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Q: Will you be at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting?
A: Yes, there will be representatives from the Johns Hopkins Community Pharmacy Residency Program at the Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas, NV. We will be at The Johns Hopkins Home Care Group – Johns Hopkins Outpatient Pharmacy booth #4111 during the residency showcase on Monday, December 5.
Q: Can you tell me more about your program?
A: The Johns Hopkins Home Care Group Community Pharmacy Residency program is a 12-month curriculum that provides residents with extensive training opportunities. Two applicants will be accepted into our PGY1 community pharmacy residency program. The PGY1/2 Health System Administration program is a 24-month curriculum that includes a M.B.A. or M.S. degree. The foundation of the combined degree program is built upon the first year Community Pharmacy Residency. One applicant will be accepted into our Combined PGY1 Community and PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration program each year.
Q: What clinical and specialized services does your department offer?
A: We offer clinical services in HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, geriatrics, solid organ transplant, medication therapy management, and immunizations. Areas of specialized services offered by Johns Hopkins Outpatient Pharmacy include solid organ transplant, infectious disease, geriatrics, oncology, psychiatry, specialty pharmacy, and compounding.
Q: How are residents evaluated?
A: Residents receive a list of goals and objectives at the beginning of each rotation. At the end of the concentrated rotations, they meet with their preceptor to review their performance. For longitudinal rotations, residents review their performance with their preceptor quarterly. A report assessing residents is prepared based on ASHP’s Residency Learning System (RLS). On a quarterly basis, the director of the residency program provides residents with an evaluation of their progress based on preceptors’ comments.
Q: Is a project required?
A: Residents are required to design, conduct, and evaluate a major project related to an aspect of pharmacy practice during the residency year.
Q: What types of presentations are required?
A: Residents are required to deliver one ACPE-accredited continuing education presentation. They also must provide in-services to the pharmacy teams throughout the year depending on the rotation. In addition, residents present the results of their major project to the preceptors before presenting the results at a regional residency conference: the Eastern States Residency Conference.
Q: Is staffing required?
A: Consistent with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Commission on Credentialing standards, the Hopkins residency experience is primarily a practical, rather than didactic or classroom experience. Practice skills are developed throughout the program in all aspects of pharmaceutical care. Residents will staff in the pharmacy one shift during the week and every third weekend.
Q: What is the salary?
A: A resident’s stipend is approximately $47,705 for PGY1 Pharmacy Residents.
Q: Is funding available for residents to attend professional meetings?
A: Monetary funding will also be available for residents to attend selected professional meetings.
Q: Do residents receive vacation time?
A: Residents receive a comprehensive benefits package, including health care, dental, eye care, vacation and sick days during the residency year.
Q: Do residents have library privileges?
A: Residents have access to the William H. Welch Medical Library located on the Johns Hopkins’ East Baltimore Medical campus. One of the largest medical libraries in the country, the Welch Library houses medical literature in all fields of teaching, patient care and research represented at Hopkins. It contains more than 267,000 bound volumes as well as an extensive audiovisual collection.
Q: Is office space available to residents?
A: Residents are provided with desk space and computers.
Q: Do residents have parking privileges?
A: There are several parking options from which residents may choose.
Q: For the Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency, is the resident responsible for the MBA or MS tuition?
A: The tuition for the MBA or MS degree with the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is fully supported by the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. The resident is not responsible for tuition costs.