Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is your program structured?

    Required Rotations

    • Anticoagulation
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • Internal Medicine
    • Medication Safety
    • Pharmacy Operations
    • Primary Care
    • Progressive Care
    • Renal Transplant (acute and ambulatory)

    Longitudinal Rotations

    Project management: Each resident is expected to complete at least two major projects in conjunction with department and/or medical center priorities. Projects will be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, regional residency conference, and local meetings.

    Leadership: The program provides ample opportunity for professional development, leadership and management training.

    Medication Safety: Residents will be engaged in various activities (longitudinal, concentrated or rotation) that support the organization's commitment to putting the patient first and to delivering the best possible care.

    Teaching Experience: Residents serve as preceptors for pharmacy students, provide monthly education sessions for staff, and have the opportunity to provide in-services.

    Staffing: Residents are required to staff every other weekend. Residents are required to staff some holidays.

  • How many PGY1 residents do you accept?

    We accept two PGY1 residents each year.

  • Where do you work?

    Our residents have their own shared office space next to the central pharmacy and clinical office area. Each resident has his or her own personal workspace computer with dual screens.

  • What is the staffing requirement?

    Each PGY1 resident will staff every other weekend and one major and minor holiday.

  • When does the 2022-2023 PGY1 residency program start?

    Our PGY1 residency program starts on June 20, 2022.

  • What teaching opportunities are available for residents?

    As a teaching facility, residents will have the opportunity to serve as a preceptor for APPE, IPPE, and University of Washington P1 and P2 pharmacy students throughout the year.

    Residents have the option of enrolling in the ASHP Teaching Certificate.

  • Do residents only work at the downtown Seattle location?

    No, for certain ambulatory care rotations, residents will travel to other Virginia Mason regional medical centers.