The PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Stanford Health Care is a one-year post-graduate training program that offers an environment to gain professional competence, expand clinical knowledge, and develop a philosophy of pharmacy practice. The purpose of the residency program is to train graduates the skills needed for direct patient care roles in the institutional setting.
Residency Contact Information
Residency Program Director: Mark Klanjac, Pharm.D., BCPS
Stanford Health Care Department of Pharmacy 300 Pasteur Drive, Room H0301 Stanford, CA 94305-5616
Our philosophy of residency training is to offer practical experiences in diverse, multidisciplinary environments that span the continuum of pharmaceutical care. Our approach in the provision of pharmaceutical care is to provide comprehensive, patient-oriented services. The residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and follows the ASHP Residency Learning System (RLS).
The practice model for the acute care focused PGY1 track integrates distribution and clinical activities at the patient care level and is supported by decentralized drug distribution. Clinical staff pharmacists cover all acute patient care areas and select ambulatory care clinics.
The purpose of our ambulatory care focused PGY1 track is to develop skills in chronic disease state management, education, leadership, and practice management in multiple ambulatory care settings.
Residents contribute to many clinical activities, including collection of data for Medication Utilization Evaluations (MUEs), in-services to the staff during their clinical rotations, and medication education to inpatients. In addition to clinical services, the residents serve as preceptors throughout the year to pharmacy students completing their clinical clerkships.
Throughout the year, residents serve on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Medication Safety Committee, and nursing councils including the Education Council, Practice Council and Quality Council. The formal aspects of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee are coordinated by the Manager of Clinical Effectiveness, and residents have an opportunity to present to the Committee during the Practice Management rotation.
Name of Program: PGY-1 Acute Care Focus
Number of Postitions: 6
Name of Program: PGY-1 Ambulatory Care Focus
Number of Positions: 1
Upon completion of the residency program, the resident will:
Provide optimal clinical and operational pharmaceutical care to patients in multiple practice settings.
Function as an effective member of healthcare teams.
Educate healthcare professionals, students, patients, and the community.
Ensure appropriate medication use and safety.
Enhance written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrate time management and problem solving skills.
Become a leader within the profession.
Compensation & Benefits
PGY-1 residents receive a competitive annual stipend of approximately $54,000 with full benefits including an excellent health-care benefits package and 10 days of paid time off (PTO).
In addition, residents receive educational leave and a stipend to attend and participate in clinical presentations at various pharmacy conferences, including the California Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP) Seminar Meeting in October, the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting in December and the Western States Residency meeting in May, in San Diego, California
Internal Medicine (4 weeks)
Medical ICU (4 weeks; for acute care residents only)
Transitions of Care (4 weeks; for ambulatory care residents only)
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For consideration, the online application and all supporting documentation must be received by Monday, December 31, 2018.
After review of application materials by the residency committee, applicants will be contacted for a three hour on-site interview.
Interviews will be conducted in February 2019.
The application deadline is Monday, December 31, 2018.
NO applications will be accepted beyond this date.
Possess a Doctor of Pharmacy from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy
Participate in an on-site interview at Stanford Health Care
Obtain licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of California before October 1, 2019
About Stanford Health Care PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
The Department of Pharmacy provides integrated, cost-effective pharmaceutical services to Stanford Health Care (SHC). These patient-focused services include medication delivery, therapeutic recommendations, and promotion of optimal drug therapy.
To advance its mission, the department provides a supportive environment for professional training and development. The Department of Pharmacy participates in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency program. Four ASHP-accredited residency training programs are offered including a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency (one with an ambulatory care focus), and two specialty PGY-2 residencies in Critical Care and Oncology/Hematology.