The Pharmacy Practice Residency Program at Mercy Health Muskegon believes that pharmacists can and must have an active role in patient care within the health system. This program offers a positive atmosphere to learn and grow professionally by providing opportunities to teach, to collaborate with other healthcare professionals, and provide direct patient care.
Accredited by ASHP since 2001, our residency program at Mercy Health Muskegon is designed to train pharmacists in central hospital pharmacy, decentralized clinical pharmacy practice and ambulatory pharmacy practice. We offer two PGY-1 residency positions focused on institutional practice and two PGY-1 positions focused on ambulatory care. Our program prides itself on molding rotations to meet individual resident educational goals, building on the foundation of advanced clinical pharmacy practice.
Graduates of the program have successfully pursued clinical, staff, faculty, and managerial roles in various health systems throughout the United States.
The mission of the Pharmacy Practice Residency Program at Mercy Health Muskegon is to provide educational and experiential opportunities in order to help its residents:
Rapidly develop clinical and professional skills used by pharmacists
Contribute to and participate in the education of other health professionals
Promote pharmacy as an essential component of hospital-based health care
Provide personalized care to Mercy Health Muskegon patients
Statement of Purpose
PGY-1 pharmacy residency programs including the Mercy Health Muskegon residency program build on Pharm.D. education and outcomes to contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training.
Nineteen ambulatory care pharmacy practice sites throughout the Muskegon and surrounding areas including a family medicine residency clinic, an internal medicine residency clinic, a HIV clinic, and a Hepatitis C clinic
Three pharmacist-managed outpatient anti-coagulation clinics
Decentralized pharmacy model which provides inpatient pharmacy services (pharmacokinetic dosing services, emergency department services, and antimicrobial stewardship) for three hospital campus sites
Five community pharmacies, including a specialty pharmacy, serving the Muskegon area providing outpatient Hospice services
Required application materials must be submitted through Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) and include:
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Letter of intent
College of pharmacy official transcripts
Three letters of recommendation
Check the PhORCAS website for the application deadline.
Residents accepting this position agree to complete 12 months of residency training at Mercy Health Muskegon and must complete all the requirements for the program before the certificate of completion can be awarded.
Pharmacy Practice Residency Benefits
Health, life, dental and optical insurance
Two weeks paid time off, additional sick leave as needed
Paid expenses for ASHP Midyear Meeting & Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference
Reimbursement for ASHP and local professional memberships, and ACLS and BLS training
About Mercy Health Muskegon
Mercy Health is a non-profit health care system serving Grand Rapids, Muskegon, the Lakeshore and the surrounding communities. We provide compassionate care, award-winning expertise, and the latest technology, all in an inclusive, Catholic, faith-based setting that honors the sacredness and dignity of every person.
We are part of Trinity Health, the nation's second-largest Catholic Health System.
Our health system includes:
•5 hospital campuses
•60+ physician offices
•1,300+ medical staff physicians
•800+ hospital beds