Pain Management and Palliative Care Pharmacy

Pain Management and Palliative Care Pharmacy
• The Department of Pharmacy Services at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers is recruiting applicants for a one-year PGY2 Residency in Pain Management and Palliative Care.

General Description
• The PGY2 Pain Management and Palliative Care is designed to provide the resident with a wide array of experiences in pain and symptom management, while affording opportunities for collaboration with renowned clinicians and world class experts in research and education. The program is designed to provide a strong clinical foundation while developing analytical, leadership, teaching, and writing skills. It will also provide experiences in pain pharmacy, palliative care, hospice, and institutional policy around pain management. Upon completion of the program, the resident will be prepared to secure a specialized pharmacist position in pain management, palliative care, or hospice.

Program Purpose
• The residency program in pain management and palliative care is designed to develop clinician expertise in pain and symptom management pharmacotherapy in order to practice in the inpatient, outpatient, or hospice setting as a clinical pharmacy specialist.

Program Structure

Required Rotations: (one month unless otherwise noted)
Orientation/Staffing (July)
Research (December)
Inpatient Pain Pharmacist Consult Service I and II
Inpatient Adult Palliative Care Consult Service I and II
Outpatient pain or palliative care clinic (longitudinal or block as available)

Elective Rotations:
Inpatient Pediatric Palliative Care Consult Service
Inpatient Pediatric Pain Service
Diversion Prevention Team (one week, shadow)
Critical Care
Addiction Medicine

Additional Required Activities:
Institutional Opioid and Pain Management Strategy (project based)
Research project
Writing project
ACPE-Accredited 1-hour CE Presentation
Teaching at College of Pharmacy
Professional and/or institutional committee involvement
Attendance at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting (plus poster)
Attendance at Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference (plus platform presentation)
Attendance at specialty meeting

Other Learning Opportunities:
Teaching certificate program
Online journal club through the Society of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacists 

Approximately every 3rd weekend for no more than 15 weeks, 1 minor holiday and one major holiday block.

Research and Publications Opportunity
Through the research and writing requirements of the program, the resident has the potential to produce at least two manuscripts suitable for peer-reviewed publication by the completion of the residency. There may be additional opportunities depending on resident interest. Presentation to the interdisciplinary palliative care research group will also be available.

Teaching Opportunity
Residents receive a faculty appointment as Adjunct Clinical Instructor with the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. Experience in rotation-related precepting and teaching of PharmD students and PGY1 residents is widely available. Opportunities to educate other disciplines (social work, medicine, nursing, etc.) may also be available depending on resident interest.

Residency Director Information
Michael A. Smith, PharmD, BCPS
Program Director & Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
Michigan Medicine, Department of Pharmacy Services
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
1500 East Medical Center Drive, B2D301/0008
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5008
Phone: 734-764-5374
Fax: 734-232-3222