PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

The PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.

Our educational competency areas include

  • Patient Care
  • Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care
  • Leadership and Management
  • Teaching, Education, Dissemination of Knowledge

Our educational goals include

  • Provide safe and effective patient care in collaboration with the health care team
  • Ensure continuity of care during patient transitions between care settings
  • Contribute to formulary decisions
  • Manage and improve the patient care or medication use system
  • Exercise leadership and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate project management skills
  • Provide medication and practice related education

The goal of the residency program is that highly motivated pharmacists will have the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes necessary to independently and competently optimize pharmacotherapy outcomes through their direct involvement in patient care as well as pharmacy practice management.


Learning Experiences

Required rotation blocks will be 4 weeks. All rotations are subject to change.

Learning Experiences

  • Orientation
  • Adult Internal Medicine* / MedSurg
  • Adult Critical Care*
  • Obstetrics I
  • Neonatal Intensive Care I
  • Neonatal Intensive Care II
  • Pharmacy Management

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Pharmacy Staffing
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Research Project

Elective Learning Experiences

  • HIV Managed Care
  • Medication Safety / Quality
  • Pediatrics*
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Transitions of Care
  • Preceptor Training
  • Women’s Health: Internal Medicine and Critical Care
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Obstetrics II

*Participating site at a neighboring facility

The first postgraduate year program has been awarded accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Tam LaBranche, Pharm.D., BCPS

Residency Coordinator
Ashley Salario, Pharm D