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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.

The pharmacy residency is a one-year appointment.

  • PhORCAS application deadline: Dec. 27, 2022
  • 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

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.

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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
  • Newsletter
  • Quality Improvement
  • Analytics, Research & Outcomes

Elective Experience

  • Leadership and Special Projects
  • Specialty Pharmacy Services

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 by September 30th of 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

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Pharmacy school transcripts
  • Application Deadline: December 27, 2022

Interview Details

  • Required interview includes a brief presentation. Interviews are offered on select Fridays in February.
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Apply Through ASHP

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

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Current Pay Rate

$54,800 Annually

Contact Information

Beth Chester, PharmD, MPH, FCCP, BCPS
Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Programs
Residency Program Director

2921 Naches Ave SW
Renton, Washington 98507
United States
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Beth.A.Chester@kp.org
(206) 630-7900

Yayoi Toyoda, PharmD, BCPS
Formulary Coordinator
Residency Program Coordinator

2921 Naches Ave SW
Renton, Washington 98057
United States
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Yayoi.Toyoda@kp.org
(206) 630-7900

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