Pharmacy Postgraduate Year One Residency Program
St. Vincent’s Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program is designed to develop advanced knowledge and skills for pharmacy clinicians to practice independently and to excel in clinical service, teaching, and research in the acute care setting. The 12-month program is based on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Residency accreditation standards, which emphasizes learning outcomes and skill development in clinical, operational, drug information, management, and research areas of pharmacy practice.
Residents who successfully complete the program are capable practitioners of pharmaceutical care in adult medicine. Their skill level is advanced several years through their intensive study. Graduates are prepared to provide pharmacy services with multi-disciplinary responsibilities in an acute care hospital, and they have acquired the skills necessary to adapt to new clinical and operational environments.
Residents also educate other healthcare professionals, students, and patients in the hospital and in the community on drug related topics. In addition, residents demonstrate professional maturity by following a personal philosophy of supporting advances in pharmacy practice, exhibiting commitment to the profession, and serving as a leader in improving the safety and effectiveness of the medication-use system.
The residency program is customized for each resident, based on their individual goals, interests, and experience. Each resident is required to complete core rotations essential to the pharmacy practitioner. A variety of elective rotations are available, allowing residents to pursue their professional goals.
Upon successful completion of the residency program, residents will receive a certificate of completion. Former residents can be found in a variety of specialties throughout the country. See graduate career paths.