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Overview: St. Anne Pharmacy Residency

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

16251 Sylvester Road Southwest, Burien, WA 98166
Match Code: 161013

Residency year 2024-2025
Application due date: January 2, 2024

To apply for the 2024-2025 residency year, access the PhORCAS application portal, create an account and register with the ASHP Resident Matching Program. Select Virginia Mason Franciscan Health – St. Anne Hospital, Burien, Washington using Match Code: 161013.

Residency contacts

Residency Program Director: Loan Diga, PharmD, BCPS
[email protected]

Residency Program Coordinator: Audrey Timpe, PharmD, BCPS
[email protected]

Current residents

Felecity Estrella, PharmD
[email protected]

Stephanie Vo, PharmD
[email protected]

Residency program overview

The Virginia Mason Franciscan Health – St. Anne Hospital pharmacy residency is a PGY1 program fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Our mission is to develop competent, confident pharmacy practitioners who will function effectively in various health environments, while developing skills in pharmacy practice management.

Clinical learning experiences assist the residents to expand their knowledge of therapeutics and aid in the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Leadership and professionalism will be strengthened through the practice management component of the residency program. The residency experience is tailored by the resident development plan to help the resident achieve individual career goals. A variety of opportunities will be afforded to the resident in direct patient care, precepting, education, and management experiences.

Pharmacists completing this program will function as independent patient-focused practitioners who are able to provide care in multiple environments across the pharmacy practice continuum. As integral members of the health care team, residents work to achieve optimal drug therapy outcomes for their patients. They will display leadership and professionalism in all aspects of their practice and function as effective communicators and educators.

Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent and confident practitioners who will be prepared for a variety of endeavors, including:

  • An immediate position as an inpatient clinical pharmacist
  • Extension of residency training as a PGY2 in areas such as oncology, critical care, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, or management

Required rotations

Residents participate in eight required rotations with the opportunity for further experiences based on individual background and interests.

Orientation 4 weeks
Ambulatory 4 weeks
Medicine 6 weeks
Emergency Services 6 weeks
Critical Care 6 weeks
Management 6 weeks
Oncology 6 weeks
Palliative Care 2 weeks
Psychiatry 2 weeks
Transitions of Care 2 weeks
ID Longitudinal
Project Longitudinal
Staffing Longitudinal

Elective rotations

Elective rotations are direct or non-direct patient care specialty rotations, some of which may be completed off-site. Additionally, residents have the opportunity to propose and create alternate rotations based on clinical interests.

  • Advanced Infectious Diseases
  • Advanced Emergency Services
  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Advanced Oncology
  • Teaching at University of Washington


Benefits include comprehensive medical/dental insurance, as well as life insurance for residents and dependents. Residents have annual and sick leave accrual along with paid time for seven recognized holidays. Paid educational leave and a travel allowance are available to support attendance at state, regional and national meetings.

Residency project - continuous

Residents conduct a project aimed at identifying, organizing and solving a clinical or management-related problem, which can lead to the development of a new pharmacy service. 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.

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, pharmacist interns and pharmacy technicians.

South Sound Living

Burien rests in the heart of the Puget Sound, halfway between Seattle and Tacoma. St. Anne Hospital is the nearest hospital to Sea-Tac airport, servicing many travelling patients. With Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Mountains to the east and the Olympic Mountains to the northwest, Burien is a great place to enjoy the majesty of the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle-Tacoma region offers beautiful hikes, boating and fishing opportunities, local breweries and wineries, major league sports, museums, theater, wonderful restaurants, a symphony orchestra, skiing, camping, biking and much more!