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Purpose

The purpose of the PGY-1 pharmacy residency program is to build upon PharmD education and outcomes by contributing to the development of clinical pharmacists who are 1) responsible for pharmacotherapeutic care of patients with a wide range of conditions, 2) eligible for board certification, and 3) strong candidates for acceptance to PGY-2 residency programs.

The PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn (BH-D) is a 12-month program accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) designed to prepare the resident for independent practice in a clinical environment. The resident will acquire an extensive skillset and sophisticated clinical experience that will allow for the provision of advanced pharmaceutical care in a wide variety of disease states. Graduates of the residency program will have the ability to practice and teach effectively in multiple settings.

The pharmacy resident will have the opportunity to collaborate with clinical pharmacy specialists, pharmacists, and Wayne State University (WSU) faculty to build upon and gain knowledge in a wide variety of areas and with patients at a variety of levels of care. The PGY-1 residency program will be tailored to the needs of the resident based on previous clinical experience and future interests.


The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency program at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn will give you: 

  • Beaumont Hospital of Dearborn also earned “high-performing” ratings in the following categories: Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, COPD, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Kidney Failure, Knee Replacement, Orthopedics, Pneumonia and Stroke.
  • Training in a 632-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level II trauma center and a primary stroke center, ranked hospital #11 in Metro Detroit and #17 by the U.S. News & World Report 2022-23
  • Learning experiences in both clinical and non-patient care areas 
  • Unique longitudinal ambulatory care learning experiences
  • Precepting opportunities for students in Doctor of Pharmacy programs
  • Participation in the Leadership Development Program with pharmacy residents from other Beaumont Health locations
  • Participation in the Research Development Program with pharmacy residents from other Beaumont Health locations
  • Participation in the Beaumont Hospital of Dearborn annual graduate medical education research day
  • Teaching certificate through Wayne State University’s Post Graduate Pharmacy Teaching and Learning Curriculum
  • Year-long support from an advisor  to ensure goals are being met throughout the residency year

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