The PGY2 Palliative Care and Pain Management resident pharmacist will develop the skills to become an expert in pain and symptom management in patients with diverse disease states through clinical experiences in various practice areas. Training plans will be customized to best support the resident pharmacist in achieving their interests and career goals.

Learning Experiences

Description Required/Elective Design
Orientation1 R Rotational
Acute Pain Management R Rotational
Chronic Pain Management1 R Rotational
Hospice 11 R Rotational
Inpatient Supportive and Palliative Care Service Level 11 and Level 2 R Rotational
Longitudinal Ambulatory Palliative Care Clinic R Longitudinal
(11 months)
Palliative Care and Pain Management Pharmacists as Researchers R Longitudinal
(11 months)
Palliative Care and Pain Management Pharmacists as Educators R Longitudinal
(11 months)
Continuing Professional Development in Palliative Care and Pain Management R Longitudinal
(11 months)
Substance Use Disorder Clinic (MOUD) R Rotational
Adult Inpatient Adult Oncology & Supportive Care Services E Rotational
Pediatric Palliative Care E Rotational
Pain Management Stewardship E Rotational
Emergency Medicine E Rotational
Hospice Consulting and Pharmacy Benefits Management (OnePoint Patient Care) E Rotational
Palliative Care in Resource Limited Environments (Pallium India) E Rotational
Concentrated Ambulatory Palliative Care E Rotational
Palliative Care and Concurrent Hospice Care in an Integrated Healthcare System (Iowa City VA Medical Center) E Rotational
Pain Management Elective (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics or Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) E Rotational

Other Learning Experiences

Attendance at The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear and at least one professional meeting is expected. Options include, but are not limited to: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) Congress, Midwest Pain Society, PainWeek, International Congress on Palliative Care, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting, PharmEd (AACP). Financial support will be provided.

Participation in the following learning interdisciplinary opportunities at UIHC is required:

  • Supportive and Palliative Care Journal Club (monthly)
  • Schwartz Rounds (monthly)
  • Pharmacopalliation Noon Conference (monthly)
  • Supportive and Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Conference (monthly)
  • Palliative Care Ethics Noon Conference (monthly)
  • Bereavement Noon Conference (semi-monthly)
  • HPM Faculty-Fellow Conference (weekly)
  • Rotation must be completed in the first 6 months of the residency and before rotations that are not primarily focused on pain management or palliative care.  All required rotations are in Iowa City.
  • Longitudinal rotations begin at the end of the orientation rotation.
  • Additional electives may be available with approval of the residency program director and residency advisory committee.

Pharmacy Educators Preparation Program for Residents (PEPPR): Teaching certificate program, offered through the UI College of Pharmacy.