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United Pharmacy Residency

  • PGY1 Program Purpose: 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.

    United Hospital’s overall program goals include:

    • leadership development
    • effective provisions of pharmaceutical care
    • collaboration with other health care providers to achieve positive patient outcomes
    • development of effective self-evaluation and self-learning skills
    • gaining appreciation of the inter-relationship of clinical systems, technology and distribution systems to provide an effective medication use system

    Pharmacy residents develop advanced practice skills in managing drug therapy for a variety of diseases, as well as build proficiency in communicating daily with physicians, nurses and pharmacists. Resident goals and objectives are taught and evaluated using the  American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Learning System (RLS). Four one-year resident positions are available beginning July 1.

    Contact information

    Lisa Gersema, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, FASHP Residency Program Director
    651-241-8879
    Email us

    Required experience

    • four weeks of orientation and pharmacy services training
    • three to five-week rotations in core areas such as cardiology, surgery, internal medicine, critical care, oncology and practice management
    • residents plan, design and implement one major residency project.
  • For more information

    Call 651-241-8879 or  Email us


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