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Pharmacy Residency Program at Sacred Heart

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center (PHSHMC) offers a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) residency program with rotations at both the Springfield and Eugene campuses. Training experiences are individualized based on existing resident competencies and personal interests.

The purpose of a PGY1 pharmacy residency program is to build on the 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.

This residency program is specifically designed to train pharmacists who wish to practice as an integrated professional on the healthcare team. Residents shall be prepared for practice in a position that requires development and execution of patient-centered treatment plans, participation in the development of drug use policy and the ability to develop, implement and evaluate new pharmacy programs. To accomplish this goal, this residency program will promote development of the clinical, analytical, organizational, and leadership skills necessary to provide pharmaceutical cared and to develop and implement systems of care.

The PHSHMC PGY1 Residency Program recruits for two resident positions each year.

Application Process

  • Resident candidates must apply using ASHP’s PhORCAS website by January 7, 2022.
  • Consider beginning your application process in November or December as all materials must be submitted by the deadline.

Practice Area Rotations

Rotations range from 4-6 weeks in length and are scheduled to fit the needs and interests of the resident.

Core Rotation Learning Experiences (Required)

  • Cardiology (6 weeks)
  • Critical Care (6 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Infectious Disease (6 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine (6 weeks)
  • IV Room (1 week)
  • Pediatrics (4 weeks)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2 weeks)
  • Order Verification (1 week)
  • Orientation (4 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Administration (2 weeks and Longitudinal Experience)
  • Precepting and Teaching, includes Oregon Pharmacy Teaching Certificate (Longitudinal Experience)
  • Residency Project (Longitudinal Experience)
  • Staffing (Longitudinal Experience)


  • Ambulatory Care
  • Behavioral Health
  • Neuro Critical Care
  • Oncology
  • Others may be developed in conjunction with the resident's interests

Meet Our Team

Residency Program Director

  • Angie Christianson, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Pharmacy Leadership Team

  • Pharmacy Director
    Greg Ripley, BPharm
  • Clinical Manager
    Don Cowin, BPharm, BCPS
  • Operations Manager
    Joe Evans, PharmD

Preceptors (Instructors)

  • Steven Barton, PharmD, BCCCP
  • Michelle Clark, BPharm
  • Chris Davidson, BPharm
  • Kohl Dorrington-Thacker, PharmD, BCPS
  • Joan Erwert, PharmD, BCPS
  • Ruby Gale, PharmD, BCPS
  • Gina Giesbrecht, PharmD, BCPS
  • Brett Lawson, PharmD, BCCCP
  • Amy McCarthy, PharmD, BCPS
  • Darin McDaniel, BPharm
  • Brittany Moon, PharmD, BCPS
  • David Rochon, BPharm, BCPS
  • Courtney Strouse, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
  • Claire White, PharmD

Current and Past Residents


  • Tyler Lantz, PharmD
    Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
  • Sadie Mackin
    Oregon State College of Pharmacy


  • Casey Aaby, PharmD
    Washington State University College of Pharmacy
  • Crystal Nguyen, PharmD
    Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Pharmacy


  • Kyle Grech, PharmD
    Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
  • Jordan Haas, PharmD
    University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy


  • Katie Lusby, PharmD
    Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
  • Alyssa Nguyen, PharmD
    Pacific University School of Pharmacy


  • Kohl Dorrington-Thacker, PharmD
    Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
  • Shana Eighan, PharmD
    Pacific University School of Pharmacy


  • Steven Barton, PharmD
    University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy
  • Marta Stueve, PharmD, MHA
    Pacific University School of Pharmacy