Residency Structure

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.

Core Structure

  • 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

Clinical Rotations

Staffing Areas
(4 weeks, assigned to resident based upon staffing need)
General Internal MedicineMedical CardiologyNeurology
General SurgeryGeneral Pediatrics 
Optional (4 weeks)
Abdominal TransplantGynecology/Oncology SurgeryNuclear Medicine
Academia/TeachingHematologyNutritional Support
Bone Marrow TransplantHospiceOncology
Cardiothoracic SurgeryInfectious DiseasePediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMT
Family MedicineMedical CardiologyPediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
General Internal MedicineMedical/Surgical ICUPeripheral Vascular Surgery
General PediatricsNeurologyPsychiatry
General SurgeryNeurosurgery 
Required (4 weeks)
Operating Room (hybrid)Emergency Department (hybrid)Pharmaceutical Research Center

MSO-Specific Rotations

Advanced Medication Use Systems (4 weeks)Informatics (8 weeks)
Advanced Practice and Operations (4 weeks)Inpatient Operations I (4 weeks)
Contracting and Supply Chain (4 weeks)Inpatient Operations II (8 weeks)
Directing Integrated Pharmacy Services (10 weeks)Shared Services (8 weeks)

Management Rotations

Required (4 weeks)
Clinical ManagementPharmacy Administration and Leadership

Longitudinal Rotations

Medication Use Evaluation (8 weeks)Drug Policy (22 weeks)Medication Safety (16 weeks)