Residency Programs

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, PGY2 positions in critical care, infectious diseases, internal medicine, oncology, and solid organ transplantation, and one position per year for PGY1/PGY2 health-system pharmacy administration and leadership. Residents will have the opportunity to develop professional relationships with leaders within the Department of Pharmacy and other disciplines within the enterprise. Residents will have an integral role caring for complex patients in a variety of settings.

About the Programs

PGY1 Program

The purpose of the PGY1 program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and 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 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 purpose of the PGY2 program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and PGY1 pharmacy residency program to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. 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 education 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 contribute to the resident's development into a self-sufficient practitioner. Graduates should be prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

PGY1/ PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Program

The purpose of the PGY1/2 program is to develop expert skills and competencies in pharmacy practice leadership through directed practical experience. Areas of competence emphasized during the program include safe and effective medication-use systems, quality assurance, management of human resources, management of financial resources, use of technology, and advanced leadership. Graduates of the residency program should be prepared for clinical and/or operational management positions in hospitals and integrated health care systems.

All Programs

Concentrated learning experiences are 4-5 weeks in length. Residents are expected to actively participate in patient care activities (e.g., daily rounds), attend pertinent medical didactic lectures or conferences, research and develop answers to drug information questions, and discuss patient cases, topic discussions, projects, and pertinent issues with preceptors. A medication use evaluation and/or a research project will also be completed as directed by the respective residency program.