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Certificate Programs and Microcredential During Residency

Medical Emergency Certificate (MEC)

Purpose: The purpose of the Medical Emergency Certificate (MEC) program is to train pharmacy residents and pharmacists to develop proficiency in providing support services, including resuscitation and stroke, as part of a medical emergency team caring for patients admitted to the hospital.

Training Program Design: This 12-month longitudinal program is designed to train pharmacists and pharmacy residents to contribute to the provision of medical emergency services.  Some of the goals and objectives of the training program were adopted from the ASHP Competency Area, Goals and Objectives (CAGO) documented for PGY-2 Emergency Medicine program.

Simulation Center Resident and Preceptor

Resident training with preceptor in Simulation Center.

Clinical Research Microcredential

Purpose: The Clinical Research Microcredential is designed to provide basic clinical knowledge and skills in research for pharmacy residents, students and other pharmacy staff. Graduates will successfully be able to complete a clinical research project, prepare a manuscript and submit for peer review and possibly publication.

Training Design: This 12-month longitudinal micro-credential is designed to provide participants with the wide range of knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to successfully design, execute, analyze, and publish a clinical research project. A defined curriculum has been designed to help hone these skills for each participant.  

For more detailed information click Clinical Research Microcredential Curriculum

Teaching and Learning Certificate

Purpose: The teaching and learning certificate (TLC) program will provide pharmacy residents with formal training in the theory and application of teaching techniques. Program participants will receive training and experience in a variety of teaching environments, help to design effective assessment techniques, and develop the necessary roles of an effective preceptor.

Training Program and Design: This longitudinal program is provided by the St. John Fisher Wegman’s School of Pharmacy in collaboration with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education. The residents receive a mixture of live and virtual sessions longitudinally throughout the year. In an effort to augment the activities of the TLC program, the teaching, education, dissemination of knowledge longitudinal learning experience (TEDKLE) is also included in our residency curriculum at Upstate University Hospital. TEDKLE is designed to allow the resident to receive constructive feedback in the areas of educational activity design, delivery, and precepting with the guidance of experienced preceptors who are designated to each of our residents.

BCPS Certification Preparatory Program

Purpose: A Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) preparatory program is now being offered to our residents. The program is to familiarize residents with the exam content and format. Under guidance of board–certified preceptors, the residents will develop didactic and case-based lectures over the course of their residency training, covering a wide variety of topics on the exam. Personal preceptor experience with the exam, studying, and on-going certification will be discussed as well. The residents will gain the confidence and skills needed to independently prepare for the exam by the end of their residency.

For more detailed information click: BCPS Preparatory Program Curriculum