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United Pharmacy Residency

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Call 651-241-8879
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PGY1 Residency Program Director (interim)
Jamie Rassett, PharmD, BCCP, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist
Phone: 651-241-8855

PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency Program Director
Kara Bastian, PharmD, BCPS, MHA
Director of Pharmacy (interim) / Pharmacy Operations Manager / Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Phone: 651-241-8847

Fax: 651-241-5323 
Mail Route 60207
333 North Smith Ave
St. Paul, MN 55102

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

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.