The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy/Banner – University Medical Center South is a 12-month program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The program was established in 2011.
A pharmacist completing the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program will be well-prepared to provide direct patient care services in an acute, tertiary care facility, pursue advanced training in a PGY2 residency or fellowship, and be prepared for board certification. Upon successful completion of the residency program, a certificate will be awarded to the resident by the college and the hospital.
Number of Positions: 2-3
About the Program:
The program emphasizes clinical practice consisting of eight months of core (required) learning experiences in specific aspects of acute care pharmacy practice and four months of elective opportunities. These core and elective learning experiences will provide the basic foundation for quality clinical practice. In addition, this program enables the resident to learn and apply teaching and research techniques.
The resident will participate in safe, evidence-based, compassionate, and cost-effective patient care. All patient care activities are under the supervision of attending pharmacists and commensurate with the resident’s level of training as determined by the residency program. The resident will communicate effectively with supervising attending pharmacists regarding his/her patient evaluation, interpretation of diagnostic tests, and plan of care and intended therapeutic interventions. Additionally, the resident will provide oral and written consultations focused on improving patient outcomes and enhancing communication with the health care team.
The resident is required to participate in the longitudinal Teaching Certificate (PRSTL) Program, please follow the link for complete information. The resident is also responsible for the development, implementation, and completion of a research project. The objective is to develop the resident's skills in problem identification, investigation, and solution. Each project must be approved by the residency program director. The results will be presented at the Western States Conference for Pharmacy Residents, Fellows, and Preceptors. After completion of data collection and analysis, the resident will be responsible for drafting a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
Weekend Staffing/On-call Responsibilities:
The resident is required to staff every third weekend. Weekend staffing shifts will vary between clinical staffing duties and operational duties. Clinical staffing consists of pharmacokinetic monitoring, anticoagulation monitoring and education, and other duties as deemed necessary. Operational staffing will include the following: performing centralized pharmacy order verification, responding to adult codes, answering drug information questions, and other duties as deemed necessary.
The resident is also responsible for coverage of the transitions of care pager for at least 4 weeks out of the year. The resident will answer medication questions from patients recently discharged from the hospital.
Benefits and Financial Provisions:
The salary for this program is competitive with similar residency programs nationwide. The resident is entitled to all benefits provided to full time University of Arizona appointed personnel. Funds may be provided to help offset travel expenses to selected state and national meetings.
The University of Arizona Residency Programs participates in the ASHP-associated Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for applications and the National Matching Service (NMS) for the residency matching process.
Please submit the REQUIRED documents through the PhORCAS system by the 1st Friday of the year:
• Letter of Intent • Curriculum Vitae • Pharmacy School Transcripts • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
ASHP Code: 81015 NMS Match Code: 165613
On-site interviews for invited applicants will occur in late January through February.
For additional information about the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program, please contact:
The pharmacy residency program at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy was established in 1975. With more than 40 years of experience, the residency program has evolved into one of the largest and most prestigious in the nation. Five University of Arizona residencies, including an international program, account for an average of 30 graduates every year. We encourage you to explore Tucson and consider applying to our competitive program.
The five University of Arizona residency programs include: Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, Banner – University Medical Center South, Northwest Medical Center, College of Pharmacy Medication Management Center, and El Rio Community Health Center.