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

Video Overview: PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program (University of Maryland Medical Center)

This four-minute video provides a detailed overview of the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program available through a partnership between the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and the University of Maryland Medical Center, and includes information about what residents can expect to learn during their time in the program.

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. An individualized schedule including required and elective 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:

Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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 postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Learning Experiences:

The residency program consists of 8 months of core experiences, 3 elective experiences and 1 month of project time.  Longitudinal experiences are also required.

Core Rotation Experience

Orientation 1 month
Adult internal medicine 1 1 month
Adult internal medicine 2 1 month

Cardiology

  • Advanced Heart Failure Service OR
  • Primary Cardiology Service
1 month
Medical Intensive Care Unit 1 month
Critical Care 2 (see below for offerings) 1 month
Health System Administration 1 month
Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship 1 month
Precepting 5 weeks (incorporated into clinical rotation)
Anticoagulation Clinic 3 months (1 day per week)

Ambulatory Clinic (Choose from one of the following)

  • HIV Clinic
  • Ventricular Assist Device Clinic
  • Heart Transplant Clinic
  • Pediatrics
  • Kidney and Pancreatic Transplant Clinic
  • Transitional Care Clinic (C3 Clinic)
3 months (1 day per week)

 Required Longitudinal Experience

Staffing

Every 3rd weekend (15 weekends)

Anticoagulation Consult Service

Rotational

(5 days per rotation, ~4 times per year)
Drug Information/Pharmacokinetic Consult Service

Rotational

(5 days per rotation, ~4 times per year)
Pharmacy Emergency Response Team

Rotational

(5 days per rotation, ~15 times per year)

*Elective Rotational Experience (3 experiences)

Critical Care

  • Cardiac Surgery ICU
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Surgical ICU
  • Trauma
1 month
Emergency Medicine 1 month
Medication Safety 1 month
Hematologic Malignancies 1 month
Medical Oncology 1 month
Pain/Palliative Medicine 1 month

Pediatrics:

  • General Pediatrics
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Pediatric Subspecialty
1 month
Toxicology 1 month
Transitions of Care 1 month
Transplant Surgery 1 month
Internal Medicine – Transplant 1 month

*Any of the core rotation experience can be repeated as elective

Projects:

Educational Opportunities

  • Monthly case conference
  • Monthly pharmacy literature update

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 (requirement waived if completed a pass/fail curriculum). The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree and eligibility for 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. The application deadline for PhORCAS submission is January 1.

A supplemental application is also required in conjunction with the PhORCAS application.  The application will take less than 30 minutes to complete.  An e-mail with the information will be sent the day after application deadline (January 2) and applicants will have 14 days to complete the supplemental application.

For international candidates, please contact Sandeep Devabhakthuni, Director of Post-Graduate Training, at umresfelprogram@rx.umaryland.edu for more information.

Program Director:

Siu Yan Amy Yeung, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Medical Intensive Care Unit
University of Maryland Medical Center
Pharmacy Services, Suite 400
29 South Greene Street
Baltimore MD 21201
Email: syeung@umm.edu

Program Coordinator:

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