Sanford Medical Center Fargo’s PGY1 residency is ASHP accredited, and offers three traditional (1-year) and one non-traditional (2-year) positions. A structured/goal-oriented program is designed to meet the resident’s needs. The residency consists of rotations individually tailored to the goals and interests of the resident. Rotations currently available include: adult medicine, adult critical care, pediatrics/PICU, NICU, cardiology, inpatient oncology, outpatient infusion center oncology, psychiatry, home infusion, infectious disease, nephrology/transplant, neurology, anesthesia/operating room, enterprise formulary management, administration, informatics, medication safety, pharmacogenomics, and emergency medicine. Ambulatory care experience will be gained through the medical home clinic, dialysis clinic or anticoagulation clinic rotations. Longitudinal experience will be obtained in drug information, medication safety, teaching, professional development, and hospital pharmacy practice. Additionally, a research project will be completed during the 12-month experience.
The resident has many opportunities to teach pharmacy students from the North Dakota State University College of Pharmacy including interacting with fourth year students on rotation and completion of a teaching certificate in collaboration with NDSU.
The current staffing commitment for the residency is one weeknight every three weeks and every third weekend. Residents also have the opportunity to work additional shifts as a per diem pharmacist. Residents are guaranteed one day off per week and are not permitted to work in excess of 80 hours per week. This includes any employment outside of Sanford.
Residents are provided health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and 20 days of vacation (includes sick days). The stipend is competitive and updated annually. Residents are financially supported to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference to present their research project.
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is one of the largest health systems in the nation with 44 hospitals, over 400 clinics and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and nine countries. Sanford Health’s 48,000 employees, including 1,400 physicians, make it the largest employer in the Dakotas.
Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have transformed how Sanford Health helps improve the human condition, including global children’s clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases. For more information, visit sanfordhealth.org.
Sanford Health is excited to grow with the Fargo region and continue bringing excellence in health care with the recent opening of our new medical center in 2017, with Comprehensive Stroke Accreditation and Level I Trauma verification attained in 2018.
Sanford Medical Center Fargo is affiliated with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and offers Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Podiatry, Orthopedic, Surgical and Transitional Year medical residencies.
All residency candidates must meet the following prerequisites:
Be an eligible graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy
Hold an active pharmacy license, or be eligible for licensure in both North Dakota and Minnesota
Nontraditional (2-year) PGY1 residency applicants must have 1 year of Sanford Medical Center Fargo pharmacist experience and must be at least 0.5 FTE going into the nontraditional residency.
Application materials must be submitted through PhORCAS by January 10 and include:
Letter of Interest (include clinical areas of interest & reason for pursing residency)
Three letters of recommendation
Applicants considered for a position will be invited for an interview with pharmacy administration, preceptors, and current pharmacy residents in January or February.
The PGY1 positions are determined through the ASHP Resident Matching Program. All PGY1 candidates must register with the ASHP Resident Matching Program.
About Sanford Medical Center Fargo
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is one of the largest health systems in the nation with 44 hospitals, over 400 clinics and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and nine countries. Sanford Health’s 48,000 employees, including 1,400 physicians, make it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford over the past decade have transformed how Sanford Health can improve the human condition. For information, visit www.sanfordhealth.org.