Internal Medicine II is a core learning experience at Sisters Hospital PGY1 pharmacy residency program. The primary goal of this rotation is for residents to develop the skills and competencies in pharmaceutical care to effectively participate in therapeutic decision making, drug therapy selection, clinical monitoring, and patient counseling.
Good communication and interpersonal skills are fundamental to success in this experience as the resident will be interacting with an extensive interdisciplinary team, including physicians, physician assistants, medical residents, nurses, discharge planners, and pharmacy students. These skills are especially vital in your most important role of counseling and educating patients on safe and effective medication management leading to the best possible health outcomes.
A team based learning approach with a layered learning model will be incorporated into the resident's experience during this rotation. This will give the resident an opportunity to work with and lead IPPE and APPE pharmacy students to maximize learning through direct instruction, modeling, coaching, facilitating and providing feedback. The ultimate goal will be to have the resident assume the responsibility of precepting students during the final 2-3 weeks, or sooner as deemed appropriate by the preceptor and resident.
Internal Medicine 2 (IM2) is a required, one-month learning experience at Sisters of Charity Hospital. The University at Buffalo residency program staffs one medicine teaching teams (General Medicine). The general medicine (3S) teaching team provides care to a maximum of 10 general medicine patients. Members of the teaching team include an attending physician, a PGY3 senior medical resident, 2 PGY1 medical interns, and medical students. In addition, the resident will be responsible for both management and care of 3N/3S patients, including but not limited to, attendance and participation in multi-disciplinary rounds