Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency

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

Purpose: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

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

Available rotations:

Residents complete thirteen four-week rotations including an orientation session in July.

Twelve rotations are completed in core areas of solid organ transplant.

  • Inpatient kidney and pancreas transplant (2 months)
  • Inpatient liver and small bowel transplant (2 months)
  • Inpatient heart transplant (2 months)
  • Inpatient lung transplant (2 months)
  • Outpatient transplant clinic (2 months)
  • Transplant infectious diseases (1 month)

Elective rotations include:

  • Bone marrow Transplant
  • Cardiothoracic intensive care unit
  • Medical intensive care unit
  • Surgical intensive care unit

Additional activities:

  • Participate in pharmacy residency on-call program
  • Residents are provided an opportunity to assist in teaching the transplant lecture series at Wayne State University
  • Residents participate in 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
  • Residents will participate in weekly grand rounds sessions with other pharmacy residents and students
  • Presentation of a transplant-focused continuing education presentation during the year

Application information:

Applicants must be graduates of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy, have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice 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 1st. On-site interviews are required.

Program director:

Nimisha Sulejmani, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Administration
Henry Ford Hospital
2799 W. Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 916-5776
Fax: (313) 916-1302