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.
- 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.
- 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)
- Electives (4 weeks / flexible)
- Infectious Disease / HIV
- Behavioral Health
- Pharmacy Informatics
- Drug Education
- Clinical Oncology
- Pain Management
- 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.
- 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)
- 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.
- Click here to link to the Virtual information Sessions:
- October 21st – 10a.m. – 11a.m. PST (Local Time – 1p.m. – 2p.m.)
- November 17th – 10a.m. -11a.m. PST (Local Time – 1p.m. – 2p.m.)
- December 15th – 10a.m. – 11a.m. PST (Local Time – 1p.m. – 2p.m.)
Apply Through ASHP
Apply using the ASHP standard application process on the ASHP PhORCAS website.Apply now
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