Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Session Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Presentation Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Exhibit Hall E
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital performs a high volume of solid organ transplants each year, allowing for residents and students from many healthcare disciplines to gain knowledge in transplant care. Solid organ transplant (SOT) continues to be a favorite learning experience for pharmacy students and residents at UAB with many pharmacy residents deciding to pursue a career in transplant. Due to this repeated interest, a need was identified for a SOT pharmacy residency at UAB Hospital. The purpose of this project was to develop the core components of a post-graduate year (PGY) 2 SOT pharmacy residency program at UAB Hospital.
METHODS: A review of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accreditation requirements was conducted. A gap analysis was used to assure compliance with the accreditation requirements and to guide development. A survey was distributed to other PGY2 SOT programs in the United States.
RESULTS: The gap analysis allowed for the identification and correction of deficits in the program at UAB. The majority of deficits were related to program design. Structure, learning experience descriptions, evaluations, and a residency manual were developed based on ASHP requirements and available learning opportunities. Survey results from 32 transplant centers were analyzed and compared to the transplant opportunities at UAB.;
|Solid Organ Experience||31 responses|
|Preceptors with PGY2 Specialty Residency Training||28 responses|
CONCLUSION: Core components were developed based on current residency programs in place at UAB and ASHP standards for PGY2 SOT residency programs. Full accreditation of the program is anticipated upon graduation of a resident and an ASHP on-site visit due to the work and preparation involved during this residency project.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Guyton A, Clark D, Todd M, Peterson J, James A. Development of a Post-Graduate Year 2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency Program at an Academic Medical Center [abstract]. Am J Transplant. 2015; 15 (suppl 3). https://atcmeetingabstracts.com/abstract/development-of-a-post-graduate-year-2-solid-organ-transplant-pharmacy-residency-program-at-an-academic-medical-center/. Accessed April 15, 2021.
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