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.
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 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 practitioner and leadership and skill set. 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.
*Learning experiences are 4 weeks in length
unless otherwise noted
Each resident staffs a decentral practice area or central pharmacy an average of two
out of five weekends from approximately mid-August through the end of residency
year. Also, each resident will work three of six observed holidays. Decentral
teams for weekend staffing experience include:
Submit all application materials through the
ASHP PhORCAS system (match number 110113).
Rachel Root, PharmD, MS, BCPSPGY1 residency program director
Abbott Northwestern Hospital Pharmacy Department
800 East 28th Street, Mail Route 11321
Minneapolis, MN 55407