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PGY1 Managed Care Rockville, Maryland

Located in and around our Nation’s Capital, the Mid-Atlantic region offers endless professional, cultural, and social opportunities.

Kaiser Permanente Mid- Atlantic States Managed Care Residents will gain competence in a variety of practice areas within an integrated managed care organization. Customized training will include experiences in: benefits design and application, systems support and integration, formulary and drug use management, drug education, quality, medication safety and compliance, primary care, medication therapy management (MTM) and drug distribution.
In addition to helping develop new and update existing pharmacy services, you will be afforded the following exciting opportunities to:
• Become a member of the Regional Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee meeting through development and presentation of comprehensive drug reviews
• Assist in educating pharmacy students through journal club and other group activities
• Develop and present continuing education programs to health care providers, team members, as well as professional and community organizations
• Conduct population-based projects
Upon completion of the program, residents will be able to function independently in a variety of ambulatory and managed care settings.

PGY1 Managed Care Pharmacy Residency Program Purpose: To build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist clinicians with diverse patient care, leadership and education skills who are eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. A managed care pharmacy residency will provide systematic training of pharmacists to achieve professional competence in the delivery of patient care and managed care pharmacy practice.

Pharmacy Services

At Kaiser Permanente, we view pharmacists as a vital link in the chain of patient care.

From specialized support services, to patient-centered disease management, to outpatient point-of-service care, our pharmacy department is continually striving to develop innovative programs that enhance quality of patient care.

Kaiser Permanente serves more than 800,000 members across 37 outpatient medical facilities in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Our 12-month postgraduate year one (PGY-1) managed care pharmacy residency program offers a unique opportunity to develop expertise in a variety of pharmacy practice areas within Kaiser Permanente’s integrated health care model.

Rockville At A Glance

Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Orientation (3 weeks)
  • Primary Care (4 weeks)
  • Drug Education and Utilization (6 weeks)
  • Benefits Management (4 weeks)
  • MTM (medication therapy management) (4 weeks)
  • Informatics/ Systems Integration and Support (4 weeks)
  • Quality and Medication Safety (4 weeks)
  • Clinic Administered Medication Management (4 weeks)

Elective Experience

  • Can be incorporated if there is a specific area of interest

Longitudinal Experience

  • Formulary Management (12 months)
  • Residency Research Project (12 months)
  • Patient Counseling and Distribution (Staffing) (2-week orientation then 1 weekend per month x 12 months)
  • Leadership, Administration and Teaching (includes Project Management, CE opportunities, and optional Teaching Certificate Program) (12 months)

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy 
  • Pharmacy licensure required in Maryland and Virginia for all Residents.  Primary licensure is required within 3 weeks of the residency start date and licensure in the alternate location, either Maryland or Virginia, is required within 90 days of the start date. 
  • Registration in the National Matching Services, Inc. ASHP Resident Matching Program
  • Kaiser Permanente Program Code for Managed Care Program: 2550
  • Additional Information about the National Matching Service can be found through the ASHP website at:

Application Requirements

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Pharmacy School transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation, letter format preferred
  • A standardized writing sample is required. Please answer both questions listed below. Each answer should be 200 words or less. You can submit your answers directly into Phorcas in one document.
    • Describe one of your most recent interventions or contributions on rotation, and what you learned from the experience.
    • Describe what experience(s) led you to pursuing a career in managed care? (either personal or professional)
  • Submit all documents to the PhORCAS website:
  • Rank your Residency Program preference through the National Matching Service.
  • Application deadline: January 2, 2024

Interview Details

Position available: 1 (one) position based primarily in Maryland – start date in July

Limited travel throughout the Mid- Atlantic Region required.

Start Date: July (Mandatory attendance to New Employee Orientation)

Duration: 12 months (52 weeks)

An onsite interview is required, and includes a panel interview, knowledge assessment and presentation.

**This residency agrees that no person at this residency will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant**


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Current Pay Rate

$50,000 Annually

Contact Information

Kristen Fink, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CDCES
Director, PGY1 and PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Programs
Residency Program Director

Kaiser Permanente Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States
2101 East Jefferson Street
Rockville, Maryland 20852
United States
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