Professional Education

Pharmacy Residency Programs

Program Overview

Residency Program Purpose

The ASHP-accredited 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 and be eligible for board certification. 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.

Program Structure

  • core structure: individualized learning experiences, weekend staffing and longitudinal requirements
  • individualized resident development plan to accomplish both program and resident-identified goals

Program Highlights

  • advisor program where each resident selects an advisor for the year
  • opportunity to participate in a University Teaching Certificate Program
  • chief resident position available
  • early commit for PGY-2 resident positions in ambulatory care, critical care, infectious diseases and practice management
  • longitudinal leadership development program
  • research training program for pharmacists

Overview of Program Requirements

The residency program is divided into one-month experiences, with the first month devoted to orientation to both the operational areas and clinical services.  Refer to the "Rotations" section for required learning experiences.  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
  • complete a medication use evaluation
  • 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

  • attend the Michigan Society of Health System Pharmacists Annual Meeting
  • present at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and United Healthcare Consortium
  • present at the Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference

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