Woman’s Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Awarded National Accreditation

June 06, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. – The first postgraduate year (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program at Woman’s Hospital has been awarded accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).  The accreditation was granted by ASHP’s Commission on Credentialing and was awarded for the maximum period of eight years.

“I’m proud to be part of a residency program with preceptors who are dedicated to teaching and mentoring our residents into becoming skilled clinicians,” said Tam LaBranche, Pharm D, BCPS, clinical pharmacy manager and PGY1 pharmacy residency director at Woman’s Hospital.  “I’m grateful to ASHP for granting the maximum accreditation to this program and for Woman’s commitment to education and advancing pharmacy practices for optimal patient care.”

To receive ASHP accreditation, PGY1 pharmacy residency programs must meet or exceed certain criteria such as providing an exemplary environment for residents’ learning; creating and executing a training program to develop mature, clinically competent practitioners; and maintaining an organization that meets all accreditation standards, regulatory requirements, and nationally applicable standards.

Woman’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program strives to develop highly motivated pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes necessary to independently and competently optimize pharmacotherapy outcomes through direct involvement in patient care as well as pharmacy practice management.

Learn more about Woman’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program [PDF].