Longitudinal learning experiences are those that occur throughout the residency year. They are ongoing and might not be associated with one particular service or patient care area. The resident will be required to complete two longitudinal learning experiences: Drug Information & Formulary Management, designed to focus on making improvements to the hospital’s formulary and medication use policies, and Service Commitment, in which the resident will learn how to be an efficient and competent member of the pharmacy department team.
In addition, the resident will complete a required longitudinal patient care learning experience beginning in October. The resident maintains follow-up from inpatient admission, through discharge and during ambulatory care. Ambulatory patients often have long-term medical needs that cannot be appreciated in a short learning experience. There are a variety of longitudinal experiences available at P/SL, including but not limited to pediatric hematology & oncology and solid organ transplant.