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Program Overview

Residency Program Purpose

The purpose of the ASHP-accredited Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency 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.

The PGY1 Residency Program at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak will foster the development of competent and confident pharmacists. As a member of the health care team, residents will be responsible for providing direct patient care to multiple populations and 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 solve practice-related problems in a time sensitive manner through critical thinking skills. 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 and conference, recruitment, and social chair positions available
  • Early commit option for PGY2 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 eleven one-month experiences following a six-week orientation dedicated to operational areas and clinical services.  Refer to the "Rotations" section for required, selective, and elective learning experiences. PGY1 Residents at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak are also required to complete a number of longitudinal requirements. 

Longitudinal Requirements

  • Present at department educational conference and Pharmacy Grand Rounds
  • Complete a medication utilization evaluation and present results in poster format at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Vizient University Health System Consortium Pharmacy Network Meeting
  • Complete residency research project and present results as a platform presentation at a regional residency conference
  • Develop final manuscript for residency project
  • Develop and deliver one-hour ACPE accredited continuing education presentation
  • Weekend staffing (every 3rd weekend and two holidays)
  • Complete on-call program requirements
  • Precept Doctor of Pharmacy students
  • Participate in residency recruitment activities
  • Participate in Wayne State University Teaching and Learning Certificate Program or complete an article for publication
  • Participate in Leadership Development Program 

Professional Meeting Attendance Requirements

  • Attend the Michigan Society of Health System Pharmacists Annual Meeting
  • Present at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Vizient University Health System Consortium Pharmacy Network Meeting
  • Present at the Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference

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