Program Requirements

Purpose:

Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent and confident practitioners of direct patient care in multiple patient-care environments. They will be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as members of the health care team. These pharmacists will exercise skill in educating other health care professionals, patients, and the community on drug-related topics. They will demonstrate professional maturity by following a personal philosophy of practice, monitoring their own performance, exhibiting commitment to the profession, and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication use system. Completion of the PGY-1 residency will prepare the resident for general clinical practice, a PGY-2 residency or a fellowship program.

PGY-1 Residency Program Requirements

Core Rotations:

  • Adult internal medicine
  • Adult critical care 
  • Ambulatory care
  • Drug information
  • Infectious disease
  • Pediatrics
  • Preceptorship rotation

Elective Rotations:

  • Pediatric hematology / oncology
  • Internal medicine- hospitalists service
  • Internal medicine- family medicine
  • Vascular surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Practice management
  • Others based on resident interest, including repeating a previous rotation but with a different emphasis

Longitudinal Rotations:

  • Practice management
  • On-call / clinical pharmacokinetic service
  • Academician practitioner program (teaching certificate program)
  • Research project
  • Medication use evaluation

Educational Experiences:

  • Emergency medicine
  • General pediatrics - med / surg
  • Nutrition support