American Family Children's Hospital
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Advanced Practice Pharmacy Clerkships: Acute Care 740

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Contact Information

David Hager, PharmD, BCPS

(608) 890-8993

dhager@uwhealth.org

UW Health encompasses an academic medical center, multiple specialty and primary care clinics, 14 ambulatory pharmacies, and a wide array of innovative pharmacy services. We are a pharmacy department nationally recognized in the areas of clinical pharmacy practice, pharmacy leadership and residency training.

 

Cardiology

  • Patient population: Acute coronary syndrome (myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, unstable angina), CHF, arrhythmia patients
  • Student role: Teaching rounds with attendings, residents and medical students (approximately one to three hours per day), extensive opportunities for medication regimen review, recommendations on additional or alternative therapies to providers, admission and discharge medication reconciliation and consultation, first dose teaching, therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Unique student opportunities: Frequent opportunities to manage warfarin; opportunity to see a cardiac cath; advanced students may be able to round with CHF team; attend weekly MD educational conference; approximately 10 scheduled didactic discussions; often able to participate in unit code response team
  • Typical hours: 7am-3:30pm, 40-45 hours per week based on patient care needs
  • Night or weekend flexibility: Limited nights and weekends available to accommodate student needs

Medicine

  • Patient population: Diverse – multiple complex acute and chronic disease states across a wide spectrum of age (adolescents to elderly); disease states include end-stage liver disease, infectious disease, asthma/COPD exacerbations, pain, cystic fibrosis, AKI/CKD/ESRD/HD and GI (Crohn's, ulcerative colitis)
  • Student role: Attend work rounds with medical residents, students and attendings (approximately five hours per day), extensive opportunities for medication regimen review, recommendations on additional or alternative therapies to providers, admission and discharge medication reconciliation and consultation, first dose teaching, therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Unique student opportunities: Attend topic discussions with attending physicians and their medical students/residents, approximately eight scheduled didactic discussions, weekly SOAP note reviews, opportunity to shadow acute care for the elderly consult service and HIV clinic
  • Typical hours: 7am-4pm, 45–50 hours per week
  • Night or weekend flexibility: Students can work evenings/overnight with their medical teams while they are on call; limited weekends to accommodate student needs

Neurology

  • Patient population: Stroke, general neurology (Epilepsy, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis), and neurosurgery
  • Student role: Round twice daily (approximately one to two hours per day total), first on multidisciplinary rounds (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/swallow, case management) and then with physician residents and attendings; extensive opportunities for medication regimen review; recommendations on additional or alternative therapies to providers; admission and discharge medication reconciliation and consultation; first dose teaching; therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Unique student opportunities: Approximately eight scheduled didactic discussions; opportunity to attend Neurology Grand Rounds; frequent opportunity to manage warfarin; opportunity to shadow a pharmacist in Epilepsy Clinic
  • Typical hours: 7 am – 3:30 pm, 40 – 45 hours per week
  • Night or weekend flexibility: Limited nights and weekends available to accommodate student needs

General Surgery

  • Patient population: Surgical patients with various disorders affecting the abdominal organs. We have multiple surgical teams with each team sub-specializing in one of the following areas. Esophageal, gastric and bariatric surgeries; Hepatopancreaticobiliary disorders; Endocrine disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands; Colorectal and inflammatory bowel disorders; General/Emergency General surgery providing services for the management of hernias,  ulcers, inflammatory bowel diseases, appendicitis, small bowel and colorectal cancers/masses/polyps, hemorrhoids, anal disorders, and disorders of the spleen and gall bladder.
  • Student role: Actively participate in rounds; complete a daily review of assigned patients (problem list, pharmacotherapy, procedures, labs, vitals, enteral/parenteral access); monitor medications daily for indication, dosing, efficacy, safety/adverse effects, potential drug interactions, drug administration/compliance issues, procurement/cost considerations; communicate therapeutic recommendations to the prescriber; demonstrate ability to complete thorough admission medication histories; admission and discharge medication reconciliation; discharge patient counseling for general surgery patients; coordinate efforts with social workers, discharge planners, home care agencies, pharmacies and clinics to ensure successful outpatient drug therapy and continuity of care; and provide first dose counseling
  • Unique student opportunities: Care patients with complicated surgical and medical, and nutrition needs; interaction with the interdisciplinary team (including physicians, nurses, therapists, social worker, and nurse case manager) several times per day; daily rounds with the pharmacist; topic discussions pertaining to patient case load;  journal club with the interdisciplinary team and a one-week trade with ED APPE student on rotation; by request: Pain Team, Diabetes Management Service, Surgical Nutrition (TPN team)
  • Typical hours: 7am-4pm, 40-45 hours per week with opportunities to pick up hours in the evening.
  • Minimum rotation requirements: Assigned curriculum pertaining to surgical patients and as assigned by the School of Pharmacy or preceptor

Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Patient population: Patients who have experienced stroke, brain and spinal cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions requiring inpatient rehabilitative services 
  • Student role: Round with multidisciplinary teams; extensive opportunities for medication regimen review; recommendations on additional or alternative therapies to providers; admission and discharge medication reconciliation and consultation; first dose teaching; therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Unique student opportunities: didactic topic discussions based on patient population and student interest; opportunity to attend multidisciplinary meetings; frequent opportunity to manage warfarin; opportunity to shadow pharmacy manager
  • Typical hours: 8 am – 4:30 pm, 40 – 45 hours per week

Night or weekend flexibility: None