Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program

The pharmacy residency program at Virginia Mason, an integrated health care system, is an accredited PGY1 program with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The program is designed to provide pharmacists with clinical and administrative expertise in all aspects of pharmacy practice. Four to six week required rotations, elective rotations, and longitudinal experiences provide structure and guidance, but also flexibility to individualize training in a progressive pharmacy practice environment. Learning objectives will be provided at the beginning of each rotation, tailored to the individual needs of the resident.

Pharmacy residents will receive training in the seven required areas listed below:

  • Pharmacy Operations/Orientation
  • Primary Care
  • Anticoagulation
  • Acute Care/Telemetry
  • Pharmacy Practice Management
  • Critical Care
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Renal transplant
  • Medication Safety

Pharmacy residents will also complete up to three elective rotations, including but not limited to:

  • Advanced Ambulatory Care/Primary Care
  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Oncology (Inpatient or Ambulatory)

Required rotations may be repeated, extended or new elective rotations created based on resident's interest.

Project Management

Each resident is expected to complete at least two major projects in conjunction with department and/or medical center priorities. Projects will be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, regional residency conference and local meetings. Residents will also actively participate in P&T committee.

Leadership

The program provides ample opportunity for professional development, leadership and management training.

Medication Safety

Residents will be engaged in various activities (longitudinal, concentrated or rotation) that support the organization's commitment to putting the patient first and to delivering the best possible care.

Teaching Experience

Residents serve as preceptors for pharmacy students, provide monthly education sessions for staff, and have the opportunity to provide in-services. In addition, teaching opportunities may become available through the University of Washington School of Pharmacy.

Staffing

Residents are required to staff in our outpatient and inpatient pharmacies 12-16 hours per two-week pay period. Some holiday staffing required.

Requirements

Applicants must hold, or be in the process of obtaining a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy. Applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy or be eligible for licensure in the state of Washington. Application materials must be submitted via PhORCAS. In addition, applicants will need to prepare two essay responses. The complete application packet is due no later than Dec. 29.

If you have any questions or would like any additional information, please contact:

  • Lisa Chamberlain, PharmD, BCCCP
  • Residency Program Director
  • Virginia Mason
  • 925 Seneca St. M.S. H3-PI
  • Seattle, WA 98101
  • Phone: (206) 583-6011
  • Fax: (206) 223-7653

2017 ASHP Midyear Poster