Foundation Residency Program Information
The Residency Program should have a defined Program Leader. The Residency Program Leader is a senior pharmacist with demonstrable experience in clinical pharmacy and clinical education who is responsible for the organisation and delivery of the Residency Program. The Program Leader must be able to demonstrate core skills in supervision, teaching and mentoring of foundation level staff, as well as a high level of clinical pharmacy expertise.
Consider the likely structure of your residency rotations and associated preceptors. List these rotations, provide a brief description of the rotation and name the preceptors who will supervise the resident for these rotations. Include a brief bio of each preceptor that outlines the clinical and supervisory experience of the preceptors.
Outline A) total number of beds per category and B) FTE clinical pharmacists allocated to each category:
- Category 1. Specialist Units (e.g. haematology, medical oncology, renal medicine)
- Category 2. Medical bed type (e.g. general medical units, gastroenterology, respiratory medicine)
- Category 3. Surgical bed type (e.g. general surgical units, breast surgery, cardiothoracic surgery)
- Category 4. Palliative care
- Category 5. Minimal changes to medicines anticipated (e.g. ENT, obstetrics, gynaecology)
- Category 6. Longer stay admissions (e.g. Drug & Alcohol, Non-acute geriatric)
Additional Rotation Sites
The breadth of Resident experiences may be offered at a one or more Rotation Sites in addition to the primary Residency Site. A ‘Rotation Site’ is a site, other than the Residency Site, at which part of the Residency Program is undertaken.
SHPA requires Residency Programs to ensure Residents spend six months in a medical rotation (for example, across general medicine, cardiology, respiratory, infectious diseases, etc.), six months in a surgical rotation (for example, across general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, breast and gynaecological surgery, colorectal surgery, orthopaedic surgery, etc.), six months in an operational role (for example across inpatient/discharge and outpatient dispensary, clinical trials, manufacturing, medicines information, etc.) and one elective rotation.