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St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport CT

General Medical Rotation


7:30 – 11:30 Round with the team (see “FLOORS daily schedule”)

Patient Care and Education:

Student will actively participate in work rounds by following the patients assigned to the team on a daily basis. An organized method will be employed to collect pertinent data for the evaluation and longitudinal monitoring of pharmacotherapy. Medication histories and discharge counseling will be done as needed.


Student will attend clinic with the intern at least once during rotation. Clinic is in the afternoon at the Family Health Center. Student is responsible for choosing the day.


Student will accompany the preceptor to at least 2 committee meetings during rotation – one of which must be Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee on the 4th Friday of the month at 11:30.

Noon Conference/Grand Rounds:

Student will attend pharmacy-related Medicine Grand Rounds as offered. (Grand Rounds are at 11:30 – 12:30 every Tues.)

Student will attend at least 1 Noon Conference per week. (Noon Conference is at 11:30 – 12:30 Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Fri)


  1. Presentation: Student will do a 20-minute presentation on the 4th Wed of the month at 3PM to the pharmacy staff on a topic agreed upon by the student and preceptor. Topic due end of 1st week; outline end of 2nd week; slides end of 3rd week
  2. Case presentations/Topic discussions: Student will present to preceptor one patient and topic per day Tues, Wed, and Thurs between 2PM – 4PM. One case presentation must be typed up and turned in to the preceptor during the 2nd week of the month.
    Typed case presentation due end of 2nd week
  3. ADRs: Student will formally write-up at least one adverse drug reaction during rotation. This will include appropriate research of the literature to determine mechanism, incidence, and management. ADR will be reported to the FDA via the MedWatch system.
    Due 2nd to last day of rotation
  4. MUEs: Student will assist preceptor in at least one medication utilization evaluation or performance improvement project during rotation.
  5. Drug Information: Student will formally research and write-up the answer to one drug information question using primary, secondary, and tertiary resources. [OR] Student will author an article (about 300 words) on a topic of interest for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics newsletter. Topic due end of 1st week; first draft due end of 2nd week; second draft due end of 3rd week; final draft due end of rotation
  6. Journal Club: Student will read and critically evaluate one article and present to preceptor.


Evaluations will be completed as recommended by the College of Pharmacy. The Midpoint evaluation will be discussed on the 2nd Fri of the month. The final evaluation will be discussed on the last day of the rotation. The student will complete the preceptor and site evaluation as required.

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