The Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program at Memorial is designed to develop self-directed practitioners in a hospital environment. This is a 54-week postgraduate training experience that is designed to provide residents with advanced instruction in all aspects of pharmacy practice: acute patient care, drug information, drug-use policy development, practice management, and ambulatory care. Memorial Hospital of South Bend provides a systems-based approach with outcomes consistent with ASHP’s Pharmacy Residency Standards for a hospital setting.
Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams
Manage and improve the medication-use process
Demonstrate project management skills
Exercise leadership and practice management skills
Provide medication and practice-related education/training
Utilize medical informatics
Rotations vary in format from concentrated learning experiences to longitudinal rotations. The rotations are designed to provide structure and guidance with the flexibility to customize learning experiences to each resident’s personal and professional needs. Emphasis is placed on establishing a personal philosophy of practice, developing leadership and teaching skills, utilizing performance self-evaluation, and exhibiting commitment to the profession.
The ultimate goal of the Memorial Hospital Pharmacy Residency PGY1 Program is to produce clinical pharmacists that provide exemplary patient care in interdisciplinary teams, capable of leading the profession and working within the framework of a healthcare system.
Memorial Hospital’s residency learning experiences are designed to help residents develop the necessary skills for providing optimal pharmaceutical care to patients in a variety of care settings. The resident’s first rotation will be spent orienting and training with the drug distribution components of the Department of Pharmacy Services. Rotations include:
Required Concentrated Learning Experiences
Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences
Inpatient Staffing/Drug Distribution
Pharmacy Practice Management /Policy
Residency Research Project
Elective Concentrated Learning Experiences
Decentralized Clinical Pharmacy
Pharmacy Practice Management
Resident staffing commitments are an average of every fourth weekend plus one weeknight evening. Staffing may involve centralized or decentralized order entry/verification and/or clinical services. Residents may be expected to respond to cardiopulmonary codes. ACLS training will be provided.
Residents will serve as preceptors for pharmacy students on clinical clerkships. Optional participation in a pharmacy residency teaching certificate is also available.
Presentations to pharmacy staff will occur frequently, as will presentations at Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and subcommittee meetings. Residents are required to present the results of his/her residency research project at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference.
Each resident is expected to attend management meetings, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, and the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference. Financial allocation is provided by Memorial Hospital for these educational registration expenses.
Applicants must hold or be in the process of obtaining a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy. Applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in Indiana by August 31.
Salary compensation is competitive within the pharmacy resident market. Each resident will be given 10 days of vacation/personal leave for the year; 6 paid holidays will also be provided.
Memorial Hospital provides individual health, vision, and dental insurance.
Memorial Hospital currently offers two positions in our pharmacy residency program.
To be considered for a PGY1 residency position at Memorial Hospital, the following criteria must be met:
Attending or graduated from an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy at the time of application
Eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of Indiana
Memorial Hospital utilizes PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service) through ASHP for all applicants. Required materials include:
Deadline: January 1
A letter of intent
College of pharmacy transcripts
Three professional recommendations
About Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Memorial Hospital is a 526-bed, acute care regional hospital offering specialty services in cardiology, oncology, psychiatry, pediatrics, obstetrics, emergency medicine, trauma, and rehabilitation. Memorial is not only recognized nationally as a leader in providing high-quality care, but as a leader in innovation, offering new approaches to patient satisfaction and customer service that set this hospital apart. In addition, Memorial has Northern Indiana’s only designated children’s hospital. Memorial Hospital is located in Downtown South Bend (DTSB), within two miles of the University of Notre Dame and within 30-45 minutes of several Lake Michigan beach communities.