Hennepin Healthcare offers two distinct PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Programs: one focusing on the care of patients in the hospital and ambulatory settings and the other focusing on the care of patients in the ambulatory and community care settings. This posting summarizes the PGY-1 Residency Program in the hospital and ambulatory setting. Five positions are available.
It is expected that graduates of the Hennepin Healthcare PGY-1 Residency Program will be competent and confident practitioners of direct and indirect patient care in multiple practice environments. They will be accountable for achieving optimal medication management as collaborative members of the health care team. These pharmacists will exercise skill in educating and communicating with other health care professionals, patients, and the community on topics relating to patient-centered care. They will demonstrate professional maturity by following a personal philosophy of practice, assessing their own performance, exhibiting commitment to the profession, and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system.
The following requirements are designed to enhance and develop residents’ overall knowledge in order to become clinically and professionally competent practitioners by the end of the residency program.
Required Rotations (4 weeks in length):
Pharmacy and Hospital Orientation
Hospital Management & Administration
Medicine (Internal Medicine or Hospitalist Medicine)
Critical Care (Medical Intensive Care or Surgical Intensive Care)
Ambulatory Clinic (Medicine Clinic, HIV Clinic, Transplant Clinic, or Cancer Center)
Elective Rotations (2-4 weeks in length):
Poison Center/ Toxicology
Pediatrics (General Pediatrics, Neonatal/ Pediatric Intensive Care Units)
Residents will teach and precept medical residents, pharmacy learners and medical students. These activities are designed to enhance literature assessment abilities along with communication, confidence, creativity and leadership skills. These activities include:
Teaching and precepting of pharmacy students on IPPE and APPE rotations
Pharmacy department large group CE presentations and BCPS Review Sessions
Interdisciplinary group teaching:
Medical Residency Programs: Dentistry, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine
Simulation sessions with physician residents and medical students
Residents will complete a MUE and a residency research project for presentation within the organization and at regional and national meetings. Residents will participate in and contribute to pharmacy leadership and management activities for professional growth and development.
Eligible candidates will have a Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy and be eligible for Minnesota licensure. All interested candidates must be registered with National Matching Services Inc. and use the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) to submit an application. Three letters of recommendation are required - standard PhORCAS template - and should include an assessment of the candidate’s knowledgebase, dependability, communication style, assertiveness and motivation.
About Hennepin Healthcare
Hennepin Healthcare is an integrated system of care that includes HCMC, a nationally recognized Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and acute care hospital, as well as a clinic system with primary care clinics located in Minneapolis and across Hennepin County. The comprehensive healthcare system includes a 473 bed academic medical center, a large outpatient Clinic & Specialty Center, and a network of clinics. Hennepin Healthcare has a large psychiatric program, home care and hospice, and operates a research institute, innovation center and philanthropic foundation. The system is operated by Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., a subsidiary corporation of Hennepin County.