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Year 1

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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.

Postgraduate pharmacy residency program goals

Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent and confident pharmacy practitioners of direct patient care in various environments. They will be able to provide drug information to any healthcare team, possess independent leadership and teaching skills, and communicate well in personal and group settings. They will demonstrate professional and personal maturity by following a philosophy of professional practice, monitoring their own performance, exhibiting a commitment to the profession, and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication use system.

Program details

  • 12-month residency.
  • Four positions.
  • Starting date: June 21, 2021.
  • Estimated stipend: $54,000.
  • Interview required.

Learning experiences

The year will begin with one month of orientation and will be followed by a month each of the required learning experiences. Over the course of the year, you will complete all the required learning experiences and your choice of two elective experiences, which may include repeating a previously completed required learning experience.

Required learning experiences

  • Orientation.
  • Internal medicine I (Truman Medical Center Health Sciences District (TMC HSD), Truman Medical Center (TMC) Lakewood).
  • Internal medicine II (TMC HSD, TMC Lakewood).
  • Critical care.
  • Trauma and general surgery.
  • Cardiology.
  • Infectious disease.
  • Emergency medicine.
  • Drug information.

Longitudinal learning experiences

  • Pharmacy management.
    • Medication assistance.
    • Medication management.
    • Medication safety.
    • Regulatory operations.
  • Staffing.
  • Teaching certificate.
  • Research project.

Elective learning experiences

  • Administration (ambulatory and community pharmacy).
  • Ambulatory care (TMC HSD, TMC Lakewood, Bess Truman Family Medical Center and Maternal Care Clinic).
  • Psychiatry.
  • Metabolic support.
  • Orthopaedic surgery.
  • Information Technology and Oncology.
  • Intensive care nursery (provided off-site).
  • Pain management.
  • Medical/surgical pediatrics (provided off-site).

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