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PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency; ASHP-accredited
Laura Borstad Richardson, PharmD, BCPS-CV
Purpose and Description
The PGY2 Cardiology Residency Program at Abbott Northwestern is both flexible and focused. The resident will develop skills to advance as both an independent practitioner as well as a member of interdisciplinary teams in providing patient care, with a focus on cardiac disease states.
The pharmacy practice model at Abbott Northwestern Hospital combines a decentralized pharmacist practice with responsibility for a medication distribution system that of automated drug dispensing cabinets and a state-of–the-art sterile compounding facility.
The resident will work closely with the clinical cardiology pharmacist/program director, cardiology practitioners, and numerous pharmacist practitioners specialized in clinical pharmacy, informatics, logistics and leadership. The resident will gain valuable experience by preparing and presenting educational programs, participating in multidisciplinary patient care rounds, staffing, teaching students and completing a major research project.
This specialty residency has a strong heart failure component, working with a team composed of cardiac surgeons, heart failure cardiologists, nurse practitioners, clinical pharmacists, and clinical coordinators. The resident will develop a longitudinal working relationship with this team to foster growth as a cardiology practitioner.
Upon the completion of the program, the resident will be a competent educator, delivering clinical and didactic education to other health care professionals on cardiac related topics. They will have acquired and demonstrated an understanding of the principles of clinical research.
Additionally, they will have advanced understanding of cardiology guidelines, evidence based medicine and clinical cardiology practice. They will be proficient in the medication use process, formulary management, drug policy development and outcomes assessment. The resident will develop personal preceptor skills through presentation experiences and student teaching. All of these goals will have a centered focus on the specialty of cardiology.
The above descriptions are highlights and not all inclusive. Please contact the Residency Program Director for more details. Additional rotations may be available based on the resident's interests and career goals.
The resident will staff a decentral practice area on average every third weekend starting after introductory training is completed through the end of residency year (exception = weekend preceding ASHP Midyear Clinical meeting). Each resident will work two of six observed holidays.
Stipend & Number of Positions
Submit all application materials through the ASHP PhORCAS system by January 9, 2015.
Matthew Lillyblad, PharmD: (2011-2014) Cardiology Clinical Pharmacist, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; (2014-current) Advanced Heart Failure Team Clinical Pharmacist, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
Sampaguita Wright, PharmD: Clinical Pharmacist, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Ashley Feldman, PharmD, BCPS: ED Clinical Pharmacist, St.John’s Hospital, Maplewood, MN