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PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency; ASHP-accredited

  • 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.

    Program description

    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

    Required Learning Experiences*

    • Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • Cardiology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Neurosurgical/Medical-Surgical ICU
    • Orientation
    • Practice Management
    • System Formulary Management (1 week)

    Elective Learning Experiences*

    • Advanced Heart Failure
    • Ambulatory Care
    • Cardiovascular ICU
    • Emergency Department
    • Executive Pharmacy Leadership
    • Hospice & Palliative Care (1 week)
    • Infectious Diseases Rounding  (2 weeks)
    • Nephrology/Solid Organ Transplant
    • Neurology/Orthopedics/Spine
    • Oncology/Hematology
    • Pharmacy Informatics
    • Psychiatry
    • Renal/Medical-Surgical

    *Learning experiences are 4 weeks in length unless otherwise noted

    Longitudinal Learning Experiences

    •  Major project
    • Medication use evaluation
    • Precepting/Teaching
    • Staffing

    Staffing

    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:

    • Neurology/Orthopedics/Spine
    • Oncology/Medical-Surgical
    • Renal/Medical-Surgical
    • Cardiology

    Benefits

    • Stipend: Competitive – contact site
    • Personal office space, personal computer, telephone and pager
    • Health, dental and life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Financial support for approved national, state and local pharmacy meetings
    • Access to online resources through the University of Minnesota

    Application process

    Submit all application materials through the ASHP PhORCAS system (match number 110113). 

  • Contact us

    Rachel Root, PharmD, MS, BCPS
    PGY1 residency program director
     

    Abbott Northwestern Hospital Pharmacy Department
    800 East 28th Street, Mail Route 11321
    Minneapolis, MN 55407

    Ph: 612-863-5417
    Fax: 612-863-7134
    rachel.root@allina.com