Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, Critical Care Pharmacy, Pediatric Pharmacy
Spectrum Health is an integrated health system comprised of 14 hospitals and numerous clinics in West Michigan. Our tertiary care medical center in Grand Rapids, Michigan is a level one trauma center and is comprised of three teaching hospitals- Butterworth Hospital, Blodgett Hospital, and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Number of positions: 7
Residency description: The purpose of the Spectrum Health PGY1 program is to build upon the doctor of pharmacy education to contribute to the development of independent clinical pharmacists. Core rotation experiences occur in ambulatory care, critical care, antimicrobial stewardship, internal medicine, management, and pediatrics. The program is flexible to allow individuals to pursue elective rotations in specialized areas, such as emergency medicine, transplant, informatics, and oncology. Additional skills are developed through Pharmacy Grand Rounds presentations, completion of a Pharmacy Research Seminar series, and participation in the Pharmacy Education Development and Lecture Series teaching certificate program. Additional requirements include ACLS/PALS certification, medical emergency response, and a medication use evaluation. Residents are offered the unique opportunity to staff in the adult or pediatric ICU, emergency department, or inpatient pharmacy. Upon completion of the program, residents will be well equipped to pursue board certification and post-graduate year two residency training.
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency
Number of positions: 1
Residency description: Spectrum Health’s Postgraduate Year Two (PGY-2) Ambulatory Care Residency is a primary care focused residency that aims to enhance training gained through the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) educational experience and processes gained through a PGY1 pharmacy residency program allowing the development of clinical pharmacist skills in a specialized area of practice. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 pharmacy residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care practices, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification. Required learning experiences are comprised of six week rotations that occur in parallel with longitudinal focused core rotations. The longitudinal experiences include: Internal Medicine/Family Medicine Practices, Pharmacy Administration/Leadership, Service Commitment, and a Major Project. Required core experiences include Advanced Heart Failure clinic and Transitions of Care. The remainder of the experiences will be filled in with electives of Bone Marrow Transplant, Oncology, Primary Care with a focus in Chronic Pain Management, Academia/Research, Informatics, or Managed Care.
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency
Number of positions: 1
Residency description: The purpose of the Spectrum Health Postgraduate Year Two (PGY-2) Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification. Required learning experiences include: Orientation, Management/Project Month, Medical (Butterworth), Medical/Burn (Blodgett), Surgical 1, Cardiothoracic, Neurological, Surgical or Neurological 2, and Emergency Medicine. Elective learning experiences include: Pediatric/Neonatal, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine/ICU (Blodgett), Adult Solid Organ Transplant, and Academia.
PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency
Number of positions: 1
Residency description: The purpose of the Spectrum Health – Helen DeVos Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pediatric Pharmacy Residency is to 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 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. Required learning experiences include: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatric Intensive Care (Advanced), Neonatal Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care (Advanced), Management, Pediatric Oncology/Hematology, Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Elective learning experiences include: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Oncology/Hematology (Advanced), Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant, General Pediatrics (Advanced).
Qualified applicants are graduates of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). At minimum, the program must be a five-year pharmacy degree program. Applicants must be eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of Michigan within 90 days of hire.
For PGY2 programs, the applicant must be participating in, or have completed, an ASHP-accredited hospital Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency as evidence of a PharmAcademic inquiry and/or proof of certificate of completion prior to enrollment.
All pharmacy residency applications will be accepted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).
About Spectrum Health Hospitals
Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit, award winning, integrated health system based in West Michigan. Our organization includes a medical center, regional community hospitals, a dedicated children's hospital, a multispecialty medical group and a nationally recognized health plan, Priority Health. We invest in our people by supporting a dynamic, high-performing workplace. Our collaborative approach to patient care includes a commitment to provide an exceptional experience for patients and their families. Spectrum Health supports successful career growth in an innovative environment.