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Program Rotations

Longitudinal Rotations and Additional Projects
ACLS Certification
Drug Information
Pharmacy Grand Rounds / Seminar
Research / Quality Improvement Project
Pharmacy Practice
Optional Teaching Certificate

Core Rotations


Orientation rotation includes Baton Rouge General’s employee orientation, pharmacy department orientation and residency program orientation. This rotation focuses on general organization policy and procedure, protocols, employee benefits and services, employee code of conduct, and other organizational standard orientation onboarding resources. Orientation rotation also includes completion of any required certifications, online education/competencies, and research training.

Antimicrobial Stewardship

The Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) rotation focuses on providing education to providers on the appropriate utilization of antibiotics. Time is divided between global treatment plan assessment, individualized learning and discussion of ID topics, and working on specific infectious disease initiatives.

Critical Care I

During the Critical Care I rotation, residents attend daily multidisciplinary rounds with the ICU teaching service. Along with the preceptor, residents will be responsible for all aspects of medication therapy management for up to 24 medical and surgical ICU patients. The resident’s knowledge of critical care pharmacotherapy, and serving as a drug information resource are

Emergency Medicine I

During the Emergency Medicine I rotation, residents learn pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of conditions commonly seen in an emergency department. Residents participate in the roles and responsibilities of an emergency medicine clinical pharmacist, including optimization of medication use while interacting with the interdisciplinary team, order review, medication procurement and preparation. Residents are active participants in Code Blue and Code Fast emergencies, as well as participants in high risk procedures such as rapid sequence intubation.

Family Medicine Clinic/Skilled Nursing Facility (Ambulatory Care)

During the Ambulatory Care rotation, residents gain pharmacotherapy experience in long-term patient care on our Skilled Nursing Facility unit that combines inpatient rehabilitation and 24- hour skilled nursing care. Residents provide a comprehensive review of all patients’ conditions and medications. Residents attend interdisciplinary meetings where the care team reviews the patients’ care needs. In addition, residents spend two days in the Family Health Center Clinic where they will participate in both the pharmacist-led diabetes clinic and the Coumadin Clinic.

Internal Medicine I

During the Internal Medicine rotation, residents will round on the hospital units with the hospitalists in both multi-disciplinary and bedside rounds to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care. This includes prospective patient chart reviews, optimizing patient medication therapy, coordinating pharmaceutical services when needed, providing nursing and/or staff education and counseling patients on new medications.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)/Labor, Deliver, Postpartum and Recovery (LDPR)

During the NICU and LDRP rotation, residents complete medication orders, compound, and dispense medications accurately and safely for NICU & LDRP patients. Residents also round with the NICU team in multi-disciplinary rounds to provide medication recommendations and to answer drug-related questions.

Pharmacy Administration

During the Pharmacy Administration rotation, residents spend time with members of the pharmacy leadership team to collaborate with both external and internal stakeholders on pharmacy driven strategic initiatives.

Elective Rotations

Critical Care II

The Critical Care II rotation is an independent rotation designed to build on the clinical skills practiced during Critical Care I rotation. Working with the ICU interdisciplinary team, residents are responsible for and display initiative in the prevention, identification, and resolution of pharmacy-related patient-care problems.

Emergency Medicine II

The Emergency Medicine II rotation is designed to build on skills learned during the Emergency Medicine I rotation. During this rotation, residents serve as the emergency department point of contact to ensure safe and effective medication use during emergencies. After the completion of the rotation, residents will be equipped to integrate into the emergency medicine interdisciplinary team, triage acutely ill patients, prioritize responsibilities, and make appropriate medication recommendations in a fast-paced environment.

Family Medicine Clinic/Ambulatory Care II

The Ambulatory Care II rotation is designed to further develop clinical and analytical skills for managing patients in both the pharmacist-led diabetes clinic, the Coumadin Clinic, and the telehealth consult service. Residents will develop clinic initiative in order to further expand pharmacy's role in the ambulatory care setting.

Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Infusion

During the Outpatient Hematology/Oncology Infusion rotation, residents will learn sufficient in-depth knowledge of various drug classes of chemotherapy as well as approved NCCN chemotherapeutic regimens for common cancer types. In addition to participating in the multi-check process for chemotherapeutic orders, residents will interact with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to identify and solve medication-related issues, present relevant topic discussions on a variety of hematology and oncology topics, and respond to drug information requests.

Internal Medicine II

The Internal Medicine II rotation is designed to further develop clinical independence and analytical skills for providing excellent patient care. During the rotation, residents will round with the Hospital Medicine Group teaching service to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care to a diverse patient population with a wide range of disease states.

Pharmacy Informatics

During the Pharmacy Informatics rotation, residents learn the inner workings of the pharmacy clinical and information systems including Paragon, Pyxis, DoseEdge and Theradoc.