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PGY1 Pharmacy Program

The residency allows integration with a dynamic, multidisciplinary health care team, collaborating with world-class clinicians as residents build the knowledge and expertise to define your future as a pharmacy professional. 

The PGY1 Residency consists of a series of learning experiences that span a 52-week period.  Specific learning experiences and goals will be accomplished in discrete blocks of time, while others will occur longitudinally throughout the duration of the residency.  Residency time will be generally structured as follows:

Orientation / Training  4 weeks
Residency Learning Experiences       48 weeks
Conferences 1 week
Interviews / Holidays / Time Off 14 days plus 3 interview days
(Not a contiguous block)
Project Days 5 days (not a contiguous block)


Required Rotational Experiences:

1. Health System Administration
and Leadership*  
2 weeks
2. Ambulatory Care
     a. Clinic
     b. Specialty Pharmacy
4 weeks
3. Pediatrics
4 weeks
4. Antibiotic Stewardship
4 weeks
5. General Medicine
4 weeks
6. General Cardiology 4 weeks
7. Transitions of Care       
4 weeks
8. Critical Care
4 weeks
     a. Cardiac ICU
     b. Cardiothoracic ICU
     c. Medical ICU
     d. Neuroscience ICU  
     d. Surgical ICU
10. Hospital Pharmacy Practice
 6 weeks

* Option to extend to 4 weeks 

Elective Rotational Experiences:

  1. Acute Pain Service*
  2. Burn ICU
  3. Drug Procurement & Business Practices
  4. Emergency Medicine
  5. General Surgery/Bariatric Surgery
  6. Independent Practice
  7. Informatics*
  8. Investigational Drug Service*
  9. Medication Safety*
  10. Neurology
  11. Nutrition/TPN
  12. Obstetrics
  13. Oncology 
  14. Operations/Automation*
  15. Perioperative Service: Anesthesia*
  16. Pharmacogenomics
  17. Precepting
  18. Psychiatry
  19. Sterile Products*
  20. Solid Organ Transplant 
  21. Repeat rotation with RPD approval

* Available as 2 week rotation

Longitudinal Experiences

  1. Residency projects:
    • Longitudinal project and medication use evaluation (MUE) focused on providing better, safer and more cost-effective care
    • Poster presentation at conference such as ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • Platform presentation at conference such as the Eastern States Pharmacy Residency Conference
    • Drug Monograph
  2. Hospital Pharmacy Practice: 6 weeks (three 2 week segments during the year) of providing patient care on the evening shift to a clinical area
  3. Formulary Stewardship: opportunity to manage the formulary and learn critical communication strategies via off-hours medication stewardship and review of medication requests
  4. Pharmacist in Charge: utilize leadership and problem solving skills to ensure optimal patient care and operations on weekend shifts every third weekend (12 day stretches required) and any shift, including night shift (typically 3 per year), may be scheduled at the discretion of residency director 


  • One major holiday (Christmas, Thanksgiving or New Year’s)
  • Minor holidays (Fourth of July, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Memorial Day)
  • Every third weekend

*Any staffing shift including night shift may be filled at discretion of residency director

PGY1 Requirements for Graduation:

  1. Educational checklist complete
    • Pharmacy Grand Rounds
    • Clinical Case Conference
    • In-service (at least 2 to 2 different audiences)
    • Community Service (2)
    • Journal Club (4)
    • Monograph, Policy or Guideline
    • Medication Use Evaluation
    • Manuscript (see below)
  2. Portfolio complete (completed documents for each checklist item uploaded to resident portfolio)
  3. Longitudinal project completed 
  4. Poster presentation at a meeting such as Midyear Meeting and a platform presentation at a meeting such as ESRC
  5. Achieved at least 80% of ASHP residency objectives (Preceptor marked as "achieved" on at least two occasions or other documentation demonstrating achievement of the objective as evaluated by the RPC/RPD)
  6. Manuscript suitable for publication (Complete manuscript incorporating at least two rounds of preceptor feedback)
  7. Compliant with all pharmacist mandatory requirements (e.g. current pharmacist license in good standing on file, completion of all mandatory training)

The learning experiences will include a series of learning activities designed to expose the resident to many facets of pharmacy practice with guidance from the preceptor. An individual resident plan and calendar will be developed for each resident.

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