PGY1 Residency Project

The resident will be required to complete a project and be mentored by a primary preceptor and the residency program director.

The project is to benefit the resident, department, and institution. There is to be a significant amount of literature review, project design, data collection, statistical evaluation, writing, and reporting done by the resident.

The end product is a presentation at the Western States Residency Conference and a written manuscript suitable for publication. Resident project ideas will be presented to the resident in July. Deadlines are set for initial submission of project plans.

Projects must be evaluated for feasibility and approved by the residency director before performing the project. One preceptor will be selected based on topic who will act to facilitate the project, mentor the resident, and who shares responsibility for meeting deadlines, submission of applications, presentations and manuscript development and submission. The project plan submitted should be binding to the resident and to the preceptor(s) involved. Project designs will be reviewed by the residency program director. The residency program director will serve as a consultant and advisor for the residency project.

Past Resident Projects

Olivia Rapacchietta (2010) - Impact of Clinical Pharmacist's Role in Reducing the Rate of Hospital-Acquired VTE's

Sandy Bartlett (2011) - Delirium Management by Pharmacists in a Diverse Community Hospital Intensive Care Unit

Megan Holsopple (2012) - Evaluation of the Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in the Intensive Care Unit

Emily Smith (2012) - A Multidisciplinary Protocol for the Management of Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit

Kristin Lambert (2013) - A Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Study of Vancomycin in Morbidly Obese Patients Compared to Non-Obese Patients

Shawn Whitehead (2013) - Comparison of the Confusion Assessment Method in the Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU) and the Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (IDSC) in Identifying Clinically Relevant Outcomes in the Critically Ill Patient

Scott Karkula (2014) - Evaluation of a Revised Protocol for Insulin Glargine (Lantus(r)) Dosed by Pharmacists in Patients Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit

Paige Boumeester (2014) - Implementation of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services by Pharmacy Residents at Thornton Medical Center

Jenna Allais (2015) - Implementation of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services by Pharmacy Residents at Thornton Medical Center

Clay Cuny (2015) - Guiding Treatment of Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia Using a Novel Scoring Algorithm for Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens

Lindsay Rumold (2016) - Evaluation of the Incidence of Delirium in Mechanically Intubated Patients after Implementation of the Pain, Agitation and Delirium Guidelines.

Greg Miller (2016) - Antibiotic Management of Hospitalized Patients with Skin and Soft Tissue Infections.

Western States Conference
Paradise Point Resort, San Diego, CA

Learn more about Western States Conference and Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, California.

The Conference is open by invitation only to participants and preceptors from pharmacy residency and fellowship programs in 13 western United States and our conference sponsors. Our conference's primary purpose is to provide a forum for pharmacy residents and fellows to present their annual research project.

All presentations at WSC are "platform" presentations. Each presentation is limited to 15 minutes plus five minutes for questions from the audience. All presenters will use "Basic" PowerPoint (ie: NO animation, video clips, audio files, etc.) as their visual aid.