The base of the residency is four-week rotations in a variety of clinical and operational areas throughout the pharmacy department. The first six months will focus on clinical areas and the remainder of the residency will be a mix of clinical and operational rotations. The resident will rotate through each of these rotations while maintaining his/her required staffing component of the residency and other required activities. The resident will also be required to complete two major projects (one each year).
Note that although the two-year MSO residency is 104 weeks, longitudinal rotations add an additional 42 weeks of experience to the program.
Four weeks of department training
28 weeks of clinical patient care rotations (7 four-week rotations)
Includes two required for staffing areas
Includes two optional clinical patient care rotations
Includes two required hybrid clinical/operational patient care rotations
Includes one required pharmaceutical research patient care rotation
57 weeks of required MSO-specific rotations
Includes seven weeks of elective rotation time in any MSO-specific rotation
Eight weeks of required management rotations
Two weeks of conference attendance
Five weeks of project time
42 weeks of longitudinal rotations
Staffing Areas (4 weeks, assigned to resident based upon staffing need)