Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency
Residency Purpose Statement
PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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.
Residency Program Overview
Pharmacists completing this residency will be able to provide proficient, confident and compassionate medication-related care in both acute and ambulatory healthcare environments. Residents will be accountable for promoting safe and effective medication use and achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as vital members of the healthcare team. These practitioners will develop skills in educating other healthcare professionals, patients and community members on drug therapy-related topics and will gain experience in conducting pharmacy-practice related research. They will be proficient in managing all segments of the medication use process, from medication selection and product dispensing to drug therapy monitoring and medication administration. Residents will gain experience in leadership and mentorship while developing confidence and independence. Experience gained during the residency year will prepare the resident to pursue a variety of interests including: PGY2 training, academia and clinical practice in either a hospital or clinic.
Upon completion of this PGY1 residency, the pharmacist will:
- Demonstrate proficiency, confidence and compassion in providing pharmaceutical care to multiple patient populations.
- Design, conduct and evaluate investigations of pharmacy practice-related issues.
- Demonstrate professionalism and maturity in all aspects of practice.
- Exhibit proficiency and confidence in all areas of pharmacy practice, including drug provision, distribution and pharmacy management.
- Educate patients and health care providers on effective and safe medication use.
- Manage the medication use process including programs to promote patient safety.
- Competently and efficiently teach pharmacy students in both didactic and experiential settings.