Orientation is a required experience intended to introduce the resident to the hospital and to the Pharmacy Department systems and processes providing a solid base from which to develop.

Residents will attend general hospital orientation. Orientation to the Department of Pharmacy functions and processes will include, but is not limited to, computer-based order entry and verification, documentation in the medical record, primary dispensing, IV admixtures, automated dispensing systems processes, ordering, packaging, storage, distribution, and controlled substance processes. The residents will be oriented to pharmacy managed drug therapy protocols and other clinical activities. The duration of this learning experience is from the date of hospital orientation through the month of July.