PGY2 Informatics Program Design

The OHSU PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program is a full-time, 12-month program that provides extensive training opportunities in all aspects of pharmacy informatics beginning on July 1st. Our program was accredited by ASHP in May 2006, becoming the first ASHP accredited program in pharmacy informatics. One residency position in pharmacy informatics is available annually. OHSU offers a structured training program in pharmacy informatics with ample opportunity for specialization through elective experiences. The resident's knowledge base, past experience, and interests dictate the choice and length of experiences. The resident and the preceptors develop the residency schedule jointly. 

The specialized residency training in Pharmacy Informatics is an emerging area. Our program in collaboration with other programs across the country are in the process of developing a set of goals and objectives specific to Pharmacy Informatics to be presented to the ASHP Commission on Credentialing to supplement the ASHP Standard for PGY2 programs. Post-graduate training opportunities currently available in Pharmacy Informatics. For more information on Informatics Pharmacists, see the ASHP Pharmacy Informatics and Technology webpage

Residents receive a list of goals and objectives at the beginning of each rotation. During the rotation and at the end of the experience, the resident meets with the preceptor to review their performance. A written report assessing the resident is prepared based on the ASHP Goals and Objectives using the PharmAcademic evaluation system. On a quarterly basis, the residency program director meets with the resident, providing an evaluation of their progress based on the comments of the preceptors and resident self-evaluation. At this time, the resident and program director adjust the residents schedule as necessary. 

Service requirement

Consistent with the ASHP residency standards, the OHSU residency experience is primarily a practical, rather than didactic or classroom experience. After completing a training program, the resident will staff in central pharmacy to support the Barcode Medication Administration pharmacist an area to be determined (approximately 4 shifts/month and then transitions to 3 shifts/month in the latter half of the residency). All residents must be licensed in Oregon within the first three months of the residency program. Visit the Oregon Board of Pharmacy web site for additional details. 

Teaching opportunities

The resident is required to precept their PGY1 coresidents during the PGY1 required rotation in pharmacy informatics. The resident is also required to deliver a presentation to second year pharmacy students on pharmacy informatics and potential careers in pharmacy informatics.