Program Statement of Purpose
The ASHP Accreditation Standard for Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency Programs establishes criteria for systematic training of pharmacists in advanced areas of pharmacy practice.
Its contents delineate the accreditation requirements for PGY2 residencies, which build upon the foundation provided through completion of an accredited pharmacy degree program and an ASHP-accredited Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) pharmacy residency program. PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice.
PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
Residents who successfully complete the program will be able to provide integrated pharmaceutical care at a patient-specific level, as well as a patient population level across continuums of care. Furthermore, the program will provide residents with opportunities to conceptualize, integrate and transform accumulated experiences and knowledge into skills, competence and confidence in providing safe, efficient and cost-effective patient care.
Residents will develop a philosophy of practice that includes:
- Pharmacists’ responsibility and accountability for pursuing optimal drug therapy outcomes and medication safety in the provision of patient care
- Education and training of other health professionals and students
- A plan for self-learning and continuing professional development
- A commitment to the profession and their community
- An appreciation for scholarly activity
Program goals and objectives will be achieved through learning experiences designed to have the resident practice as an active member of the interdisciplinary care team (e.g. rounding, admission medication histories, medication reconciliation, discharge coordination, patient education, clinical monitoring, order verification, delegation protocols/collaborative practice agreements, pharmacist clinic visits). In addition, the resident will participate in the precepting/teaching of learners (i.e., pharmacy residents, interns and students), clinician education and quality improvement activities.
Interested residents are encouraged to visit our residency showcase booth and/or contact the program director Anne Rose to set-up a PPS interview, to learn more about the program and meet current residents/preceptors.
Jeffrey Sperry, PharmD – Meet Our Resident