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PGY1 Managed Care Washington

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington in Seattle offers a postgraduate year one (PGY1) Managed Care Pharmacy Practice Residency. Our residency program offers training opportunities in a variety of practice settings and provides residents an opportunity to gain valuable clinical and administrative experience in a managed care environment.

Our program strives to develop clinically adept, managed care pharmacists with strong leadership qualities who can manage projects, communicate effectively, and critically analyze data.

Pharmacy Services

Residents have a unique opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in the development and implementation of medication use management initiatives, clinical program development/support, formulary management, and drug use policy development. Additional practice opportunities include: pharmacy administration, health plan operations, and ambulatory care.

Clinical pharmacy experiences are available in centralized and decentralized services in a wide range of areas, including: clinical pharmacy care center, primary care, and specialty care (e.g., cardiology, hepatitis C, HIV/PrEP, neurology, nephrology, pulmonology). Past residents have moved on to successful careers in a variety of practice settings.

Seattle At A Glance

Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Orientation & Professional Development
  • Ambulatory Care #1 & #2
  • Benefit Design & Pharmacy Benefit Management Oversight
  • Clinical Coverage Determinations
  • Clinical Program Support
  • Formulary Management & Drug Information
  • Medicare Medication Therapy Management
  • Medication Safety
  • Medication Use & Trend Management
  • Quality Improvement
  • Analytics, Research & Outcomes

Elective Experience

  • Leadership and Special Projects

Longitudinal Experience

  • Majority of resident rotations are longitudinal in nature ranging from 3-12 months. Electives tend to be 2-4 months

Requirements for Acceptance

  • PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited college/school of pharmacy.
  • Must be licensed as an Intern Pharmacist in the state of WA by start of residency.
  • Must be licensed as a Pharmacist in the state of WA within 90 days of start date of the residency year.
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS).
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program.
  • NMS code: 126214 and ASHP Program Code: 95100

Application Requirements


The pharmacy residency is a one-year appointment.

  • Registration for the match will open in November 2023 and must be completed prior to submitting applications in PhORCAS
  • Residency start date: June 17, 2024
  • Residency end date: June 20, 2025
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Pharmacy school transcripts
  • Application Deadline: January 2, 2024

Interview Details

**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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Apply using the ASHP standard application process on the ASHP PhORCAS website.

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Current Pay Rate

$54,810 Annually

Contact Information

Yayoi Toyoda, PharmD, BCPS
Interim Supervisor, Formulary, Clinical Pharmacy Services
Residency Program Director

2921 Naches Ave SW
Renton, Washington 98057
United States
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(206) 630-7900

J (Jason) Chau, PharmD, MSCS, BCPS, BCACP
Coordinator, Clinical Pharmacy and Experiential Education Programs
Residency Program Coordinator

2921 Naches Ave SW
Renton, Washington 98507
United States
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(206) 630-7900

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