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PGY1 Pharmacy Rockville, Maryland

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This twelve-month Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) pharmacy residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) and offers a unique opportunity to develop expertise in a variety of pharmacy practice areas within Kaiser Permanente.

PGY1 Program Purpose: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States Post Graduate Year One (PGY-1) pharmacy residency program focuses on ambulatory care within an integrated health care system. During the residency program, residents will integrate clinical, administrative and leadership skills and cultivate a philosophy of practice that embraces being responsible to their patients, their fellow healthcare providers, the organization and the public for optimal drug therapy outcomes.


Pharmacy Services

  • Kaiser Permanente provides leadership to the health care industry and serves as a model for the efficient delivery of quality care.
  • From patient focused disease management services, to outpatient point-of-service care, to specialized support services, our pharmacy department is continually striving to develop innovative programs that enhance quality of patient care.
  • Our Mid-Atlantic States Region serves a large outpatient population of over 800,000 members in 36 outpatient medical centers  located in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.
  • Learning experiences are diverse, and preceptors are well versed in their specialty areas and serve as excellent mentors to the resident.

Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Orientation (3 weeks)
  • Primary Care (12 weeks)
  • Anticoagulation (4 weeks)
  • Quality and Medication Safety (4 weeks)
  • MTM (medication therapy management) (4 weeks)
  • Transitional Care (4 weeks)

Elective Experience

  • Electives (4 weeks / flexible)
  • Nephrology
  • Infectious Disease / HIV
  • Behavioral Health
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Drug Education
  • Clinical Oncology
  • Pain Management
  • Infusion

Longitudinal Experience

  • Formulary Management (12 months)
  • Leadership, Administration and Teaching (12 months)
  • (includes CE opportunities and optional Teaching Certificate Program)
  • Patient Counseling and Distribution (Staffing) resident choice of outpatient pharmacy or infusion setting
  • Residency Research Project (12 months) 

Requirements for Acceptance

  • 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.

Application Requirements

  • 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.
  • 1. Describe one of your most recent interventions or contributions on rotation, and what you learned from the experience.
    2. Describe what experience(s) led you to pursuing a career in ambulatory care? (either personal or professional)

Interview Details

  • Application Process
  • Application Deadline: January 1, 2023
  • Positions available:
    • 1 (one) position based primarily in Maryland – start date in July
    • 1 (one) position based primarily in Virginia – start date in July
    • 1 (one) position based primarily in Maryland – start date in October
  • Limited travel throughout the Mid- Atlantic Region required for all positions.
  • Start Date: July or October (Mandatory attendance to New Employee Orientation)
  • Duration: 12 months
  • An onsite interview is required, and includes a panel interview, knowledge assessment and presentation.
  • Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to hold interviews virtually if COVID mitigation strategies dictate a preference for a virtual experience.
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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

$50,000 Annually

Contact Information

Kristen Fink, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CDCES
Academic Affairs Coordinator
Residency Program Director

4920 Campbell Blvd
Whitemarsh, Maryland 21236
United States
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Kristen.M.Fink@kp.org
(240) 495-5334

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