Our 12-month, ASHP-accredited PGY1 community residency has been training pharmacy residents since 1990. The program is housed in an outpatient clinic that embraces the patient-centered medical home model of care, which allows residents to become integral members of the clinical care team. Our structure takes advantage of a wide array of longitudinal learning experiences available through both the community pharmacy and outpatient clinic settings to provide direct patient care.
Graduates of this program gain experience managing chronic disease states under collaborative drug therapy agreements; gain insight on developing, innovating, and sustaining patient care programs and learn first-hand how to effectively work as part of a multidisciplinary, patient-centered health care team. Upon completion of the program, residents have the skills needed to succeed in a career in ambulatory care or innovative outpatient pharmacy practice.
Where we practice
Our PGY1 community residency program is located in Providence Medical Building (PMB) Monroe in Monroe, Washington. PMB Monroe serves rural Snohomish County and contains a primary care clinic with both family and internal medicine, pediatrics, a walk-in clinic, a variety of specialty services, an integrated dispensing pharmacy (Credena Health Pharmacy Monroe), and the pharmacist-run Medication & Anticoagulation Clinic. Clinical pharmacists utilize collaborative practice agreements to provide a multitude of clinical services, including, but not limited to, anticoagulation management, diabetes management, immunizations and medication refill authorizations.
Providence Pharmacy Monroe shares a close relationship with Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and is part of Providence St. Joseph Health, which operates over 50 hospitals and over 800 clinics across the western United States.
A longitudinal, patient care-focused experience
Residents spend the majority of their time performing direct ambulatory care services in the clinic, side-by-side with other care providers. As opposed to traditional time-limited experiential rotations, all of our learning experiences are longitudinal and continue throughout the course of the year. This unique design helps residents build the skills and proficiency that are essential to becoming effective clinical pharmacists in both ambulatory care and community practice settings.
Our residents are exposed to the vast array of clinical topics and experiences that arise in primary care. While each day will differ, all focused learning experiences are incorporated each week throughout the course of the program.
Residents staff the dispensing pharmacy, the refill authorization service, as well as in the Medication & Anticoagulation Clinic, where pharmacists are responsible for managing medications for anticoagulation, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and depression.
Teaching is a large component of our program and residents are highly involved in precepting pharmacy students and educating patients, pharmacists, providers and clinic staff. Residents also have the opportunity to complete a teaching certificate through the University of Washington School of Pharmacy.
Residents build leadership skills and gain insight into management and administrative duties in the pharmacy department and Providence Medical Group clinics. In addition, the research project allows residents to take ownership of the development and quality improvement of a clinical service while honing their written and verbal communication skills.
While building skills and gaining autonomy through diverse experiences, residents have the support and mentorship of our team of dedicated clinical preceptors.
Focused Learning Experiences
Teaching and Education
Leadership and Management
Elective Learning Experiences
Completed applications will only be accepted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) at ashp.org/PhORCAS no later than the application deadline date of January 4, 2020.
Shaelah Easterday, PharmD Residency Program Director Providence Pharmacy Monroe 19200 N. Kelsey St. Monroe, WA 98272 360-794-5555 firstname.lastname@example.org
About Providence Pharmacy Monroe
Providence is committed to excellence in patient-centered, clinical pharmacy practice and dedicated to developing clinical pharmacists with a set of rich foundational experiences. We offer robust pharmacy residency programs throughout our network of hospitals in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Montana.
Providence Health & Services joined with St. Joseph Health in 2016 to form Providence St. Joseph Health, a unique not-for-profit health and social services system focused on a mission to serve all. As a combined organization, our 119,000-plus caregivers/employees serve in 51 hospitals, more than 800 clinics and a comprehensive range of health and social services.