Our year-long, ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program has been training pharmacy residents since 1990. Our residents spend most of their time performing direct outpatient care services in the Providence Medical Group (PMG) clinic in Monroe, Washington, working collaboratively with all members of the primary care team. Unlike traditional time-limited experiential rotations, all required learning experiences in our program continue throughout the course of the residency year, which closely matches the longitudinal nature of post-residency pharmacy practice. Our program’s unique design supports and encourages our residents in building the skills, knowledge, confidence, and proficiency that are essential to becoming effective clinical pharmacists in both ambulatory care and community practice settings. Graduates of our program are well-prepared and positioned to manage chronic disease states under collaborative drug therapy agreements; work as part of a multidisciplinary, patient-centered healthcare team; and contribute to innovative ambulatory pharmacy practice.
A longitudinal, patient care-focused experience
Our residency program provides a variety of concurrent longitudinal learning experiences. Residents have the support and mentorship of our team of dedicated clinical preceptors throughout the year who provide comprehensive training to build residents’ skills and autonomy in outpatient pharmacy practice, which prepares residents to become skilled pharmacy clinicians and leaders.
Required learning experiences include Anticoagulation Management; Diabetes Management; Leadership and Practice Management; Medication Distribution; Medication Management (Refill Authorizations); Residency Project; Teaching and Education; and Transitions of Care. Residents also obtain a teaching certificate from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy and an anticoagulation therapy management certificate.
Elective learning experiences available include Care Management and Medical Literature Evaluation.
Providence is one of the largest providers of healthcare in the nation and operates over 50 hospitals and 1000 clinics across the western United States. Our region, Providence Northwest Washington, is comprised of a large local hospital (Providence Regional Medical Center – Everett (PRMCE)) and ten Providence Medical Group (PMG) outpatient clinics located throughout Snohomish County, Washington. The PRMCE Department of Ambulatory Pharmacy’s Medication & Anticoagulation Clinic provides multiple clinical services to our communities, and partners with PMG clinics to increase patient access to these services.
Residents spend the majority of their time practicing at the Providence Medical Building (PMB) in Monroe, Washington, which is located about 30 miles northeast of Seattle and is home to fewer than 20,000 people. The newer PMB Monroe building, completed in late 2013, contains PMG family and internal medicine primary care clinics, pediatrics, a walk-in clinic, a variety of specialty services, an integrated dispensing pharmacy (Credena Health Pharmacy Monroe), and the Medication & Anticoagulation Clinic.
Progressive Clinical Pharmacy Services
The Medication & Anticoagulation Clinic utilizes collaborative practice agreements and protocols to provide several clinical services, including anticoagulation management (ACC), diabetes management (DM), hepatitis C treatment (HCV), transitions of care medication reconciliation for discharging inpatients (TOC), refill authorization (Refills), and on-site medication dispensing through our partnership with Credena Health Pharmacies. Credena Health Pharmacies also offer expanded patient services, including immunizations, adherence packaging, home or bedside medication delivery, and other services, depending on site location.
All applicants to our PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program must:
Be graduates or candidates for graduation from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation), or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP);
Be licensed or eligible for pharmacist licensure in Washington State (residents without a Washington State Pharmacist License at the beginning of the residency program must be licensed as a Pharmacy Intern in Washington State); and
Participate in the ASHP Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) and the ASHP Resident Matching Program (Match).
Applicants must submit a completed application to PhORCAS no later than January 3, 2021. A complete application consists of:
A Curriculum Vitae (CV)
A letter of intent that demonstrates the applicant's desire to pursue a career in ambulatory pharmacy
Minimum of three professional references (preferably from ambulatory/outpatient pharmacists and internship supervisors)
An official copy of college of pharmacy transcript(s)
For programs without a GPA system, an official class ranking report/statement (if available)
About Providence Northwest Washington - PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program (Monroe, WA)
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