Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy

 

Linda Stuckey, PharmD, BCPS

Residency Program Director:
Linda Fitzgerald, PharmD, BCPS

General Description

The University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) PGY2 solid organ transplant residency prepares its graduates to assume positions in abdominal, thoracic, or pediatric transplantation as clinical specialists employed by an institution or as a non-tenure track faculty member at a college of pharmacy.  Graduates from this program will be proficient in the care of transplant recipients within all aspects of the transplant process, including pre-transplant, during the acute care phase of transplant, and ongoing post-transplant care. UMHS is a university teaching hospital providing an exceptional environment to engage our residents in direct patient care activities, research experiences, and teaching opportunities.  

Program Purpose

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for the attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

Program Structure

Required Rotations:  

Transplant Surgery (STX)                             
Lung Transplant                                            
Heart Failure/Transplant                                           
Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Transplant Ambulatory Care
Transplant Infectious Disease
Orientation (July)                           
Research (December)            

Elective Rotations

Intensive Care Units (Medical/Cardiothoracic)    
Hepatology
General Pediatrics Transplant
Teaching

Longitudinal Experience

  • Writing Project
  • Research Project
  • Transplant Quality Improvement project
  • Didactic Teaching – Adjunct Clinical Instructor at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
  • Major topic discussions with transplant preceptor group (5-6 throughout the year)
  • Journal Club/Journal Watch
  • AST Organ Donation challenge with the UM COP
  • Committee involvement
  • Clinical On-Call (Back-up to PGY1 residents)

Example Schedule

SOT Example Schedule
 

Staffing Responsibility 

Weekend activities include covering pharmacokinetics, nutrition support, and anticoagulation, 13-15 weekends per year. Residents will be required to work one minor holiday and one major holiday block 

On Call Responsibility 

Will serve as a back-up to PGY1 residents covering the clinical on-call pager in one week increments 

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 end of the residency.

Teaching Opportunity

The Resident will receive a faculty appointment as Adjunct Clinical Instructor with the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. Experience in rotation-related precepting and in teaching of Pharm.D. students and PGY1 residents is widely available. The Resident will gain experience in didactic teaching in the Critical Care lecture and Ethics/EBM Transplant Session at the College of Pharmacy.

Preceptors

Simona Butler
Angie Clark
Greg Eschenauer
Jim Miller
Laura Cotiguala
Jerod Nagel
Jamie Park
Twisha Patel
Melissa Pleva
Kristen Pogue
Randolph Regal
Linda Stuckey
Sarah Tischer
 

Residency Director Information

Linda Stuckey, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Transplant

PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency Program Director

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy Services

University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers

Victor Vaughan House

1111 E. Catherine St, Room 306

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2054

Phone: 734-936-8219

Email: lindastu@med.umich.edu

 

 Please check out the F.A.Q. for application deadlines and interview dates.