This drug information residency is a specialized program consisting of 12 months of advanced training designed to develop a pharmacy practitioner, with expertise in the provision of medical information and medication-use policy development. This residency offers a unique mix of experiences within an academic medical center and a global pharmaceutical company.
Half of the residency (6 months) will be spent in the Center for Medication Policy at Duke University Hospital, while the other half will be spent training as a Medical Information Scientist within GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) Research Triangle Park campus. At Duke, the resident will engage in hospital-based medication policy activities, including policy development, formulary and drug shortage management, medication stewardship, adverse event analysis, and investigational drug protocol review. The resident will also have opportunities to precept pharmacy learners and participate in various interdisciplinary teaching experiences. At GSK, the resident will actively collaborate with cross-functional teams and participate in the medical writing and peer review process, product-specific database management, review of promotional materials, and development of managed care dossiers. The resident will also develop formal residency research projects at Duke University Hospital and GSK that will be presented at national scientific conferences.
Enriched experiences at both sites will strengthen competencies in evaluating evidence-based literature, critical thinking, project management, protocol review, effective communication, and teaching. Upon completion of the program, the resident will have the expertise necessary to practice as a drug information specialist in a wide range of settings.
About Duke-GSK Residency
Duke University Hospital, established in 1930, is consistently ranked by US News and World Report as one of America's best hospitals. Located within the Research Triangle, Duke University and the region offer an excellent quality of life, including close proximity to the North Carolina beaches and mountains.
The 979 bed tertiary and quaternary care hospital serves as the flagship of Duke University Health System (DUHS), which includes two community hospitals, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital, as well as affiliations with other hospitals in the region, community based primary care practices, home care, infusion services and hospice care. It offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; an extensive complement of major surgery suites; recognition as one of 40 National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer centers, an Eye Center, the Duke Heart Center and the Children's Health Center.
DUH also functions as a research hospital with a federally funded clinical research unit where medical advances are achieved and applied; and as a teaching hospital for students of medicine, nursing, and the allied health sciences.