Solid Organ Transplant Residency Program

Residents completing this ASHP-accredited Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Practice Residency Program will acquire expertise in medication therapy management and clinical leadership while developing the necessary skillset to become a leader in transplant.

The resident will play a vital role in the care of abdominal and cardiothoracic organ transplant patients through an established collaborative practice agreement.

The resident will be accountable for promoting safe and effective drug usage and achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as vital members of the health care team. Participation in multidisciplinary patient care rounds (surgical and medical), transplant candidate selection committees, post-transplant ambulatory care clinic, and educational responsibilities that include the precepting of pharmacy practice residents and experiential and didactic teaching provided through the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Research involvement in investigator-initiated and industry sponsored research projects is also included as part of this program.

Because this residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the resident will complete the following ASHP-established outcomes:

  • Serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications in recipients of a solid organ transplant.
  • Optimize the outcomes of transplant patients by promoting and/or providing evidence-based medication therapy as an integral member of an interdisciplinary team in acute and ambulatory care settings.
  • Manage and improve the medication-use process in transplant patient care areas.
  • Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills.
  • Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training or educational activities about transplant-related medications for health care professionals and health care professionals in training.
  • Conduct transplant research.

Additionally, our program adheres to the Goals and Objectives for a Post-Graduate Year Two Program in Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy set forth by ASHP. These Goals and Objectives can be found in the ASHP Residency Accreditation Regulations and Standards.

Learning Experiences:

Core Rotations Experiences:

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Surgery I 6 weeks
Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Surgery II 4 weeks
Liver Transplant Surgery I 6 weeks
Liver Transplant Surgery II 4 weeks
Abdominal Transplant Internal Medicine I 6 weeks
Abdominal Transplant Internal Medicine II 4 weeks
Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgery I 6 weeks

Elective Practice Experiences (2 months)

Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgery II 4 weeks
Surgical ICU 4 weeks
Cardiac Surgery ICU 4 weeks
Acute Heart Failure Service 4 weeks
Composite Tissue Allograft Availability
Organ Procurement Organization – Living Legacy 2 weeks

Each resident will have the opportunity to customize his or her residency experience with the residency director and program coordinator.

Number of Available Positions: 1

Qualifications: The resident must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy. The Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Maryland Pharmacy licensure are required. Residents must complete a PGY1 residency prior to starting.

Application Process:

Applicants must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and have completed an ASHP-accredited residency in pharmacy practice. The resident will be required to become a licensed pharmacist in the state of Maryland.

Applications for this program will only be accepted through PhORCAS. Reference writers should use the standard reference template in PhORCAS.

Application requirements:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • Official transcripts

International students and permanent residents should contact umresfelprogram@rx.umaryland.edu before applying.

The application deadline is January 1.

Program Director:

Brian M. Masters, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Director - Solid Organ Transplant PGY2
Clinical Specialist, Transplant
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
UMMC - Department of Pharmacy
22 South Greene Street, Rm S8A06
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 328-9701
Email: bmasters@umm.edu

Program Coordinator:

Tracy Sparkes, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Transplant
Residency Coordinator - Solid Organ Transplant PGY2
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
UMMC - Department of Pharmacy
22 South Greene Street, Rm S8A06
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 328-0427
Email: tsparkes@umm.edu