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Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program

About Us

The pharmacy residency program at Virginia Mason, an integrated health care system, is an accredited PGY1 program with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).


PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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.

Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent and confident practitioners in multiple health care environments and across the continuum of patient-centered care in an integrated health-system. Program graduates will be prepared to enter clinical practice. These pharmacists will exercise skill in educating other health care professionals and patients on medication related topics. The residents will develop their presentation and teaching/preceptor skills. They will perform needs assessment and display problem solving skills for developing and evaluating programs. As practicing pharmacists, they will demonstrate maturity by following a personal philosophy of practice, monitoring their own performance, possessing leadership skills and exhibiting commitment to the profession. Our residents will ensure informatics and technology will be used to improve patient care processes.

Message from the Residency Program Director

“As the PGY-1 Residency Director, my goal is for each resident to finish their residency feeling accomplished and confident as a clinician. We want our residents to be able to work in a variety of settings, knowing they have a strong foundation and an ability to be flexible and adaptable as our health care system evolves.”

Lisa Chamberlain, PharmD, BCCCP
Residency Program Director
Virginia Mason
925 Seneca St. M.S. H3-PI
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-583-6011
Fax: 206-223-7653

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Lisa Chamberlain, PharmD, BCCCP

Program Benefits

Benefits include paid time away to be used for vacation and holidays, in addition to available time off for sick leave, as well as medical, dental and life insurance benefits for residents and dependents. Paid educational leave and a travel allowance are available to support attendance at state, regional and national meetings. Additional benefits include paid membership to ASHP, reduced-cost public transportation pass, retirement savings options, and a resident-specific wellness and resiliency program.