Virginia Mason Franciscan Health - St. Michael Medical Center (Booth 5607)
VMFH St. Michael Medical Center PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
Location: Silverdale, Washington
Required Education: PharmD
St. Michael Medical Center is a new PGY1 residency program in Candidate status with ASHP. When the first residents started in 2020, the program submitted an Application for Accreditation (candidate status). The on-site accreditation survey is planned for Spring 2021. Once accreditation is gained, it becomes retroactive to the date the application was filed with ASHP, and the residency program will then provide residents with a certificate indicating completion of an ASHP-accredited residency. As part of a new residency program, residents will have the unique opportunity to actively develop many aspects of the residency. The program is recruiting for two residency positions.
Pharmacists completing this program will function as independent, patient-focused practitioners who are able to provide care in multiple environments across the pharmacy practice continuum. As integral members of the health care team, residents work to achieve optimal drug therapy outcomes for their patients. They will display leadership and professionalism in all aspects of their practice and function as effective communicators and educators.
Our residency program, based in a community hospital environment, is active in contributing to innovative pharmacy practice models within Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.
About the Residency Program Director
Andrew Harbison is currently a Critical Care Pharmacist at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health St. Michael Medical Center. He graduated from Washington State University with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completed a pharmacy residency at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. Shortly after, he moved to the Puget Sound area and has worked at St. Michael Medical Center since 2011. He is board certified in Pharmacotherapy.
OVERVIEW: St. Michael Pharmacy Residency
Clinical rotations are designed to enhance the resident’s expertise in promoting, assessing and ensuring safe, efficacious and rational drug therapy. Within each rotation, additional time may be devoted to areas of interest, thus providing the opportunity for specialized training. All of these rotations are direct patient care rotations with the exception of Practice Management and Informatics.
Labor/Delivery and Nursery
Staffing and Practice Management
Elective rotation options include
Critical Care (Advanced)
*These learning experiences do not involve direct patient care. Residents must spend 2/3 or more of the program in direct patient care activities.
Residents have the opportunity to propose and create additional elective rotations based on clinical interests, some of which may be completed off-site.
Residency project - continuous
Residents conduct a project aimed at identifying, organizing, and solving a clinical or management-related problem, which often leads to the development of a new pharmacy service. This project will be presented at the Western States Conference for Pharmacy Residents, Fellows and Preceptors. The resident will be encouraged to submit the project for publication and present at state or national pharmacy meetings.
Required longitudinal experiences - continuous
Longitudinal experiences will occur throughout the residency year and encompass activities such as performing Drug Utilization Evaluations, presenting recommendations to Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committees, student precepting/PEARLS, and creating a monthly newsletter directed to all Virginia Mason Franciscan Health clinical staff. Residents will also be directly involved in the education of providers, pharmacist interns, and pharmacy technicians. Residents will also have further experiential development through staffing opportunities.
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