Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency

Henry Ford Transplant specializes in kidney, pancreas, living and deceased donor liver, heart, lung, and intestine transplantation. Pharmacists completing the PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency at Henry Ford Hospital will be qualified to become clinical pharmacy specialists responsible for delivering pharmaceutical care to solid organ transplant patients, assume a faculty role, or pursue additional training.

PGY2 Purpose: PGY2 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.

The solid organ transplant pharmacy residency at Henry Ford Hospital is a 12-month learning experience with one position available per year.

Available rotations:

Eleven rotations are completed in core areas of solid organ transplant. One rotation is completed as an orientation month and one rotation is completed in an elective area.

  • 4 weeks Orientation 
  • 4 weeks each of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant I & II 
  • 4 weeks each of Liver and Intestine Transplant I & II 
  • 4 weeks each of Lung Transplant I & II 
  • 4 weeks each of Heart Transplant I & II 
  • 4 weeks each of Transplant Clinic I & II 
  • 4 weeks of Transplant Infectious Diseases Consultation
  • 4 weeks Elective Rotation

Longitudinal experiences include:

  • Patient Education (evaluated over first three months of residency)
  • Medication Safety, Research, Transplant Forum, Drug Distribution, and Transplant Pharmacy Practice Management (each evaluated over twelve months of residency)

Elective rotations include: 

  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Additional activities:

  • Assist in teaching the solid organ transplant didactic lecture series at Wayne State University
  • Residents will be given opportunities to precept pharmacy students and/or PGY1 pharmacy residents throughout the year
  • Participate in clinical staffing every third weekend
  • Design and completion of a resident research project in the area of solid organ transplantation is required, including a presentation and manuscript of research results
  • Participate in a medication use evaluation
  • Complete or revise a treatment protocol, guideline or a monograph
  • Participate on a multidisciplinary hospital committee
  • Presentation of a transplant-focused continuing education presentation is required as well as delivery of Transplant Forum presentations throughout the year
Residents receive a competitive stipend and benefits including health insurance, sick and professional leave, free parking, and professional travel reimbursement.

Application information:

Applicants must be graduates of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy, have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and be eligible for Michigan licensure. Academic transcripts, letter of intent, three professional references and curriculum vitae should be submitted to PhORCAS. The application deadline is January 2nd. An interview is required.

Program director:

Arin Jantz, PharmD, BCPS, BCTXP
Pharmacy Administration
Henry Ford Hospital
2799 W. Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 916-5774
Fax: (313) 916-1302

Information for Applicants
Interested in applying to one of our programs, call (800) 436-7936.

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