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What does a “normal” week for a resident look like?
The residents’ typical clinic schedule kicks in around September after initial training is complete. Because all learning experiences in the program are longitudinal, residents are tasked with managing their schedule to balance their myriad duties each week, with priority given to patient care activities.

Every week each resident is generally responsible for:

  • Staffing the anticoagulation room in Monroe (one day per week)
  • Maintaining a clinic room for all patient care appointment types (e.g., diabetes appointments, anticoagulation appointments, medication reviews, etc.; four days per week)
  • Staffing in the in-clinic dispensing pharmacy (Credena Care; one half day per week)
  • All other general duties (refill authorizations, drug information questions, meetings, presentations, project, electives, etc.; five days per week)
  • Staffing weekends in the in-clinic pharmacy (Credena Care) every third weekend

A typical week might look like:

Where do the residents practice?
While a few weeks of orientation and training occur at the Anticoagulation & Medication Clinic at the hospital (Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett), residents spend the majority of their time practicing at the Providence Medical Building (PMB) in Monroe, Washington, which is located about 30 minutes southeast of Everett.

Do the residents have their own work space or office?
The clinic layout is entirely open-concept, and all caregivers (providers, RNs, pharmacists, social workers, MAs, etc.) have desks in an open common area. Each resident is given a desk within the clinic, immersed with the rest of the healthcare team.

Where do residents usually live?
Monroe is located in western Washington, about 45 minutes northeast of Seattle and less than an hour from the Cascade mountain range. Our residents often live in areas west or southwest of Monroe, in cities such as Woodinville, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Bothell, and northern Seattle.

Are there any inpatient rotations or learning experiences in this residency program?
No. Our program is completely focused on outpatient pharmacy practice.

What types of residency projects have been done in the past?
Project topics are selected based on the needs of the clinic or the ambulatory pharmacy department, often evaluate a new or current pharmacy service, and are instrumental in ongoing quality improvement for our services. Check out the “Our Residents” page for a list of past residents and their projects.

What types of positions do residents find after completing this residency program?
Our residents are often selected for clinical pharmacy positions after graduating from our program. Check out the “Our Residents” page for a list of past residents and their post-residency positions.

How many resident positions are available for this program?
Two.

What is the timeline for interviews?
After the application deadline (see our "How to Apply" page), we will conduct brief preliminary phone screenings with eligible candidates in early January. Full interviews with selected candidates will occur in late January and early February. Match results will be available according to the ASHP Match Schedule of Dates.

COVID-19 update: To ensure safety and promote social distancing for everyone involved, interviews for the 2021-2022 residency year will be conducted virtually.