The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is built on a tradition of excellence in pharmacy services. Providence pharmacy departments in Oregon are leaders in the implementation of progressive pharmacy services. Our program has been accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) since 1994. We have received ASHP “Best Practices in Health System Pharmacy Awards” for our Providence Medical Group multisite collaborative pharmacotherapy clinics and for our antimicrobial stewardship program at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.
The Providence Health & Services Oregon Region PGY1 Residency Program received the Pharmacy Residency Excellence Award from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 2015. The ASHP Foundation presents one award annually, highlighting the achievements of select residency programs and their preceptors, staff and practice sites, which have demonstrated excellence and leadership in the training of pharmacy residents.
The PGY1 program is an integrated health system residency offering learning experiences throughout Providence Health & Services in Portland. Residents apply advance practice-based skills, expand leadership skills, participate in professional organizations and participate in innovative approaches to delivery of care. Beyond direct patient care, residents will have exposure to a variety of pharmacy practice areas, including informatics, medication safety, managed care and various specialty areas.
In addition to the diverse learning experiences offered, residents participate in the Portland-area CityWide Residency Program, allowing residents to meet and learn from more than 65 pharmacy residents from health systems throughout Oregon and southwest Washington. The program’s open, collaborative environment allows residents to share knowledge across organizations. Educational sessions enhance what is learned within individual residency programs. Past topics have included personal and professional leadership, teaching skills, preceptor development, change management, project justification and legislative advocacy.
Our residents also have the opportunity to earn a teaching certificate through the Oregon Pharmacist Teaching Certificate Program, an arrangement between local residency programs, Oregon State University College of Pharmacy, and Pacific University School of Pharmacy.
About The Program
The purpose of the PGY1 Residency Program is to 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 post-graduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
By the end of the program, the resident should be able to:
• Manage and improve the medication-use system, including patient safety and quality-improvement processes • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams • Exercise leadership and practice management skills in an integrated health care model • Demonstrate project management skills to achieve defined outcomes • Provide medication and practice-related education and training
A strength of our program lies in the diversity of learning experiences available, giving residents broad exposure and practice skills in a variety of practice settings including both acute and ambulatory care. While seven positions have a home base at Providence Portland Medical Center and eight positions have a home base at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, all 15 residents are part of a single program. All residents rotate throughout our health system and come together regularly for meetings, conferences and projects. Required staffing generally occurs within the acute care pharmacy departments of either Providence Portland or Providence St. Vincent Medical Centers. Specific rotations are six weeks in length unless otherwise specified.
Internal Medicine Cardiology Critical Care Staffing (longitudinal) Either Primary Care or Ambulatory Geriatrics
Pediatrics/Neonatal Intensive Care Oncology Infectious Disease Emergency Medicine
HIV Pharmacotherapy Clinic Anticoagulation Home Infusion Specialty Pharmacy
Indirect Patient Care
Informatics Managed Care Teaching Certificate Program (in conjunction with Oregon State University and Pacific University)
Primary Care (Direct Patient Care) Anticoagulation (Direct Patient Care) Infectious Disease (Direct Patient Care) Global Health (Direct Patient Care)
Note: Required rotations may also be completed as electives.
Completed applications will only be accepted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) at ashp.org/PhORCAS no later than the application deadline date of January 2, 2020.
Elva Angelique Van Devender, Ph.D., PharmD, BCPS, DPLA Providence Portland Medical Center 4805 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97213 503-215-3950 firstname.lastname@example.org
About Providence Portland Medical Center/ Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Providence is committed to excellence in patient-centered, clinical pharmacy practice and dedicated to developing clinical pharmacists with a set of rich foundational experiences. We offer robust pharmacy residency programs throughout our network of hospitals in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Montana.
Providence Health & Services joined with St. Joseph Health in 2016 to form Providence St. Joseph Health, a unique not-for-profit health and social services system focused on a mission to serve all. As a combined organization, our 119,000-plus caregivers/employees serve in 51 hospitals, more than 800 clinics and a comprehensive range of health and social services.