PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency with an Emphasis in Hospital Care

Pharmacists completing this PGY-1 pharmacy residency will be able to provide proficient and confident direct patient care in multiple patient environments.

This ASHP-accredited residency program is based at the University of Maryland Medical Center, an academic-based, tertiary care center. The size and diversity of the institution allow for a variety of clinical opportunities based on the resident's goals, interests, and experience. The residency partners with the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy to provide opportunities for didactic teaching and for precepting pharmacy students. Required learning experiences in acute care, ambulatory care, drug information, and health system administration will be designed in order to meet the outcomes of the residency program and the individual needs and interests of the resident.

Practitioners will be accountable for promoting safe and effective drug usage and achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as vital members of the health care team. They will exercise skill in educating other health care professionals, patients, and the community on drug therapy-related topics, and will possess skill in conducting pharmacy practice-related research. They will also demonstrate professional maturity by developing and following a personal philosophy of practice and exhibiting commitment to the profession.

Purpose:

Pharmacists completing this pharmacy residency will be able to provide proficient and confident direct patient care in multiple patient environments. Residents completing the program are well suited for general clinical pharmacy positions or continued training in a specialty area.

Required Core Experiences:

  • Orientation
  • Adult Internal Medicine (2 months)
  • Ambulatory Care (2 clinics; longitudinal)
  • Anticoagulation Consult Service
  • Cardiology (1 month; acute heart failure or primary cardiology service)
  • Critical Care (1 month Medical Intensive Care; 1 month elective)
  • Drug Information/Pharmacokinetic Consult Service
  • Health System Administration (1 month)
  • Weekend Practice Coverage (every third weekend)

Elective Experiences:

  • Cardiac Surgery ICU
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • HIV Service
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Kidney/Pancreas Transplant
  • Medical Oncology
  • Pediatrics (general pediatrics, pediatric ICU)
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgical ICU
  • Trauma

Ambulatory Care Clinics:

  • Adolescent/Pediatric
  • Anticoagulation
  • Adult HIV
  • Diabetes Management
  • Patient Centered Medical Home

Projects:

  • One clinical research project
  • One medication usage evaluation
  • One pharmacotherapy grand rounds presentation
  • One residency class community service project

Teaching:

The resident receives an appointment as clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. This experience allows the resident to build precepting skills with pharmacy students on clinical rotations and in the classroom setting. Residents will be required to teach ten hours each semester.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of this ASHP-accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency, the pharmacist will:

  • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management for diverse patient populations in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams.
  • Design, conduct and evaluate investigations of pharmacy practice-related issues.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, leadership and practice management skills in all aspects of practice.
  • Educate patients and health care providers on effective and safe drug use.

Number of Available Positions: 4

Qualifications: The resident must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (class rank must be submitted if pass/fail). The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree and Maryland Pharmacy licensure are required.

Application Process:

Applications for this program will only be accepted through PhORCAS and should include the letter of intent, curriculum vitae, transcripts from the school or college of pharmacy attended and 3 references. Reference writers should use the standard reference template in PhORCAS. No other supplemental materials are needed.

The application deadline is January 1.

Program Director:

Brian Grover, PharmD, BCPS
Director, PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program
University of Maryland Medical Center
Pharmacy Services, Suite 400
29 South Greene Street
Baltimore MD 21201
Email: bgrover@umm.edu

Program Coordinator:

Michael Armahizer, PharmD, BCPS
University of Maryland Medical Center
Pharmacy Services, Suite 400
29 South Greene Street
Baltimore MD 21201
Email: michaelarmahizer@umm.edu