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Curriculum Description

Available rotations include:

  • Orientation (4 weeks)*
  • Emergency Medicine Core I (8 weeks)*
  • Emergency Medicine Core II (10 weeks)*
  • Emergency Medicine Core III (8 weeks)*
  • Toxicology Intensive (2 weeks)*
  • Medical Critical Care (2 – 4 weeks, minimum 6 weeks Critical Care required)*
  • Surgical Critical Care (2 – 4 weeks, minimum 6 weeks Critical Care required)*
  • Cardiology (4 weeks)*
  • Inpatient Antimicrobial Management (2 weeks)*
  • Emergency Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship Intensive (2 weeks)
  • Pain and Palliative Care (2-4 weeks)
  • Urgent Care (Non-Pharmacist Preceptor - 8 weeks)
    • One day per week for duration of rotation

*Indicates required rotation

Additional electives may be developed based on resident interest and practice area/preceptor availability


Longitudinal Rotations (required)

  • Medication Safety and Management
    • Resident schedules and leads quarterly meetings with medication history team, regular meetings with preceptors progressing from weekly to monthly throughout the year
  • Emergency Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • No regularly scheduled dedicated time – requires some topic discussions and documentation/review of antimicrobial stewardship recommendations on Emergency Department patients, patients can be pulled from Emergency Medicine Core rotation sequence or Critical Access Staffing experiences.
  • Toxicology and Emergency Response
    • No regularly scheduled dedicated time. Relevant documented patient cases may be pulled from any rotation.
  • Education and Preceptorship
    • No regularly scheduled dedicated time.
  • Residency Project
    • Includes a total of 15 carved out days for project implementation and analysis – 5 full calendar days for project implementation scheduled during September-October and 10 full calendar days for project analysis scheduled during January-February. Days are scheduled by collaboration between resident and RPD.
  • Practice Management
    • Includes Longitudinal Friday every third Friday.
  • Critical Access Staffing
    • Staffing every third weekend at Aultman Orville Hospital
    • Based on IRS mileage reimbursement requirements, travel to Aultman Orville Hospital for orientation and Critical Access staffing will not be reimbursed.

Example Resident Schedule:


Residents will serve as active members of interdisciplinary teams on a variety of services and clinical rotations to enhance and refine their emergency medicine pharmacy practice skills and knowledge. Aultman Hospital's main emergency department is a level II trauma center, STEMI receiving center and Primary Stroke Center. In addition to the PGY2 pharmacy residency program, a growing medical emergency medicine residency program is established within Aultman Hospital. The Aultman Hospital Pharmacy Department has 15 pharmacy specialists and more than 800 licensed beds, allowing for a robust resident learning environment.

The strengths of the Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency include a strong collaborative relationship with medical, nursing, and other emergency medicine staff, including the medical residency program. Aultman offers emergency medicine-focused medication safety training, training with infectious disease experts, and critical care experience. If not already completed during their PGY1 training, residents will also have the opportunity to earn a teaching certificate through the University of Connecticut or specialized precepting training. Resident graduates will be prepared for emergency medicine and critical care clinical pharmacist positions, as well as specialty board certification.