The PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center PGY-1 residency program aims to train pharmacists to function as independent patient-focused practitioners who are able to provide pharmaceutical care in an acute-care community hospital clinical practice or have the qualifications to seek advanced specialty training.
As integral members of the health care team, they will actively use integrated pharmacotherapeutic skills to achieve optimal drug therapy outcomes for their patients.
They will develop a foundation of critical thinking skills that will enable the continuous learning, professional self-development, and innovation needed in an ever-changing health care environment.
Required 4-6 weeks rotations include internal medicine, cardiology, surgery, intensive care, infectious disease/antimicrobial stewardship and pharmacy management. Additional longitudinal rotations include formulary management, outpatient anticoagulation clinic, staffing, a teaching certificate program and a residency project. Current elective rotations include emergency medicine, outpatient oncology, and palliative care. The program provides flexibility to match rotations with areas of clinical interest for residents.
Residents will have the opportunity to serve as preceptors for PharmD students and improve their teaching and mentoring skills. Additional opportunities for providing education to other medical professionals will be provided through Grand Rounds presentations and staff in-services.
Please see PhORCAS for application deadline/
As part of the PhORCAS application, applicants should include a letter of intent, CV and three references. No additional reference letters are requires outside of the PhORCAS template.
About PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center
PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center serves the North Sound region of Washington, with Whatcom County being its primary service area. The Bellingham-based medical center is a non-profit tertiary care hospital providing comprehensive specialty care and centers of excellence in cardiovascular, cancer, spine and joint replacements. The hospital provides level II trauma services and is licensed for 255 beds with an average of over 60,000 emergency department visits per year. Bordered by British Columbia, Canada to the north, the Salish Sea and the San Juan islands to the west and Mount Baker and the Cascade Mountains to the east, Bellingham is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and has been listed in a number of "best places" to live rankings in several publications. It is also home to Western Washington University.