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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Southwest

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Program Overview

The purpose of this residency program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the developement 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.

Outcomes include:

  • Manage and improve the medication use process
  • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management within interdisciplinary teams
  • Exercise leadership and practice management skills
  • Provide medication and practice-related education/training
  • Utilize medical informatics
  • Conduct pharmacy practice research
  • Participate in the management of medical emergencies
  • Demonstrate project management skills
  • Apply patient care, customer service, and practice innovation skills in an integrated delivery system environment (i.e. development/ application of treatment guidelines)
  • Effective in work teams which are charged with planning activities, identifying opportunities for improvement, analyzing alternatives, implementing solutions and evaluating results
  • Demonstrate additional competencies that contribute to working successfully in the health care environment
  • Competent to be eligible for hire within the PeaceHealth system or other practice setting upon completion of the residency program
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Application Process

If you would like the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and experience the evolution of pharmacy into integrated delivery and managed care, apply as follows:

  1. Submit a complete residency program application through PHORCAS by January 2nd, 2024
  2. Register for the ASHP National Matching Service
  3. Complete an on-site interview*

*Pending COVID-19 travel policy