The PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Princeton Baptist Medical Center (PBMC) is a post-graduate program consisting of 12 months of general training and experience. Its goals, objectives, and evaluation procedures are established to be consistent with the accreditation standards developed by ASHP.
The program allows sufficient flexibility to adapt to the needs and interests of the individual resident yet provides the basic foundation to develop professional practice skills.
The purpose of our PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program is to educate and train pharmacists with the primary emphasis on the development of practice skills in a number of specialized pharmacy practice areas. A pharmacist completing this program will be a competent generalist who can function in multiple roles within a pharmacy system. Upon completion of this program, the resident will be prepared to enter a specialty residency, fellowship program or a clinical practice position.
The Residency Experience
Three residency positions will be offered each year. Each resident will spend at least 5 weeks in each of the required areas. The first five weeks of the residency will be spent orienting and training in pharmacy operations and clinical pharmacy consultation services including nutrition support. There will be a three week December/January block designed to be used for project work.
Required Learning Experiences
Orientation: 5 weeks
Leadership, Administration, and Practice Management: Block rotation plus longitudinal
Internal Medicine: Two, 5 week rotations: Staff Medicine Service* or Hospitalist Medicine Service*
Critical Care: Three, 5 week rotations: Surgical ICU, Cardiac ICU, and Pulmonary Critical Care*
Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences
Clinical Floor Coverage
Leadership, Administration, and Practice Management
Elective Rotations (Three)
- Neuroscience ICU
- Medical ICU
- Emergency Medicine
- Internal Medicine Ambulatory Care Clinic
- Psychiatry Ambulatory Care Clinic
- Nephrology Ambulatory Care Clinic
- Bariatric Ambulatory Care Clinic
- Patient Medication Safety
- Health-System Pharmacy Administration
- Staff Medicine Service*
- Hospitalist Medicine Service*
- Pulmonary Critical Care*
- Cardiology ICU
- Surgical ICU
*Designates a traditional rounding service where you will work with medical residents
At PBMC, residents have the opportunity to hone their skills as a preceptor and teacher of health care professionals. Residents will have the opportunity to co-precept 4th year pharmacy students and be involved in student seminar evaluations. There are also ample opportunities to participate in both didactic and facilitation course work through Auburn University School of Pharmacy. Residents can participate in an ACPE-accredited teaching certificate program.
General Residency Requirements
- Residents participate in the Residency Orientation Program during the first five weeks of residency.
- Residents have an operational service commitment designed to ensure that they gain experience and can function as a pharmacy generalist. To achieve this objective, residents will be scheduled approximately 16 hours per month as an operational pharmacist. This requirement will be met through weekday evening staffing.
- Residents participate in the clinical call program every third weekend.
- Residents complete a service or research project designed to improve the services of the department or to achieve a specific research objective. This project will be presented at the Southeastern Residency Conference.
- Residents prepare and submit a manuscript suitable for publication.
- Residents complete a medication use evaluation to develop an understanding of the medication use process.
- Residents complete various longitudinal drug information projects to understand policy and procedure development.
- Residents prepare and present a seminar presentation at medical noon conference.
- Residents participate in department service documentation activities.
- Residents participate in the recruitment efforts of the department.
- Residents successfully complete the BLS and ACLS curricula.
Salary: $45,000. Major medical insurance, disability insurance, 15 vacation days, 5 professional leave days, and financial support for attendance at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Southeastern Residency Conference.
Qualification of Applicants
Applicants must possess a PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited college or school of pharmacy and must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Alabama. Selected applicants will be required to visit PBMC for an on-site interview.
Applications are currently being accepted and are due by December 30, 2016. All application materials should be submitted via PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application).
Application packets must include all of the following:
- Letter of intent
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three electronic references completed by healthcare professionals who can attest to your practice abilities and aptitudes. Two of your references must be from APPE rotation preceptors. Detailed comments must be provided.
- Official transcripts of all professional pharmacy education.
Download the 2016-2017 Residency Manual