Overview: St Joseph Medical Center PGY-1 in an Ambulatory Setting

Required rotations (First half of year)

Residency Orientation/Anticoagulation 4 weeks
Primary Care - Introduction 4 weeks
Heart Failure 4 weeks
Oncology 4 weeks
Hospice 4 weeks
Practice Management 3 weeks
Community Pharmacy 2 weeks
Acute Care (ID/ED/IM) 6 weeks

Required rotations (Second half of year - 17 weeks)

Primary Care - Longitudinal 2 - 3 days per week
Population Health 1 day every 2 weeks
Advanced Elective (Heart Failure or Oncology) 1 day per week

Required Rotations (Continuous)

Formulary Management, Precepting, Residency Project
Staffing Anticoagulation Clinic 2 weekdays per month
Staffing Hospice 2 weekend days per month

Elective Rotations (Second half of year) - Choose one

Advanced Heart Failure or Advanced Oncology 1 day per week for 17 weeks

Required longitudinal experience – residency project and staffing

Residents conduct a project aimed at identifying, organizing, and solving a clinical or management-related problem or developing a new program with emphasis in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy. This project will be presented at the Western States Conference for Pharmacy Residents, Fellows, and Preceptors. The resident will be encouraged to submit the project for publication and present at state or national pharmacy meetings.

Residents will be assigned to an Anticoagulation Clinic and Hospice Pharmacy within the health system for further experiential development through staffing opportunities.

Stipend and benefits

Benefits include 30 days of Paid Time Off (PTO), medical, dental and life insurance for residents and dependents. Paid educational leave and a travel allowance are available to support attendance at state and national meetings. The current stipend is $60,133 annually/$28.91 per hour..

Residency project - continuous

Residents conduct a project aimed at identifying, organizing and solving a clinical or management related problem that aligns with the organizations’ strategic initiatives and focus. This often leads to protocol/guideline development or new roles for pharmacists. This project will be presented at the Western States Conference for Pharmacy Residents, Fellows and Preceptors. The resident will be encouraged to submit the project for publication and present at state or national pharmacy meetings.

Additional required longitudinal experiences - continuous

Longitudinal experiences will occur throughout the residency year and encompass activities such as performing Drug Utilization Evaluations, presenting recommendations to Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees, student precepting, and creating a monthly newsletter directed to all Virginia Mason Franciscan Health clinical staff. Residents will also be directly involved in the education of providers, nurses, and the care team.

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