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.
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.
About Kaiser Permanente Washington
- 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
- Leadership and Special Projects
- Specialty Pharmacy Services
- 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
The pharmacy residency is a one-year appointment.
- Registration for the match will open in November 2022 and must be completed prior to submitting applications in PhORCAS
- Residency start date: June 19, 2023
- Residency end date: June 21, 2024
- Three letters of recommendation
- Letter of intent
- Curriculum vitae
- Pharmacy school transcripts
- Application Deadline: December 27, 2022
- Required interview includes a brief presentation. Interviews are offered on select Fridays in February.
- Click here to link to the Virtual Information Session:
- November 17th – 2p.m. – 3p.m. PST
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Apply using the ASHP standard application process on the ASHP PhORCAS website.Apply now
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Program ResourcesBenefits In Brief Program Brochure PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Manual
Beth Chester, PharmD, MPH, FCCP, BCPS
Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Programs
Residency Program Director
2921 Naches Ave SW
Renton, Washington 98507
Yayoi Toyoda, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Coordinator
2921 Naches Ave SW
Renton, Washington 98057