PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education 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. It is a 12-month full-time directed training program that builds upon knowledge, skills, and abilities gained from an accredited professional pharmacy degree program. It enhances general competencies in managing medication-use systems and supports optimal medication therapy outcomes for patients with a broad range of disease states. Residents are provided with the opportunity to accelerate their growth beyond the entry-level professional competency in patient-centered care and pharmacy operational services.
Outcome Competencies: • Managing and improving the medication use process • Providing evidence-based, patient centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams • Exercising leadership and practice management • Demonstrating project management skills • Providing medication and practice-related education/training • Utilizing medical informatics Objectives of the PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program: • Function as a highly competent pharmacy generalist who can function in multiple roles within a pharmacy system • Participate in medication use evaluation and drug policy development • Evaluate a patient’s medical record and medication profile and obtain information needed to make pharmaceutical care assessments • Effectively communicate in both verbal and written modalities to patients and other health care professionals • Develop educational tools designed to optimize patient understanding and medication use • Enhance communication skills through continuing education program presentations In addition, the resident will complete the following: • Research Project - Background preparation, protocol design, data collection, and analysis of data - Written manuscript suitable for submission to a professional journal - Presentation at the Eastern States Residency Conference • Drug monograph/drug information project(s) • Pharmacy in-services and continuing education lectures • At least one lecture in therapeutics at University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy
Be a citizen of the United States
Have received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy
Have/obtain a current license to practice as a registered pharmacist in any state
Application Requirements – All documents should be submitted to PHORCAS by assigned date
Residency application form
Letter of intent describing goals/reasons for pursuing advanced residency training in pharmacy, ambulatory care pharmacy, or psychiatric pharmacy