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Dr. Martin Ohlinger receives national recognition

Dr. Ohlinger delivers his talk: “Shock in Atrial Fibrillation: Which Pharmacologic Agent Should I Use?”

Dr. Martin Ohlinger, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and director of both the College Honors Program and the Critical Care Residency in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, was recognized at the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Annual Congress. More than 6,000 physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other critical care professionals attended the meeting, held Jan 21-25 in Honolulu this year.

Dr. Ohlinger was invited to speak about “Shock in Atrial Fibrillation: Which Pharmacologic Agent Should I Use?”. At the meeting, he was awarded the Presidential Citation for contributions to SCCM, including serving on the American College of Critical Care Medicine Credentials Committee, which selects new fellows each year; he was also recognized at the meeting during the Convocation of Fellows & Society of Critical Care Medicine Awards and Grants Presentation for “SCCM members who have made extraordinary contributions of time, energy, and resources to SCCM during the previous year.”

In addition, Dr. Ohlinger, who is a board certified critical care pharmacist (BCCCP), was selected as one of 15 critical care specialists from across the US to serve on the Board of Pharmacy Specialties’ (BPS) national working group to complete a Role Delineation Study that outlines the standards for being a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist.

UT Residency Programs Meet Their Match

This year’s Pharmacy Residency Match Day was a great success for the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, once again promising the addition of new talent to the residency program. UT’s pharmacy residency program consists of three separate types of 12-month residencies, each accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency provides extensive training opportunities and helps residents develop the skills they need to practice independently and excel in patient care and teaching. Residents train in different settings: acute care, ambulatory care, drug information and administration. They also gain teaching experience in didactic, laboratory, small group instruction and experiential teaching in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. This summer, the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program welcomes three new residents, Dr. Matt Hoover, a UT graduate, Dr. Jamie Drees from Ohio Northern University, and Dr. David Jacobs from the University of Buffalo.

The Community Pharmacy Residency program is committed to developing clinicians who provide advanced practice services in a variety of clinical settings.  Residents are equipped to serve diverse patient populations, collaborate with other healthcare providers, teach and mentor pharmacy students, and take an active role in advancing the practice of community pharmacy. Initiatives for Community Pharmacy residents are focused on medication therapy management, collaborative drug therapy, immunization, and health screenings. Dr. Michelle Mangan, who earned her PharmD from Ohio Northern University, is the newest resident in this program.

Critical Care residents practice at The University of Toledo Medical Center and study in surgical, medical, cardiac, cardiothoracic, neuro/neurosurgical, trauma intensive care, transplant, infectious disease, clinical microbiology, infection control and epidemiology, and emergency medicine areas.

Residents actively participate in multidisciplinary rounds, providing drug therapy management and drug information to members of the health care team, patients and patients’ family members.  The new Critical Care resident is Dr. Shelley Klochan, who earned her PharmD degree from Butler University and completed a PGY1 residency at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis.

In addition to the new class of residents coming to UT, more than 13% of this year’s graduating PharmD class will enter Pharmacy Practice and Ambulatory Care residency programs. Many of these residents will remain local in institutions like The Toledo Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital, William Beaumont Hospital, and W.W. Knight. Other will venture across the state to Akron General Hospital, MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, and Louis Stokes VA Hospital in Cleveland. Still more graduates will complete their residencies in well-known facilities across the country, including Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in South Carolina, the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System in Gainesville, and New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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