PGY1 Residency Program Overview

Parkview’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is designed to develop the resident into an independent, competent, confident and compassionate practitioner with the ability to provide excellent patient care in a variety of practice environments.  Residents will develop a core skill set in the areas of:

  • Pharmacotherapy evaluation and management
  • Patient interaction
  • Communication
  • Team building
  • Time management

In addition, the program will assist residents in developing their leadership skills to fulfill their practice responsibilities and provide care in a technologically advanced environment.  Throughout the year, residents will work to develop an effective method of self-evaluation. Residents will learn to balance the demands of pharmacy practice, family, and personal growth while staying committed to life-long learning.

A PGY1 Residency at Parkview provides residents:

  • Training in a health system consisting of more than 700 inpatient beds at seven hospitals
  • Majority of training at Parkview Regional Medical Center, a 440-bed private room acute care, Level II adult and pediatric trauma center
  • Pharmacy Department personnel that are committed to education and patient care
  • Sixteen highly trained clinical specialists as preceptors and 24 talented clinical generalists as mentors
  • A wide range of clinical and non-patient care rotations to complete
  • Multiple PGY1 residents each year
  • The ability to share precepting and didactic teaching responsibilities for Doctor of Pharmacy students
  • A year of continual, longitudinal development
  • Experience of an ASHP-accredited program for 22 years

Parkview offers a 12-month American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-accredited PGY1 residency for four residency candidates.  The program starts the Monday closest to July 1 and is completed on June 30 the following year.

Benefits to program residents:

  • The program correlates with the needs of the resident, based on previous experience, pharmacy practice interests and individual aspirations
  • The residency program is divided into individual learning experiences, with approximately the first six weeks devoted to orientation in the operational, clinical and longitudinal services.
  • An individualized development plan is created for each resident and evaluated continually throughout the year.
  • Each resident receives individual attention from the residency program coordinator, as well as supervision on all major residency projects.  These individuals help guide the resident’s professional development throughout the year. This individual attention from the residency coordinator is highly valued within the program. The mentoring relationship is established early in the residency year and continues on a weekly basis for the duration of the program.  The residency coordinator focuses weekly discussions on the resident’s rotation program, project management, residency goals and career planning.

Multiple teaching opportunities exist within the program.  These include:

  • Presentations to the pharmacy staff
  • Participating in the precepting of PharmD students during rotations
  • Didactic teaching and participation in pharmacy practice laboratory sessions at Manchester University College of Pharmacy
  • Participation in the Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program

Program Requirements

PGY1 residents at Parkview will be required to complete a number of longitudinal requirements.

Longitudinal requirements:

  • Complete a selected minor residency project with presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Weekend staffing (every other weekend)
  • Holiday staffing (1 major, 1 minor)
  • Complete a major research project with results presented at Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference and a written manuscript
  • Precept Doctor of Pharmacy students

Requirements regarding attendance at professional meetings:

  • Present at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Present at Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference
  • Attend various Parkview-sponsored Symposiums per resident interest


  • A three-part assessment strategy consisting of preceptors’ evaluations of residents’ performance, residents’ self- evaluations and residents’ evaluations of preceptors and the rotation learning experiences. 
  • Each of Parkview Health’s required focused experiences (internal medicine, cardiology and critical care), required longitudinal experiences (practice management, service and Anticoagulation Therapy Unit) and elective experiences utilize the same assessment strategy.
  • The resident must receive a “passing” evaluation in all required rotations to be eligible to receive the Residency Certificate at the end of the program year.


Health Benefits

  • Coverage includes full-time medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, life and disability insurance.  More information is available during the interview process or by specific request.

General Benefits

  • BLS and ACLS certification
  • Library access
  • Resident office
  • Personal laptop computer
  • Personal wireless telephone for hospital use
  • Mentoring program
  • Free parking
  • Free photocopying
  • Monogrammed lab coat


  • Residents will be given a $1,250 stipend for ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and will have all reasonable expenses reimbursed for the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference.


  • The annual salary for incoming residents is $47,000.

Time Off

  • Residents will receive 12 non-consecutive vacation/sick days.
  • Residents will receive 10 educational leave days.
  • Residents will receive 6 compensation days to account for working every other weekend.
  • PTO and compensation days require prior approval.


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