PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
The ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center is designed to develop clinical pharmacy practitioners capable of administering high-quality pharmaceutical care.
Our Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) residency is a one year program, which begins in mid June of each year. Residents will receive a stipend of $50,000 with full employee benefits.
- Provide pharmaceutical care to patients in a variety of settings.
- Educate students, healthcare providers and patients.
- Develop project management and problem-solving skills.
- Improve drug information skills.
- Plan, initiate and document pharmaceutical care services.
- Maintain a professional and ethical manner.
- Develop leadership skills in pharmacy practice.
- Utilize medical informatics.
- Contribute to formulary decisions.
Application Process for PGY1
Applications for eight residency positions are currently being accepted. Qualifications for candidacy are a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and licensure or eligibility for licensure in South Dakota.
Interested candidates should:
- Apply through the PhORCAS (pharmacy online residency centralized application service)
- Through PhORCAS, you will need to submit the following required documentation:
- A letter of intent
- Curriculum vitae
- Academic transcripts (College of Pharmacy / profession years)
- Three letters of recommendation (form documents in PhORCAS acceptable)
- Avera McKennan application for employment to be completed post match
For additional information, please contact:
Glenn D. Voss
Clinical Pharmacy Director/PGY1 Residency Program Director
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
1325 S Cliff Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
- Applications will be accepted until the closing date of January 12, 2018.
- This residency program participates in the National Match program.
The program for each resident is based on his/ her goals, interests and experiences. All residents are required to complete rotations in core subject areas essential to the clinical pharmacy practitioner.
Additional learning experiences include a project relating to pharmacy practice, development of oral & written communication skills, participation in various leadership and practice management committees, and practice in various patient care areas throughout the institution.
Residents will have experiences in the following areas:
- Internal medicine
- Management/quality improvement
- Drug information
- Critical care
- Surgical medicine
- Ambulatory care
- Solid organ/bone marrow transplant
- Teaching certificate required