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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program - St. Peter Hospital

Providence St. Peter Hospital

413 Lilly Road NE Olympia, WA 98506


Prepare For a Clinical Career

ASHP AccreditedAt Providence St. Peter Hospital (PSPH), we are committed to advancing clinical pharmacy services, and our residency programs are a corner stone in that work. The patient is at the center of everything we do; it’s a philosophy Providence supports across the organization. Through our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, you will have the opportunity to develop the skills and experience necessary to succeed in a clinical practice setting.

As a resident, you’ll benefit from our exceptional training program that takes advantage of the wide variety of learning experiences within both acute and ambulatory care settings. You’ll find our residency program unique in two ways. First, everything you learn about pharmacy practice will be based in our patient-centered mission of providing compassionate care. Second, you will be part of one of the most progressive pharmacy teams in a major health system.

Pharmacy Residency Program Objectives

The Pharmacy Services Department is committed to the development of pharmacy practitioners by offering the knowledge and skills required to promote, recommend and deliver high quality pharmaceutical care services. The PSPH PGY1 program will provide residents with the knowledge, attitude and skills necessary to assure optimal drug therapy outcomes. In addition, the program fosters the life skills and professionalism required to contribute positively to the health care ecosystem.

The program will give participants the chance to provide pharmaceutical care in multiple environments. Residents will be able to work independently in all areas assigned, work effectively with pharmacists in other areas, and supervise or coordinate work for others. Residents will have opportunities to educate colleagues, participate in research, and analyze and present findings. The goal is for each resident to mature in a professional role, be proactive and assertive in interacting with other staff and disciplines, and develop an awareness of local and national pharmacy issues.

Throughout the program, residents will demonstrate competencies in the following core areas:

  1. Patient care
  2. Advancing practice and improving patient care
  3. Leadership and management
  4. Teaching, education and dissemination of knowledge

The purpose of Pharmacy Residency at Providence St. Peter Hospital: "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."

Financial Compensation

Pharmacy residents are employees of Providence and will qualify for employee benefits, including: Medical, Prescription, Vision, Dental, and paid time off. Administrative leave and appropriate travel reimbursements are provided for ASHP Midyear & Spring Residency Conference meeting attendance.

These amounts are subject to change based on market surveys.

  • PGY1 stipend: $67,725

National Matching Service Code

  • Providence St. Peter Hospital: 146713
  • Positions matched each year: 5
  • 2024 Start Date: July 1, 2024

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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