The Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s provides residents with a broad-based and customizable post-graduate clinical training experience. The required rotations, together with the large number of available elective rotations, including a Teaching and Learning Certificate Program and an elective rotation in Academia, allow residents to acquire experience and competence in a wide range of pharmacotherapeutic areas so as to produce excellent clinical pharmacy practitioners. Completion of the Pharmacy Residency at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s prepares pharmacists to provide well-rounded, direct patient care within a health system, to function as a clinical or adjunct faculty member, to pursue specialized training through the completion of a specialty (PGY-2) residency, and to be eligible to apply and test for board certification as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).
Only graduates from ACPE-accredited pharmacy programs may apply to the residency program. Foreign pharmacy graduates, who also meet this criteria, may apply to the residency program after successfully passing TOEFL and FPGEE, and if licensed to practice pharmacy in the United States.
Applicants must submit the following materials by the first Friday in January for the application year: 1) transcript from college of pharmacy; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) letter of intent/cover letter; and 4) three letters of recommendation. Mercy Health Saint Mary’s will accept all applications through the Pharmacy Online Residency Application Service (PhORCAS) at www.ashp.org/phorcas. Please do not send application materials via mail or e-mail them to the residency program director (RPD). The PhORCAS system provides a standard resident reference template. This template needs to be completed by those from whom a reference is requested; a separate letter of recommendation in addition to the standard PhORCAS reference is NOT required as part of the application to Mercy Health Saint Mary’s.
About Mercy Health Saint Mary's (Grand Rapids)
Mercy Health is a regional, multi-campus, Catholic health care system serving West Michigan and the lakeshore with four hospital campuses, more than 85 physician offices, more than 1,300 medical staff physicians, more than 800 hospital beds and more than 9,000 colleagues, and hospice, home health and long-term care service offerings. Mercy Health Physician Partners, our multi-specialty medical group, employs more than 700 physicians and advanced practice professionals in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland and the lakeshore. Mercy Health has annual operating revenues of about $1.4 billion and returns about $80 million to its communities annually through charity care and community benefit programs. Mercy Health, a member of Trinity Health, is committed to being a trusted health partner for life, transforming the communities we serve, by providing high-quality care that is the most accessible, compassionate and personalized in West Michigan. Visit us at MercyHealth.com.