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What are the program requirements?

A minimum of 52 weeks are required for completion of the residency program. The expectation of the residency program is that the residents put in the time and effort necessary to effectively complete the program objectives. Preceptors are responsible for ensuring that the time requirements for each learning experience are communicated to the resident.

Resident positions are salaried positions at Providence St Mary Medical Center and are not paid by the hour. Graduation and presentation of the Residency Certificate is contingent upon completion of all program objectives and requirements.

Will I get to choose my residency project?

The resident is required to complete a major project during the twelve-month program. The project will address an aspect of pharmacy practice and must be approved by the Residency Program Director(RPD).

The resident may suggest a project based upon needs of the pharmacy program or choose from a list of potential projects provided by the pharmacy team. This list may involve original clinical or administrative research, program development, interdisciplinary medication use, quality improvement project, or another aspect of pharmacy practice.

The project will be presented at ASHP Midyear in December, and the Providence Regional Residency Conference held each spring. A project manuscript presented to the RPD, Clinical Pharmacy Manager, and Director of Pharmacy prior to the completion of the residency year.

What will I receive for compensation and benefits?

As a pharmacy resident, you will be an employee of Providence St. Mary Medical Center and you will qualify for employee benefits. Your benefits package includes salary, medical, prescription, vision, and dental coverage (for the resident and dependents) and paid time off. Paid time off is accrued as one works, which can total up to two weeks.