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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Portland

Providence Portland Medical Center and
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Portland

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program has been accredited by ASHP since 1994, offering residents the opportunity to participate in collaborative, integrated care in health system pharmacy practice. Residents apply advanced practice-based skills, expand leadership skills, participate in professional organizations, and participate in innovative approaches to delivery of care.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is one program with two sites: Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Both Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center have implemented a layered learning model, with pharmacy student/resident/attending pharmacist teams on each of the core clinical services, modeled after the medical education model. The teams work collaboratively with health care practitioners to provide patient care and improve medication management across transitions in care. The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program provides broad experience and confidence in practice-based skills across diverse practice settings while offering the opportunity to obtain focused experience in areas of interest.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program offers 15 resident positions. Each of our larger tertiary care (500-bed) medical centers serves as home base for eight pharmacy residents. The eighth resident at Providence Portland Medical Center is reserved for the PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Administration resident, whose PGY1 year is identical to the PGY1 Pharmacy residency, with the addition of MBA coursework.

  • Providence Portland Medical Center (seven PGY1 residents, NMS 158213)
  • Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (eight PGY1 residents, NMS 158221)

All 15 residents from Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center are part of a single PGY1 program. All residents rotate throughout our health system and come together regularly for meetings, conferences and projects. Though each site has its own NMS matching number, candidates are encouraged to rank both sites when applying.

Here are some common questions regarding the staffing component of the PGY1 curriculum:

Please note, these staffing requirements below are subject to change for the following year.

  • What are the staffing requirements?
    Residents to complete 32 hours of staffing per month.
  • Where will I be staffing?
    Residents staff at their respective home base site and staffing includes a mixture of clinical, distributive, and transition of care shifts.
  • Do I staff on the same weeknight the entire year?
    No, residents cycle through weeknight staffing shifts with the exception of no resident will staff on Thursdays.
  • Why are no residents scheduled to staff on Thursdays?
    Thursday afternoons are reserved for residency meetings (quarterly RPD meetings, educational workshops, etc).
  • Am I allowed to switch staffing shifts with another co-resident?
    Absolutely! As long as it is approved by your site manager, switching is acceptable.
  • Do I have to staff on holidays?
    Each resident is required to staff one of the four major holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or New Year’s Day.

Pharmacy Residency and Fellowship Programs Informational Sessions

Effective patient-centered, clinical pharmacy practice is a philosophy that’s supported across the entire Providence organization. Join us virtually to meet our pharmacy teams, receive an overview of each program’s curriculum and details, and an opportunity for questions and answers.

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