Residency Program

The Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) and Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency Programs are structured learning experiences intended to provide clinical, research, practice management, and teaching experience in a challenging healthcare setting. We offer four PGY1 pharmacy residency positions and PGY2 positions in critical care, infectious diseases, solid organ transplantation, internal medicine, oncology, and health-system pharmacy administration. Residents will have the opportunity to develop professional relationships with clinicians, patients, and pharmacy leadership as well as play an integral role in caring for patients.

About the Programs

PGY1 Program

The purpose of the PGY1 program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy education, and it is designed to provide pharmacy professionals with the knowledge and skills required to become leading clinicians in a dynamic healthcare field. Residents will have the opportunity to work alongside leading researchers and clinicians at the forefront of pharmacy practice and medicine. Graduates of the PGY1 program should be prepared to pursue a specialty PGY2 residency, a pharmacy position in a hospital-based environment, or a combination of academia and hospital-based practice affiliated with a College of Pharmacy.

PGY2 Programs

The PGY2 residents will have opportunities to develop and refine multiple skill sets including, but not limited to, practice foundation, direct patient care, drug information, and policy development. This is accomplished through rounding with patient care teams, providing educations to various members of the healthcare team in formal and informal settings, precepting pharmacy students and PGY1 residents, and conducting research in conjunction with pharmacy preceptors and/or other healthcare providers. Each learning experience and activity contributes to the resident's development into a self-sufficient practitioner. Graduates of a PGY2 program should be prepared to pursue employment in the acute care setting as a pharmacotherapy clinical specialist in their respective specialty or a combination of academia and hospital-based practice affiliated with a College of Pharmacy.

PGY1/ PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Program

Through directed practical experience, this specialized residency is designed to develop expert skills and competencies in pharmacy practice leadership. This will be accomplished through clinical, management, research, and teaching experiences. Participation in pharmacy practice management activities will help increase the resident’s understanding of the role of pharmacy in the healthcare system. Graduates of the residency program should be prepared for clinical and/or operational management positions in hospitals and integrated health care systems.

All Programs

For all residency programs, learning experiences are 5 weeks in length. The pharmacy resident is expected to attend and actively participate in daily work and attending rounds, pertinent medical didactic lectures or conferences, research and develop answers to drug information questions received from healthcare professionals, meet with his/her preceptor to discuss patient cases, topic discussion and/or assigned projects, and follow-up on pertinent issues. A medication use evaluation (MUE) and/or a research project will also be completed as dictated by individual residency program requirements.