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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Parkview offers a minimum of 52-week American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-accredited PGY1 residency for five residency candidates. Parkview’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program has been an established ASHP-accredited program for 25 years. The 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.

Purpose statement

The purpose of the Parkview Health PGY1 pharmacy residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Residency site

Parkview Regional Medical Center

Parkview Regional Medical Center Residency Site

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 Department of Pharmacy at PRMC provides state of the art comprehensive pharmaceutical care services. The pharmacy practice model includes both clinical pharmacy generalists and clinical pharmacy specialists. The Department of Pharmacy has a strong presence in the inpatient setting and have clinical pharmacists rounding on 20 multidisciplinary health care teams Monday through Friday and 13 multidisciplinary health care teams seven days a week. Multidisciplinary teams include Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Cardiology, Pediatrics, Trauma, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, and Infectious Diseases. Other clinical services include inpatient pharmacokinetic dosing, nutrition support, targeted drug therapy monitoring, antimicrobial stewardship, and more.

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. This individual helps 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. Residents will participate in precepting of APPE pharmacy students. Residents have the option of participating in the Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program. Nearby Manchester University College of Pharmacy offers the opportunity to participate in didactic and laboratory teaching environments.
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 and requirements

Parkview Health pharmacy residents are required to complete a minimum of 52-weeks of practice experience during their residency. No more than one-third of the PGY1 pharmacy residency program may deal with a specific patient disease state and population (e.g., critical care, oncology, cardiology). Residents must spend two thirds (or more) of the program in direct patient care activities. Additional rotation opportunities may be arranged at the residents’ request.

Required learning experiences (4 weeks in length, unless otherwise specified)

  • Adult internal medicine & surgery (6 weeks in length)
  • Cardiology
  • Critical care (6 weeks in length: 4 weeks in Medical Intensive Care Unit, 2 weeks in resident's choice of Cardiovascular or Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Units)
  • Focused internal medicine (1 week in length)
  • Infectious diseases

Required longitudinal rotations

  • Anticoagulation Therapy Unit (one day every other week for six months)
  • Practice management
  • Research
  • Staffing
  • Medication safety

Elective learning experiences (4 weeks in length)

  • Academia
  • Administration
  • Advanced internal medicine
  • Ambulatory cardiology
  • Clinical informatics
  • Drug information
  • Emergency medicine
  • Falls Prevention Clinic (1 day per week for 12 weeks)
  • Investigational drug services
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Neurology
  • Inpatient oncology
  • Ambulatory oncology
  • Population health
  • Primary care clinics
  • Pediatrics & Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Required activities

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support training and certification
  • Process improvement 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
  • Weekend staffing (every third weekend)
  • Holiday staffing (1 major, 1 minor)

Requirements for attendance at professional meetings

  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference
  • Various Parkview-sponsored Symposiums per resident interest

Application requirements

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

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