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. 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:

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.

Required Core Experiences:

  • Orientation (1 month)
  • Adult Internal Medicine (2 months)
  • Ambulatory Care (2 clinics; 3 months each)
  • Anticoagulation Consult Service (longitudinal)
  • Cardiology (1 month; advanced heart failure or primary cardiology service)
  • Critical Care (1 month Medical Intensive Care; 1 month elective)
  • Drug Information/Pharmacokinetic Consult Service (longitudinal)
  • Health System Administration (1 month)
  • Infectious Diseases (1 month)
  • Pharmacy Medical Emergency Response Team (longitudinal)
  • Weekend Practice Coverage (every third weekend)

Elective Experiences:

  • Advance Heart Failure Service
  • Cardiac Surgery ICU
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine - Transplant
  • Kidney/Liver/Pancreas Transplant
  • Medical Oncology
  • Medication Safety
  • Trauma Critical Care
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Pain and Palliative Care
  • Pediatrics (General Pediatrics, Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU)
  • Surgical ICU
  • Toxicology

Ambulatory Care Clinics:

  • Adolescent/Pediatric
  • Anticoagulation (Required)
  • Adult HIV
  • P3 eHealth Center
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Transitions of Care

Projects:

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

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 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. 

A supplemental application is also required which 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.

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

Site Director:

Siu Yan Amy Yeung, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Director, PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program
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
University of Maryland Medical Center
Pharmacy Services, Suite 400
29 South Greene Street
Baltimore MD 21201
Email: michaelarmahizer@umm.edu