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Pharmacy Residency Program

The Deaconess Hospital, Inc. Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Residency is a hospital-based, one-year residency program with two positions for Pharmacy postgraduates. Upon completion of the Deaconess Hospital, Inc. Pharmacy Residency, the residents will be prepared to practice as a clinical pharmacist in a variety of settings, to complete a PGY2 Pharmacy Residency, or to obtain a position as faculty in a college of pharmacy.  

PGY1 Program Purpose: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on pharmacy 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

Graduates of our program will be prepared to:
  • Manage and improve the medication-use process
  • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams
  • Exercise leadership and practice management skills
  • Demonstrate project management skills
  • Provide medication and practice-related education/training to health care professionals, students and patients
  • Continually monitor and improve performance through ongoing self-evaluation   
ASHP Accreditation 
In July 2006, the Deaconess Health System PGY1 Pharmacy Residency received accreditation from American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). At the last reaccreditation survey, Deaconess Hospital, Inc. PGY1 Residency program received the maximum accreditation of 8 years. 
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