University of Washington Medicine is a large health system in Seattle, which includes four sites for resident training: University of Washington, Harborview, and Northwest Medical Centers, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. We offer several ASHP-accredited postgraduate PGY1 and PGY2 residencies. Each residency program provides intense pharmacy practice training in a progressive, multidisciplinary and collaborative practice. In addition, residents have teaching opportunities with the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. Flexibility built into our programs allows each resident to tailor a program across the multiple sites to fit their individual needs. Our goal is to help our residents develop the advanced skills and competencies needed to assume leadership roles within the profession.
Complete 12 months of pharmacy practice via required and elective rotations as designated by each program.
Complete a service or research project designed to improve the clinical/operational services of the department or achieve a specific research objective.
Present the results of the service or research project at the Northwest States Conference for Pharmacy Residents and Preceptors. In addition, a final project manuscript in publication format must be submitted
Prepare and present drug monographs and/or medication utilization reviews for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and/or its sub-committees
Participation in an ambulatory longitudinal clinic throughout the residency program (PGY1).
Participate in teaching activities at the medical centers and the school of pharmacy, and precept pharmacy students on rotation with the resident
Attend and participate in residents’ meetings, and assigned hospital committees meetings (e.g. Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Medication Safety, Critical Care, etc)
All residents have an integrated service commitment designed to assure that the residents can function as pharmacy generalists. To achieve this objective, residents are scheduled to work 32 hours per month in a distributive role or evening/weekend clinical shift.
Residents will participate in recruitment for the following residency class by participating in showcases and interview candidates as needed
Present a continued education seminar for pharmacists
About University of Washington (UW) Medicine
University of Washington (UW) Medicine Department of Pharmacy Services offers several ASHP-accredited postgraduate PGY1 and PGY2 residencies. While the specific mix of offerings may vary from year to year, each residency provides intense pharmacy practice training. Flexibility built into our programs allows each resident to tailor a program to fit their individual needs. Our goal is to help our residents develop the advanced skills and competencies needed to assume leadership roles within the profession.
Advantages of a UW Medicine Residency
• Truly collaborative practice with MDs, RNs, and other healthcare providers
• Large variety and number of available rotations
• World-renowned institutions
• Preceptors who are committed to patient care
• Teaching opportunities with the University of Washington School of Pharmacy
• Generous stipend and benefits
• Living in the Pacific Northwest