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Internal Medicine – 2-3 week rotations (required)
The resident will work closely with one or more experienced pharmacists to provide comprehensive care to patients with a wide array of disease states.  Assigned readings will be discussed with disease state discussion leaders for the following: bowel diseases, community-acquired pneumonia, CPOD-Asthma, diabetes mellitus, DVT/PE, hypertension/hyperlipidemia, liver diseases, obesity, pancreatitis, Parkinson’s disease, and seizure disorders.

Critical Care – two 4-week rotations (required)
The resident will work closely with one or more experienced pharmacists to provide comprehensive care to patients with a wide array of disease states.  The resident will attend multidisciplinary daily rounds.  Assigned readings will be discussed with disease state discussion leaders for the following: acute renal failure, clinical toxicology, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic non-ketotic syndrome, insulin infusion in the intensive care patient, electrolyte and acid-base disorders, elevated intracranial pressure, mechanical ventilation / respiratory distress, sepsis and septic shock, stroke / TIA, post-resuscitation therapeutic hypothermia, ventilator-associated and heathcare-associated pneumonia.

Emergency Medicine – 4-week rotations (required)
The resident will work closely with an experience Emergency Department pharmacist and will follow a multitude of patients in an emergency situation. Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s Emergency Department is on the busiest in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Residents will see a multitude of disease states and emergent situations while on rotation.

Mental Health – 5 weeks (required)
The resident will work closely with one or more experienced pharmacists to provide comprehensive care to patients with a variety of mental health disorders and substance abuse withdrawal.  The resident will participate in bi-weekly medication group meetings.  Assigned readings will be discussed with disease state discussion leaders for the following:  Alcohol and Narcotic Withdrawal; Alzheimer’s Disease; Anxiety Disorders Spectrum (GAD, OCD, PTSD, Panic Disorder); Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder; Bipolar Affective Disorder & subtypes; Major Depression; Personality Disorders; Pregnancy and Medications; Schizophrenia / Schizophreniform / Schizoaffective Disorder

Palliative Care-Oncology-Supportive Care – 5 weeks (required)
The resident will work closely with one or more experienced pharmacists to provide comprehensive care to patients referred to the palliative care team and for those with various hematologic and oncologic diseases.  Assigned readings will be discussed with disease state discussion leaders for the following:  Colony-Stimulating Factors / Erythropoietic Agents; Extravasation Injury; Tumor Lysis Syndrome; Hypercalcemia; Neutropenic Sepsis; Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting; Palliative Care

Ambulatory Care – Anticoagulation Clinic – longitudinal (required)
The resident will work closely with Dr. Keith Perkins, Pharm.D. to provide care to patients requiring chronic anticoagulation seen in a large family-practice clinic.  The resident will be assigned to the anticoagulation clinic one day each week throughout the year.

Practice Management / Drug Policy Development - longitudinal (required)
The resident will work closely with the department leadership throughout the year to address a variety of topics related to practice management, formulary selection, and policy development. The resident is expected to participate in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee throughout the year and present drug monograph reviews for formulary additions as well as drug utilization reviews. The resident will also spend 4 weeks on an intensive management rotation.

Infectious Disease – 5 weeks (required)
The resident will have the opportunity to work within Shawnee Mission’s new Antimicrobial Stewardship program. The resident is expected to attend daily rounds with a group including an infectious disease physician and pharmacist and make recommendations as deemed necessary. Topics that will be covered include, but are not limited to: HIV/AIDS, pneumonia, MRSA, skin and soft tissue infections, bone infections, sepsis and bowel/peritoneal infections.

NICU-OB-GYN – 4 weeks (required)
The resident will work closely with one or more NICU pharmacists to provide comprehensive care to infants with a wide assortment of disease processes. The resident will also be able to work within Kansas City’s busiest labor and delivery department and provide services to OB-GYN patients as well.

Project Management – longitudinal (required)
Throughout the residency year, the resident will develop a question into a research project. The resident will have the chance to present this project at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and at the Midwest Pharmacy Residency Conference.
 
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Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66204
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