Pharmacy Residency

The goal of the Pharmacy Residency Program is to provide you with advanced knowledge and skills in a variety of clinical practice areas within a fully integrated health system.

You will apply your skills in acute care and ambulatory pharmacy practice. Some of the service lines include anticoagulation, cardiology, critical care, emergency, infectious disease, medication therapy management, infusion and oncology. Special emphasis is placed on obtaining a teaching certificate, fundamental research and leadership.


The purpose of the program is to build on Doctor of 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. The program has a special focus on acute, clinical and ambulatory care patient populations and the transitions between settings. Additionally, the program supports development of skills to become eligible for board certification, to become eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training, and to prepare for a position in pharmacy leadership or teaching in clinical practice.

The Pharmacy Residency Program objectives are:

  • Develop clinical skills in managing medication therapy in acute, clinical and ambulatory patient care settings
  • Enhance the resident’s ability to improve and develop clinical pharmacy services
  • Build experiences in developing content and teaching clinical topics to a variety of students and clinicians
  • Augment knowledge and expertise in managing medication therapies for diverse patient populations
  • Provide broad experiences with management of staff, physical work environment and complex patient care issues
  • Complete a research study that enhances pharmacy practice or contributes to new knowledge

Meeting these objectives will be facilitated by:

  • Working with a variety of skilled preceptors in core and elective rotations
  • Interacting with a variety of technologies that enhance patient care and patient safety
  • Participating on clinical teams directly involved in medication therapy management
  • Actively participating on leadership and management teams
  • Attending clinical and educational conferences
  • Preparing and presenting clinical discussion topics for pharmacy students, preceptors and other allied health professionals
  • Completing research project and presenting at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference and other events, when appropriate
  • Regular assessment of resident’s progress, preceptors skills and program progress
  • Flexible scheduling and a variety of elective rotations to individualize learning experiences 

Meet our preceptors.