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Each resident is required to complete one major project spanning the length of the residency year. The result of the project will be presented at the Eastern States Conference in the spring. A manuscript will be due at the end of the residency year.
Timeline and Process
August: Selection of residency project
With the help of the project advisor, residents must write a description of the project, including background information, objectives, possible methodology and potential problems.
September: Submit project description to project advisor for review
The project description must include the following, if applicable:
- Background: the rationale for the project and pertinent background information related to the project
- Objectives: an outline of primary and secondary objectives or goals of the project
- Methodology: method required to complete the residency project
- Data analysis: a description of methods for analyzing the data, including statistical methods and end points
- Critical analysis: description of weaknesses, biases and/or obstacles and how to address these concerns.
October: Outline timetable with specific time points for data collection, data analysis and presentation preparation. The final proposal must be presented to the residency director for review.
December: Present poster at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
February: Abstract and registration for Eastern States Residency Conference due
March: Formal project presentation to preceptors, other resident and Pharmacy staff
May: Attend the Eastern States Residency Conference
June: Submit written manuscript to the residency director for approval