PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

The PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency program has been accredited by ASHP since 1994, offering residents the opportunity to participate in collaborative, integrated care in health system pharmacy practice. Residents apply advanced practice-based skills, expand leadership skills, participate in professional organizations, and participate in innovative approaches to delivery of care.

Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center have implemented pharmacy student/resident/attending pharmacist teams on each of the core clinical services lines, modeled after the medical education model. The teams work collaboratively with health care practitioners to provide patient care and improve medication management across transitions in care. The PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency program provides broad experience and confidence in practice-based skills across diverse practice settings while offering the opportunity to obtain focused experience in areas of interest. The PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program offers 16 resident positions. Each of our larger tertiary care (500-bed) medical centers serves as home base for eight PGY1 residents

All 16 residents are part of a single PGY1 program. All residents rotate throughout our health system and come together regularly for meetings, conferences and projects.

REQUIRED ROTATIONS Duration
Orientation 4 weeks
Administration 6 weeks
Direct patient care
Internal medicine 6 weeks
Cardiology 6 weeks
Surgery/metabolic support 6 weeks
Staffing Longitudinal
Ambulatory patient care electives (at least one)
Primary care 6 weeks
Ambulatory geriatrics 6 weeks
ELECTIVES – INPATIENT
NICU 6 weeks
Pediatrics 6 weeks
Oncology 6 weeks
Oncology/investigational drugs 6 weeks
Critical care 6 weeks
Infectious disease 6 weeks
Emergency medicine 6 weeks
ELECTIVES – AMBULATORY CARE
Anticoagulation clinic 6 weeks
Medication therapy management 6 weeks
Home infusion and long-term care
6 weeks
Primary care Longitudinal
Ambulatory geriatrics Longitudinal
Specialty pharmacy 6 weeks
ELECTIVES – INDIRECT PATIENT CARE
Informatics 6 weeks
Managed care 6 weeks
Investigational drugs 6 weeks
Medication safety 6 weeks
Teaching certificate 2 weeks