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PGY1 General Pharmacy Practice Residency; ASHP-Accredited
Pharmacists completing this general pharmacy residency will be prepared to practice in an acute care hospital environment with a well-rounded knowledge basis in major clinical services.
The PGY1 Residency Program at Abbott Northwestern is both flexible and focused. Residents develop skills in the provision of patient-centered care, service excellence, practice management and leadership. The pharmacy practice model combines decentralized pharmacist practice with responsibility for a drug distribution system that leverages automated dispensing cabinets and a state-of–the-art sterile compounding facility.
Residents interact with numerous pharmacist practitioners specialized in clinical pharmacy, informatics, logistics and leadership. Residents gain valuable experience by preparing and presenting educational programs, participating in multidisciplinary patient care rounds, staffing, teaching students and completing a major research project.
Upon completion of the residency, each pharmacist will demonstrate a general pharmacist practitioner leadership and skills base. Moreover, each resident will have experienced a variety of specialty practices that will set the stage for career planning or further training. Residents will develop their own preceptor skills through their presentation experiences and student teaching. Finally, each resident will be exposed to the why and how of pharmacy practice program development and practice changes.
Six outcomes of Abbott Northwestern’s PGY1 residency:
The above descriptions are highlights and not all inclusive. Please contact the Residency Program Director for more details. Additional rotations may be available based on the resident's interests and career goals.
Each resident staffs a decentral practice area or central pharmacy every other weekend from approximately mid-August through the end of residency year, with the exception of the weekend preceding ASHP Midyear Clinical meeting. Also, each resident will work three of six observed holidays. The Abbott Northwestern Hospital residency observes ACGME guidelines for resident hours.
Submit all application materials through the ASHP PhORCAS system by January 9, 2015. (match number 110113)