St. Vincent’s Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program is designed to develop advanced knowledge and skills for pharmacy clinicians to practice independently and to excel in clinical service, teaching, and research in the acute care setting. The 12-month program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and emphasizes learning outcomes and skill development in clinical, operational, drug information, management and research areas of pharmacy practice.

Residents who successfully complete the program are capable practitioners of pharmaceutical care in adult medicine. Their skill level is advanced several years through their intensive study. Graduates are prepared to provide pharmacy services with multi-disciplinary responsibilities in an acute care hospital, and they have acquired the skills necessary to adapt to new clinical and operational environments.

Residents also educate other healthcare professionals, students and patients in the hospital and in the community on drug related topics. In addition, residents demonstrate professional maturity by following a personal philosophy of supporting advances in pharmacy practice, exhibiting commitment to the profession and serving as a leader in improving the safety and effectiveness of the medication-use system.

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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.

The residency program is customized for each resident, based on their individual goals, interests, and experience. Each resident is required to complete core rotations essential to the pharmacy practitioner. A variety of elective rotations are available, allowing residents to pursue their professional goals. Upon successful completion of the residency program, residents will receive a certificate of completion.