prepare and present Pharmacy Grand Rounds

    • Present research project at regional conference 

  • Required Rotations

    • Orientation
    • Internal Medicine
      • Internal medicine
      • Internal medicine expanded services
      • Internal medicine with precepting
    • Medical ICU
    • Ambulatory Care
    • Clinical Administration
  • Elective Rotations

    Core Electives

    • Cardiology 

    • Emergency Medicine

    • Geriatrics

    • Hematology/Oncology

    • Infectious Diseases (antimicrobial stewardship or rounding consult service)

    • Internal Medicine Academia

    • Nephrology

    • Neurology

    • Palliative Care

    • Pulmonology

    • Psychiatry

    Additional Electives 

    • Anticoagulation Clinic

    • Cardiovascular Risk Education

    • Clot Clinic (pharmacy managed DVT/PE clinic)  

    • Critical Care Recovery Center

    • Eskenazi Health Center Pedigo

    • Gastroenterology Clinic

    • HIV Clinic

    • Nutrition Support  

    • Opioid Stewardship

    • Practice Management

    • Regulatory Readiness/Medication use Process

    • Solid Organ Transplant

    • Surgery/Anesthesia 

    • Toxicology

    • Additional months of any required rotation

  • Application Information

    Requirements for Application:

    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Three references utilizing the standardized reference form available in PhORCAS
    • Official college transcripts
    • Eligible for Indiana licensure

    All applications will be submitted using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

    Application due date: Jan. 3, 2022
  • Teaching Opportunities

    PGY2 Internal Medicine residents will participate in teaching activities within Eskenazi Health Pharmacy. The resident may also be involved with teaching activities made available through Purdue University, Butler University and IUPUI. Teaching activities may include but are not limited to:

    • Butler University Pharmacy Case Studies

    • Co-precepting PGY1 residents along with the assigned preceptor

    • Co-precepting or precepting pharmacy students on APPE

    • Didactic lectures

    • Evaluate student presentation skills

    • Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate (IPTeC) Program which includes preparing and presenting didactic coursework, formal presentations, and teaching portfolio development (if a teaching certificate was not obtained during PGY1 residency)

    • Medical resident education

    • Nursing in-services/orientation classes

    • Pharmacy in-services

    • Small group facilitation

    • Supervising/facilitating practical or lab courses

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