PGY-1 Residency Program Overview

Residency Program Purpose

The PGY-1 Residency Program at Beaumont Hospital will foster the development of competent and confident pharmacists who are prepared to either enter into challenging practice environments or pursue PGY-2 residency training. As a member of the health care team, residents will be responsible for providing direct patient care to multiple populations. Residents will be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes. They will exercise skill in educating health care professionals, patients and the community on medication related topics. Residents will demonstrate professional maturity by following a personal philosophy of practice, monitoring their own performance, exhibiting commitment to the profession and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication use system. Lastly, residents will possess the knowledge and leadership skills to promote the advancement of the practice of pharmacy.

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak offers a twelve month American Society of Health-System Pharmacists ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Residency for up to six residency candidates. The program starts July 1 and is completed on June 30 the following year.

  • The program strives to meet the needs of the resident based on previous experience, pharmacy practice interests, and individual goals of the candidate.
  • The residency program is divided into one-month experiences, with the first month devoted to orientation to both the operational and clinical services. 
  • An individualized training plan is created for each resident and evaluated continually throughout the year. 
  • A mentoring program matches each resident with a preceptor who helps guide their professional development throughout the year both in terms of goals for the residency as well as individual career planning. 
  • An opportunity is available to assume the chief resident position and related responsibilities.

Multiple teaching opportunities exist within the program including presentations to the pharmacy staff on 4 rotations, playing an active role in precepting PharmD students, option to select the academic rotation as an elective, presentation of a didactic lecture at Wayne State University if desired and optional participation in a Teaching Certificate program offered in conjunction with Wayne State University. 

Our department also offers a 2-year non-traditional PGY-1 residency program (started 2013) to pharmacists who have been employed in our department for a minimum of 1 year. 

Overview of Program Requirements

PGY-1 Residents at Beaumont (Royal Oak) will be required to complete a number of longitudinal requirements. 

Longitudinal Requirements:

  • Present at the Department's Tuesday / Thursday Education Conference and Pharmacy Grand Rounds
  • Weekend staffing requirements (every third weekend)
  • Holidays (1 major; 1 minor)
  • Complete a research project, present results in poster format at ASHP Clinical Midyear Meeting and UHC regional residency conference and write the manuscript
  • Document all patient care interventions
  • Provide a continuing education lecture to pharmacy staff
  • Precept Doctor of Pharmacy students
  • Complete article for publication or participate in the Wayne State University Teaching Certificate Program
  • Participation in leadership curriculum

Professional Meeting Attendance Requirements:


  • Eight overall program outcomes and 30 goals which are evaluated throughout the year. A number of program goals are evaluated on each rotation.
  • A summative evaluation is provided from the preceptor at the end of each rotation.  Residents maintain a grid of their  progress towards accomplishing program goals throughout the year. 
  • Quarterly evaluation focuses on the longitudinal goals of the program as well as consensus feedback from their rotation preceptors during that quarter. 
  • Completion of program goals and all longitudinal requirements is required to be eligible for a Residency Certificate at the end of the program year. 


Health Benefits

  • Coverage includes medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, life and disability insurance.

General Benefits

  • Library access
  • Photocopying
  • Resident office
  • Personal computer 
  • Pharmacy Continuing Education
  • Free parking
  • Mentoring Program


  • Residents will have all reasonable expenses reimbursed for the Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting.


  • The anticipated salary for incoming residents in July 2014 is $22.36/hour which translates into approximately $46,500/year.

Time Off

  • Residents will accrue approximately 24 days of combined time off (CTO) throughout the year. A portion of this CTO will be used for attendance at professional meetings. Residents can take 2 weeks of vacation throughout the year however no more than 3 days per any one rotation can be taken. Vacation time requires prior approval and must be taken before June 15th. CTO time cannot be used for weekend staffing shifts.