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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
The ASHP accredited PGY1 Program at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center builds on pharmacy 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.
ASHP Program Code: 67100 | NMS Code: 133713 - Traditional
- Completion of Residency Orientation
- Weekend and evening staffing of one 4 hour shift per week and every 3rd weekend. Will staff 1 major and 1 minor holiday.
- Precepting and mentoring pharmacy students through completion of the Teaching Certificate program and as assigned by preceptors
- Participation in pharmacy department education including but not limited to completion of the following presentations:
- A pharmacy department topic discussion
- Morbidity & Mortality presentation
- Pharmacy Grand Rounds presentation
- Two presentations for continuing education credit (including Pharmacy Grand Rounds)
- Completion of a research project and the following:
- Completion of a manuscript suitable for publication
- Presentation at the Midwest Pharmacy Residency Conference
- Presentation at a national meeting
- Obtaining “achieved” for all required goals and objectives for the program
- Completion of a medication safety project
- Completion of a formulary review for a new medication
- Completion of a medication use evaluation
- Complete ACLS Certification
- Attend P&T Committee meetings & Pharmacy Department Meetings
- Participation in recruitment efforts
Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent and confident practitioners of direct patient care in multiple patient-care environments. They will be capable of administering high-quality pharmaceutical care.
Program and Resident Goals
- 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.
- Demonstrate professional autonomy
- Follow a personal philosophy of practice
- Frequently self-evaluate
- Exhibit a commitment to excellent pharmaceutical care
- Exercise leadership in improving the safety of the medication use system
Completion of the PGY-1 residency will prepare the resident for general clinical practice, a PGY-2 residency or a fellowship program.
Rotations and Experiences
Rotations and Experiences
Required core and elective rotations are 4-6 weeks depending on resident interest.
View detailed PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program descriptions.
- Internal Medicine Teaching Service (6 weeks)
- Hospital Administration (5 weeks)
- Orientation (4 weeks)
Elective Rotations (4-6 weeks depending on interest)
- Adult Internal Medicine, Hospitalists Service
- Adult Critical Care
- Ambulatory Care +/- Transitions of Care
- Drug Information
- Infectious Disease (ID Consult Service)
- Pediatrics (PICU/ or NICU)
- Adult Oncology Inpatient
- Outpatient Oncology
- Home Infusion Services
- Practice Management
- Solid Organ Transplant/Nephrology
- Acute Pain Service
- Others based on resident interest, including repeating a previous rotation but with a different emphasis
- Weekly meetings- ~2 hours total/week
- Leadership Development
- Medication Safety
- Staffing Activities- 4 hours/week
- Central Pharmacy Operations
- Decentralized Clinical Services
- Pharmaceutical Grand Rounds
- Monitoring outpatient dialysis patients
- Research Project
- Teaching Certificate Program
- P&T Committee Participation
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.
Qualifications and requirements for candidacy:
- Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program
- Licensed or eligible to apply for a license to practice pharmacy in the state of South Dakota
- Participation in the ASHP Residency Matching Program (“The Match”)
- A copy of transcripts: Undergraduate or non-pharmacy transcripts are not required. Only pharmacy school-related coursework must be submitted.
- Three professional references using the Standardized Reference Template in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
- Copy of curriculum vitae
- Letter of intent describing reasons for seeking residency
- Application deadline for the PGY1 program is January 10, 2021.
For additional information, please contact:
Glenn D. Voss, PharmD
Director of Clinical Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency Program Director