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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the residency start?

Third Monday of June each year


What teaching opportunities are there for residents?

  • Residents are expected to play an active role in precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students who are scheduled on rotation with them. Beaumont receives students from a number of different Colleges of Pharmacy.
  • There is an opportunity for residents to provide a didactic lecture at the Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.
  • Residents deliver several oral presentations to the pharmacy department staff throughout their learning experiences. These presentations fall into the categories of pharmacy grand rounds, journal clubs, topic discussions, and case presentations.
  • Residents provide an accredited continuing education lecture to Beaumont Health pharmacy employees.
  • Residents interested in teaching can select the academics learning experience as an elective.
  • Residents have the opportunity to participate in a resident Teaching and Learning Certificate Program offered in conjunction with Wayne State University.

What is the staffing requirement?

Residents will have staffing responsibilities every third weekend and two holidays.


What is the licensure policy for PGY1 residents?

 

All residents entering the program should strive to be fully licensed (passing both the NAPLEX and Michigan Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) by their start date. 

Incoming PGY1 residents not fully licensed prior to program start date, and who do not have confirmed examination dates prior to their program start date, must contact the  PGY1 Residency Program Director PRIOR to the residency start date to create a written plan for licensure. Individuals who fail to meet the licensure deadlines will be evaluated by the RPD and the Residency Advisor Committee, as appropriate. Program extension will be considered, and residency training plans may be modified to accommodate licensure delays, including but not limited to, adjustments to staffing, on-call and rotation schedules. Failure to pass a licensing exam after two attempts will be grounds for dismissal. If the resident is not licensed within 90 days after the program start date, the resident will be dismissed from the program.

*program requirements are subject to change at the discretion of the residency program director and advisory committee.


Resident Instructions Post-Match for Obtaining Pharmacist Licensure in Michigan:

General process overview:

Process Overview


Within 1 week of the match results being released:

  • Ask your pharmacy school to submit the “Certificate of Pharmacy Education” form to the NABP as soon as possible
  • Go to the NABP website and create an account and apply for the exams.
  • Schedule your examinations for the earliest date possible (prior to your residency start date). It is expected that incoming residents will drive up to 120 miles (2 hours) to identify a testing center with an available date.
  • Once confirmed, email your exam dates to the PGY1 Residency Program Director.
  • Once you receive your passing scores, apply for the Michigan pharmacist and controlled substance licenses

    Licensure Resources


    Information about Royal Oak, its surrounding area, and links to housing search:

    Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is located in the city of Royal Oak, Michigan. Located in Oakland County, Royal Oak’s close proximity to major freeways make it a convenient place to work and live. Royal Oak has the appeal of a small town with a growing downtown area. Downtown Royal Oak offers a wide variety of specialty shops, restaurants and entertainment. Many affordable options for housing are available in the surrounding areas.

    In addition, Birmingham, Clawson, Troy and Berkley are all located close to the hospital and are other areas to consider in your housing search. 

      Local Attractions

      • Detroit Opera House
      • Detroit Symphony Orchestra- Max M. Fisher Music Center
      • Emagine Theatre- Royal Oak
      • Fox Theatre
      • Detroit Institute of Arts
      • Detroit Zoo
      • The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
      • Royal Oak Arts, Beats and Eats Festival                                            
      • Downtown Birmingham
      • Downtown Royal Oak
      • Somerset Collection                                  
      • Comerica Park- Detroit Tigers and outdoor concerts and events
      • Ford Field- Detroit Lions
      • Little Caesar's Arena- Detroit Pistons, Red Wings, and concerts
      • DTE Energy Music Theater-  Outdoor Concerts
      • Woodward Dream Cruise

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