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PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency

Parkview offers a minimum of 52-week PGY1 community-based residency.  This is a new program with anticipated accreditation.  Once accreditation is achieved, all past residents will be considered to have completed an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-accredited PGY1 residency.

This PGY1 residency program builds upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills and abilities to practice in a wide variety of outpatient settings with diverse populations or to pursue a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency.  The Parkview team is committed to providing the residents with a variety of patient care experiences that will allow them to become leaders in their practice who will be able to create change and advance patient care services. 

As part of a health system, the resident has the opportunity to work in a unique hospital outpatient pharmacy that facilitates transitions of care, focuses on co-workers as a patient population and serves a variety of outpatient clinics, including specialty physician practices. Residents can customize their schedule to meet their goals while also being provided a core set of experiences to become well-rounded practitioners.

Purpose statement

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.

Residency site

The resident will practice within the main campus (Parkview Regional Medical Center) with opportunities to practice in local physician clinics in the region.

PPG Inverness

Parkview Regional Medical Center and Medical Park 11 Outpatient Pharmacy

Located on an expanded north Fort Wayne campus, Parkview Regional Medical Center (PRMC) provides medical services to patients in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. PRMC provides over 550 private acute care rooms. The facility is a level II adult and pediatric trauma center, an accredited pain center and a certified primary stroke center. PRMC also features specialty centers for orthopedics, women's and children's health, cancer and cardiovascular care.

The Parkview Medical Park 11 Outpatient Pharmacy is a health-system pharmacy that functions beyond a standard retail pharmacy. The pharmacy works with a variety of stakeholders to provide care to all who visit our pharmacy. The pharmacy offers a “Meds to Beds” service to various parts of the campus. The pharmacy works with the Parkview health plan to maximize patient experience and keep plan costs low. Additionally, our outpatient pharmacy fulfills the mission of Parkview by working with others to serve under-insured patients. We work with cancer services, medication assistance programs, and provide medications for mission trips and the local children’s zoo.

PPG Inverness

Parkview Physicians Group

Parkview Physicians Group (PPG) includes over 900 providers in more than 40 specialties and 100 locations throughout northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. Currently, Parkview pharmacists practice in a number of specialties including primary care, with a focus on diabetes, and participate in several multidisciplinary clinics, including cardiology and transitions of care.

Comprehensive Medication Management Clinic (CMMC)

Parkview’s CMMC formerly known as the Anticoagulation Therapy Unit (ATU) has provided anticoagulation management to the northeast Indiana region for nearly 30 years. Established in 1995, the various clinics serve over 3,300 patients annually for anticoagulation education and management. The ATU also has a patient self-testing program, where patients can receive a meter and test strips through Parkview’s ATU with warfarin management by our highly-trained pharmacists.

Parkview Heart Institute Residency Site

Parkview Heart Institute

As the region’s only dedicated heart hospital, Parkview Heart Institute is focused on prevention, early detection and treatment of heart disease. Specialized cardiac ICU, acute care and accredited congestive heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation centers are all together in one location. Outpatient specialty clinics support patients with vascular, valve, hypertension, lipid and genetics-related heart conditions. Pharmacists are integrated in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings, with a focus on heart failure, hypertension, and lipids in the ambulatory clinics.

Salary and benefits
  • 16 days paid time off (vacation, illness, holidays, etc.)
  • 12 paid educational days off
  • 2 days volunteer/mental health paid time off per calendar year
  • $1,250 stipend for approved expenses at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • All approved expenses reimbursed for the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference
Program structure & requirements

Parkview’s PGY1 Community-based residency is designed to develop the resident into an independent, competent, confident and compassionate practitioner with the ability to provide excellent patient care in the community setting.

Residents will develop a core skill set in the areas of:

  • Community Practice
  • Patient interaction
  • Communication
  • Time management
  • Leadership

Throughout the year, residents will work to develop an effective method of self-evaluation and student precepting skills. Residents will learn to balance the demands of pharmacy practice, family, and personal growth while staying committed to life-long learning.

Parkview Health pharmacy residents are required to complete 52 weeks of practice experience during their residency. Additional rotation opportunities may be arranged at the residents’ request.

Required learning experiences

  • Orientation (4 weeks)
  • Anticoagulation (4 weeks)
  • Population Health (4 weeks)
  • Specialty Pharmacy (4 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Endocrinology (4 weeks)
  • Community Pharmacy Practice (longitudinal)
  • Comprehensive Medication Management Clinic, focused on anticoagulation (longitudinal)
  • Employee Health Plan (longitudinal)
  • Practice Management/Leadership (longitudinal)

Elective learning experiences (6 weeks in length unless otherwise noted)

  • Diabetes
  • Ambulatory Cardiology
  • Multispecialty Clinics (8 weeks)
  • Primary Care Clinic
  • Ambulatory Oncology (10 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Gastroenterology
  • Administration
  • Teaching Certificate (highly recommended, year-long)

Required activities

  • Minor residency project with poster presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Major research project with results presented at Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference and a written manuscript
  • Outpatient pharmacy staffing
    • Up to three 8-hour shifts per month (on a Saturday or weekday)
    • One minor holiday
    • Winter break (5 days) and spring break (5 days)

Attendance at professional meetings

  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting (required)
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference (required)
  • Various Parkview-sponsored symposiums (per resident interest)

Application information

Residency candidates must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and be eligible for pharmacist licensure in Indiana. Candidates must have successfully completed an ASHP accredited or candidate-status PGY-1 Residency. Parkview Health PGY1 residents will be provided the opportunity to early-commit to the PGY2 programs. Candidates must also register for the Matching Program and have a National Matching Services (NMS) applicant number.

Application requirements

  • Application deadline: Friday, January 5, 2024
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • Three letters of recommendation via PhORCAS Electronic Reference Form
  • Transcripts from college of pharmacy
  • Start date: Monday, June 24, 2024

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