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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Required Rotations

    • Anticoagulation
    • Cardiology
    • Critical Care Unit
    • Internal Medicine
    • Management
    • Orientation
    • 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.

  • We accept three PGY1 residents each year.

  • 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.

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

  • Our PGY1 residency program starts on June 16, 2023.

  • 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.

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