Teaching is a large component of our program. PGY2 residents will have many opportunities to precept/teach and their training will include learning how to incorporate teaching into their clinical responsibilities. UC San Diego is a teaching institution affiliated with UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) and UCSD School of Medicine. The PGY2 resident will have multiple opportunities to precept 4th year SSPPS pharmacy students and PGY1 pharmacy practice residents, as well as to work with UCSD physician interns, residents and fellows on most, if not all, rotations. In addition, the resident will be asked to give many educational lectures to their colleagues throughout their residency year.
Grand Rounds: The resident will deliver a 1-hour CE lecture to the pharmacy staff regarding a topic in critical care. Allied health professionals are welcome to attend. Presentations are accredited for continuing education through California Accreditation for Pharmacy Education (CAPE).
ICU Clinical Forums: Residents are required to present 4 “mini” grand rounds and 4 journal club presentations during the year at our ICU Pharmacy Clinical Forum. The mini grand rounds are 20-minute lectures on various didactic topics related to the ASHP supplemental standard for an Advanced Practice Residency in Critical Care and will be relevant to the patient population the resident is currently involved with from a rotational perspective. The objective of journal club will be to select and critically review a recently published journal article related to critical care.
Critical Care Conference: The resident will lead/coordinate a weekly critical care conference with the ICU students and PGY1 residents. Topics may vary according to the discretion of the resident, but typically include: how to work-up/present patients, sedation/analgesia/paralytics, Surviving Sepsis, hemodynamics, antibiotic review, acid-base, ACLS. Leading the conference provides residents the opportunity to practice a variety of teaching styles and improves their understanding of and ability to teach fundamental ICU topics.
Skagg’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: Involvement with UCSD’s School of Pharmacy will vary but the resident may choose to be a conference leader for one of the 3rd year therapeutics courses, present lecture(s) and/or create patient case presentations as part of the ICU elective course. The resident may be asked to write cases for therapeutics conference based on real patients and prepare exam questions based on the lectures presented. Residents will also have multiple opportunities to directly precept 4th year pharmacy students who are currently on rotation with the resident.