The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Trinity Health Grand Rapids builds upon the Doctor of Pharmacy education to contribute to the development of independent clinical pharmacy practitioners. Required experiences include inpatient medicine, ambulatory care, antimicrobial stewardship, administration and critical care and/or emergency medicine. The program is adaptable to allow individuals to pursue elective rotations in specialized areas, such as renal transplant, psychiatric medicine and HIV. Supplemental skills are fostered through creation and delivery of a continuing education lecture, medical resident presentation, and the option to participate in the Pharmacy Education Development and Lecture Series teaching certificate program. Additional requirements include ACLS certification, medical emergency response, a medication use evaluation and research project.
The breadth of experience obtained while at Trinity Health Grand Rapids allows residents to acquire competence in a wide range of pharmacotherapeutic areas and cultivates excellent clinical pharmacy practitioners 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.
Program Contact: Julie Belfer, PharmD, BCCCP firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
All pharmacy residency applications will be accepted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).
Trinity Health Grand Rapids Hospital is an integrated health care network offering a unique combination of capabilities to deliver a health care experience that offers both compassionate care and medical expertise. Our commitment to offer the latest technology and most highly skilled physicians in a holistic, patient-centered environment has made us a progressive leader in neuroscience, cardiovascular and cancer care, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrine care, kidney transplants, and integrative medicine.
Trinity Health Grand Rapids Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited teaching hospital that encompasses The Lacks Cancer Center, the area’s only dedicated cancer hospital, the Hauenstein Neuroscience Center, housing the area’s most comprehensive neuroscience program and state-of-the-art Emergency and Trauma services, an Orthopedic Center of Excellence, the Wege Center for Health and Learning and the area's premier primary care network - Trinity Health Medical Group.
Trinity Health Grand Rapids Hospital is a member of Trinity Health, the country’s second-largest Catholic health care system.