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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, clinical and operational 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 Teaching Certificate Program
  • Chief resident and other chair positions available
  • Early commit option for PGY2 resident positions in ambulatory care, critical care, infectious diseases
    • A PGY2 position in emergency medicine and PGY1/PGY2 HSPAL combined program are also available through the traditional match process
  • Longitudinal leadership development program
  • Research training program
  • In house on-call program

Overview of Program Requirements

The 54 weeklong 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

  • Participate in residency recruitment activities
  • Present at department educational conference
  • Deliver pharmacy grand rounds or a formal in-service
  • Develop and deliver one-hour accredited continuing education presentation
  • Complete a medication utilization evaluation (MUE) research project
    • Present MUE results in poster format at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • Present research project results as a platform presentation at a regional residency conference
  • Develop manuscript for MUE research project suitable for publication submission
  • Weekend staffing (every 3rd weekend and two holidays)
  • Complete on-call program requirements
  • Precept Doctor of Pharmacy students
  • Participate in Leadership Development Program
  • Optional: Participate in Wayne State University Teaching and Learning Certificate Program

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

Professional Meeting Attendance Requirements

  • Attend the Michigan Society of Health System Pharmacists Annual Meeting
  • Present at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Present at a regional pharmacy residency conference

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