DMC Harper-Hutzel Hospital offers a twelve-month ASHP accredited PGY2 residency in pharmacotherapy. The pharmacotherapy resident will have the opportunity to collaborate with clinical pharmacist specialists and Wayne State University faculty to build on and gain knowledge in a wide variety of areas.
Each resident is required to complete the core rotations set forth for the residency program, and teach a minimum of 1 semester of Patient Care Lab at WSU. The resident is expected to participate in patient care rounds, develop expertise in providing pharmaceutical care to a variety of patients, provide leadership to PGY1 residents and doctor of pharmacy students, as well as participate in the development of clinical pathways and drug-use protocols for the hospital. The resident will be responsible for the completion of at least one research project of publishable quality and a minimum of one poster presentation at a national meeting in addition to a presentation of research at a regional pharmacy conference.
Required rotations include orientation, internal medicine I and II, cardiology, critical care, infectious disease, a pediatric experiences, and longitudinal rotations in practice management, ambulatory care, and research. A wide variety of elective experiences including nephrology, emergency medicine, transitions of care, ambulatory care, and additional critical care rotations are offered.
Harper-Hutzel Hospital (HHH) is a 500+ bed teaching facility, the largest of the hospitals that comprise the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). HHH is home to one of the largest general medicine populations in the DMC and specializes in nephrology, cardiology, infectious diseases, neurology, neurosurgery, and solid organ transplant. HHH is affiliated with Wayne State University Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy and serves as a major teaching site for medical, pharmacy, and nursing students, medical residents and fellows.
Pharmacy Services focus on patient care at Harper-Hutzel Hospital, the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and the DMC Heart Hospital. As part of the healthcare team, clinical pharmacists and specialists conduct patient rounds, analyze all drug therapy, and provide up-to-date pharmacotherapeutic data. Some of our pharmacy based programs include vancomycin and aminoglycoside dosing, renal dosing, inpatient anticoagulation dosing services, and pharmacist run geriatric pharmacotherapy clinic.
Midyear Clinical Meeting Interviews:
If interested in setting up a brief teleconference during the virtual Midyear Clinical Meeting outside of the showcase hours, please contact the program director below to set up a time.
The applicant must be an enthusiastic and highly motivated graduate of a college of pharmacy accredited in the United States and must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Michigan. Interested candidates should possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and have completed a PGY1 residency.
Applications accepted via PhORCAS including a detailed letter of intent, three references in PhORCAS, transcripts, and curriculum vitae with a application deadline of December 30, 2020.
Elizabeth Petrovitch, Pharm.D., BCPS
Director – Pharmacotherapy PGY2 Residency Program
Coordinator – Clinical Pharmacy Services
Harper Hutzel Hospital
Department of Pharmacy Services
3990 John R. Rd
Detroit, MI 48201
About DMC Harper-Hutzel Hosptial
The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Departments of Pharmacy Services have been training pharmacy residents since 1981 and are committed to providing high quality postgraduate training in contemporary hospital pharmacy practice. The programs are designed to meet each resident’s individual needs and assist them in attaining their personal and professional goals. Each DMC hospital offers unique opportunities for pharmacists who desire advanced training in pharmacy practice in a variety of settings. The Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) pharmacy residency programs emphasize all aspects of clinical and pharmacological management in adult and pediatric patients. The Post Graduate Year Two (PGY2) pharmacy residency programs contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice.