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Professional Development

Practice committees

Residents have the opportunity to participate on departmental or institutional committees to optimize the residency training experience. Through this experience, trainees gain appreciation for consensus-building and provide valuable input into practice decisions. A preceptor or committee member typically attends all meetings with the resident to provide guidance throughout the year.

Professional travel

During the academic year, residents have the opportunity to attend professional meetings for the purpose of networking, professional development and service to the profession. Funding for travel-related expenses, such as airfare, hotel and registration fees, is provided by the residency program.

PGY-1 residents are required to attend Vizient, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, ASHP state affiliate meeting(s) and a regional residency research conference. Additional meetings are based on the discretion of residency program leadership. Typically, residents are allotted a maximum of 10 professional travel days a year.

In the PGY-2 year meeting attendance will be similar to the PGY-1 year except that the ASHP Leadership Meeting and a Midwest Hospital site visit tour will be incorporated into the residency year at the discretion of residency program leadership. Similar to the PGY-1 year, you will typically be allotted a maximum of 10 professional travel days.