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Residency Program

The program is tailored to each resident’s strengths and weaknesses and is designed to produce a solid foundation in the provision of pharmaceutical care, practice management and essential skills. Upon acceptance to the residency program, each resident will complete a self-assessment form where they identify their strengths and any areas where they want or need more exposure. Utilizing required and elective learning experiences, the program is tailored to each resident.

Sample-Resident Training Plan.pdf

Required, core rotations usually last 4-8 weeks and consist of the following:

  • Practice Foundation Skills/Orientation
  • Direct Patient Care
    • Adult Medicine (various topics and patient areas are incorporated and spread over multiple rotations)
    • Critical Care/ICU
    • Surgery
    • Geriatrics/Long-Term Care
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Informatics


 Longitudinal learning experiences take place during the year and consist of the following:

  • Pharmacy Leadership
  • Drug Information
  • Residency Project
  • Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
  • Medication Safety


Pharmacy Services

Pharmacists at St. Claire Regional provide quality distributive and clinical pharmaceutical care. As a licensed pharmacist, residents will actively be involved in distributive functions (via their staffing component) and will be expected to gain proficiency in providing clinical services.

Clinical Services at SCR consist of the following:

  • Pharmacokinetic Dosing
    • Vancomycin, Aminoglycosides, Fosphenytoin, etc...
  • Systemic Anticoagulation
    • Weight-based IV unfractionated heparin dosing and monitoring
    • Warfarin dosing and monitoring (inpatient)
    • Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) dosing and monitoring
    • Argatroban dosing and monitoring
  • TPN/PPN Nutrition Support
  • Pain Management
  • Medication Counseling
  • Medication Reconciliation Assistance
  • Drug Information
  • Drug Therapy Newsletter


 Current Residents