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Learning Experiences

At a minimum, each resident will spend two-thirds or more of their time involved in direct patient care activities and approximately half of the residency year is scheduled in required learning experiences inclusive of longitudinal experiences. No more than one-third of direct patient care learning experiences (over a 12-month period) may focus on a specific disease state or population. All rotation blocks are five weeks in duration (except as noted) for a total of 10 blocks throughout the residency year. All residents will be assigned five required learning experiences and select a total of five elective experiences.

Sequencing of Learning Experiences

Learning experiences are scheduled such that areas of possible PGY2 specialization occur prior to the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Learning experience schedules are modified during the year based on changes in resident interest and/or performance.

Sample Resident Schedule
Required Learning Experiences

All rotation blocks are five weeks in duration (except as noted).

  • Orientation (eight weeks)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care (Medical)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship / Infectious Diseases
  • Self-Directed Project (three weeks)
Longitudinal Learning Experiences
  • Operational Practice (52 weeks)
  • Drug Information (52 weeks)
  • Leadership & Management (52 weeks)
  • Research Project (52 weeks)
  • Teaching & Precepting (52 weeks)
Selective and Elective Learning Experiences

All elective learning experiences are five weeks in duration. Resident to select five learning experiences with at least four providing direct patient care (denoted in italics). Note resident may select up to two critical care* learning experiences.

  • Administration
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship / Infectious Diseases II
  • Critical Care (Cardiac)*
  • Critical Care (Neuro)*
  • Critical Care (Surgical)*
  • Drug Information
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hematology/Oncology – Inpatient
  • Hematology/Oncology – Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Neonatal and Pediatrics
  • Pain and Palliative Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Transitions of Care