Learning Experiences

Residents receive 4 weeks of orientation before moving on to complete patient care rotations. Residents will complete a four week Practice Management Rotation and a four week Medication Safety Rotation. One 5-week Internal Medicine rotation, one 6-week Internal Medicine rotation, one 6-week critical care rotation, one 4-week Pain Management rotation as well as a longitudinal rotations in formulary management, medical emergencies and completion of a teaching certificate are also required. Each resident selects 3 elective rotations, 4 weeks in length. A research and a community service project are required to be completed during the program year. Residents are assigned a total of 4 weeks of project time dedicated to completing the components of assigned projects during the program - one week in the fall, 2 weeks in December and one week in the spring. 


Required Rotations:

Pharmacy Orientation
Medication Safety
Critical Care
Pain Management
Practice Management 
Internal Medicine I and II

Elective (Choose 3):

Ambulatory Care
Infectious Disease
Emergency Medicine
Anemia Management
Advanced Pain and Palliative Care


Research Project
Service Project
Formulary Management
Medical Emergencies
Teaching Certificate Program 

Staffing Component:

Residents will be required to complete staffing hours every 3rd weekend, plus an additional 10 staffing hours per month which may be broken into two 5 hour staffing increments beginning in September of the program year. 

Teaching Certificate Program:

Residents will have the opportunity to complete a teaching certificate online through the University of Kentucky administered through American Society of Health System Pharmacists (AHSP). This program includes both online didactic video lectures and on-site discussion with current preceptors. Residents will complete a philosophy of teaching as well as participate in required teaching and preceptor experiences throughout the year to earn their teaching certificate throughout this program.