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Required Rotations

Internal Medicine I

Preceptor: John Murphy RPh, AE-C

The Internal Medicine I rotation is a four-week learning experience and will be used to develop a foundation of internal medicine knowledge and skills. The primary location of the rotation will be on a 30 bed general medicine floor. The goals of this rotation is to develop clinical decision making and gain confidence working with the health care team. Residents will participate in patient care rounds daily, perform medication reconciliations and discharge medication teaching. Topics covered will be Hypertension, Diabetes, Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP), Asthma and Gout.

Internal Medicine II

Preceptor: Trisha LaPointe PharmD, BCPS, FASHP

The Internal Medicine II rotation is a four-week learning experience and will be used to continue to expand on the foundation of internal medicine knowledge and skills developed during the Internal Medicine I rotation. The primary location of the rotation will be on a 30 bed general medicine floor. The goals of this rotation are to develop skills in teaching a wide range of learners and develop a deep understanding of managing chronic diseases. Topics covered include Women’s Health, Diabetes, Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Critical Care I

Preceptor: Matthew Borden PharmD, BCCCP

The Critical Care I rotation is a four-week learning experience and will be used to develop the foundation of critical care knowledge and skills. The primary location of this rotation is a 10-bed Medical ICU located. The goal of this rotation is to develop fundamental decision-making skills necessary to function as an independent clinician in the ICU setting with a focus on designing, monitoring and evaluating patient-specific pharmacotherapeutic plans. Activities will include rounding daily with ICU team, providing in-services to team members, reviewing relevant journal articles and presenting patient cases. Topics covered include diabetic ketoacidosis, sepsis, sedation/pain management, and alcohol withdrawal.

Critical Care II

Preceptor: Debra Black-Pisick, MS RPh

The Critical Care II rotation is a required four-week learning experience and that expands on the critical care knowledge developed during the Critical Care I rotation. The primary location of this rotation is a 10 bed Medical ICU. The goal of this rotation is to develop independence and confidence in decision making related to the care of critically ill patients. Topics covered include ARDS, Neuromuscular Blockade, Status Epilepticus and ICU Delirium.

Management

Preceptor: Eric Musial, PharmD, MBA

The Pharmacy Management rotation is a four-week learning experience and will be used to develop foundational skills in pharmacy leadership and department operations. The objective is to understand and apply key aspects of pharmacy management including but not limited to handling human resource issues, interpretation of financial data, basic accounting principles, budgeting, supply chain management and informatics. Topics covered include Cost Accounting, Inventory Management, Meaningful Use and Performance Improvement Methodologies (TQM, Six Sigma).

Hematology/Oncology

Preceptor: David Roderick PharmD

The Hematology/Oncology rotation is a four-week rotation primarily located in a very active 19-chair outpatient clinic. The goals of this rotation is to develop the resident’s knowledge base and skill set in providing care for the oncology patients as well as provide opportunities for the resident to educate providers and nurses on novel therapies and changes to policies and procedures. Topics covered include Solid Tumors (Pancreatic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, etc.), Chemotherapy Induced Nausea/Vomiting, Febrile Neutropenia, and various solid organ tumor treatments.

Transitions of Care

Preceptor: Lori Flynn PharmD and Nicole Nolan PharmD

The Transitions of Care rotation is a 4 week learning experience that will focus on providing medication management for patients as they are admitted and later discharged from the hospital. This rotation will take place throughout the hospital as well as in various locations throughout the greater Lowell area. Goals of the rotation are to increase the residents comfort in counseling patients and to provide the resident with experience in overcoming the challenges patients experience while providing self-care. Topics include Proper Medication Administration (Enoxaparin, Insulin, etc.), Chronic Disease State Management, and Managing Patient Access Issues.

 

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