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PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accreditation standard provides criteria that every program must meet in order to receive and maintain accreditation. This program follows the ASHP-approved postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) competency areas, goals and objectives.

While this program follows ASHP standards, a major strength of this program is its flexibility. It can be tailored to meet the needs and interests of the individual resident. The mission of our program includes developing a core skill set in clinical pharmacology, patient care and professional practice.

PGY1 Purpose

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Program Goals

The residency program will provide the resident with specific learning/practice experiences designed to enable the resident to expand the scope of his or her practice skills. The program objectives and goals are based on a standard list provided by ASHP and reflect our program’s purpose.

Program graduates will be prepared to function independently and act as essential members of an interdisciplinary team caring for patients. Further, graduates will be prepared to function as adjunct faculty for pharmacy students on rotation and in classroom learning experiences at a college of pharmacy. Finally, the graduate will be prepared for board certification in pharmacotherapy.

Supervision and Work Ethic

The resident is expected to achieve the objectives of the residency program related to both administrative and professional practice skills. The resident reports to and is supervised by the rotation preceptor and the residency program director. During staffing, the resident is under the supervision of the pharmacist in charge.

Hours of practice vary according to the requirements set forth by the preceptor and director. The resident is expected to be present in body, mind and spirit at all assigned activities of the service they are currently a part of, including medical staff rounding, clinic visits and administrative activities. An eight-hour day is expected for physical presence on site during assigned work days.

The residency program is the resident’s most important commitment. Working extra shifts outside the residency program requirements (moonlighting) is strongly discouraged, especially at the beginning of the residency. To work overtime, the resident must be trained in the area. Extra work moonlighting and overtime work must be requested through and approved by the residency director and hours worked will be reported on a monthly basis by each resident. Consideration will be given to residency workload and deliverables assigned and resident standing within the program. 

Program Compensation and Structure

PGY1 Progra­m Compensation
  • Estimated stipend: $46,000
  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • Holiday, vacation and sick leave
  • Free parking
  • Office space with computer
  • Travel, continuing education allowance
Structure

Core rotations:

  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care (Medical, Neuro, Surgical, or Trauma)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Administration

Elective rotations:

  • Ambulatory Care (General or ID/HIV)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Informatics
  • Investigational Drug Services
  • Renal Transplant
  • Transitions of Care
  • Specialty Pharmacy (Outpatient)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Oncology (Outpatient)
  • Research/Healthcare Analytics

Longitudinal rotations:

  • Research
  • Medication Safety
  • Formulary Management
  • Service Commitment
  • Practice Management

Rotations

Core rotations
  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care (Medical, Neuro, Surgical, Cardiothoracic or Trauma)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Administration
Elective rotations

 

  • Ambulatory Care (General or ID/HIV)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Informatics
  • Investigational Drug Services
  • Renal Transplant
  • Transitions of Care
  • Specialty Pharmacy (Outpatient)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Oncology (Outpatient)
  • Research/Healthcare Analytics

 

Longitudinal rotations
  • Research
  • Medication Safety
  • Formulary Management
  • Service Commitment
  • Preceptorship