Required rotations include departmental orientation, internal medicine 1, medical intensive care, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, adult medicine II (internal medicine 2 or ambulatory care), critical care II (surgical or burn intensive care), and special populations (general pediatrics or acute inpatient psychiatry). In addition, the resident will participate in several longitudinal experiences including drug information, pharmacy systems and practice management. The resident will experience drug distribution and pharmacy operations through weekend staffing assignments in the central pharmacy. The resident will have the opportunity to select additional elective experiences including pediatric intensive care, advanced internal medicine, advanced emergency medicine, advanced adult critical care, HIV, and code blue longitudinal. Additional rotations are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Each resident is expected to complete a longitudinal research project under the guidance of a project preceptor. Results are presented at a regional conference.
Valleywise Health is a clerkship site for Doctor of Pharmacy Candidates from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale, Creighton University School of Pharmacy, and other accredited institutions. The resident will provide in-service education to pharmacists, nurses, physicians, allied health professionals, students and patients as assigned. The resident will work on additional educational projects such as case presentations, drug information responses, journal club presentations, and a seminar/CE presentation. The resident may elect to participate in the Midwestern University Clinician Educator’s Program to develop teaching and precepting skills. In addition, the resident may be assigned to serve as preceptors for various University of Arizona College of Pharmacy courses/activities.
The resident will participate in Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee through monthly attendance and the presentation of a Medication Utilization Evaluation. Residents gain additional exposure to multidisciplinary committees through participation in Nursing/Pharmacy Committee.
There are two PGY1 resident positions available for the 2021-2022 program year. Candidates must have graduated from or be expected to graduate from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program. Candidates must be eligible for licensure by the Arizona Board of Pharmacy. Residents are expected to be licensed in the State of Arizona by September 1, 2021.
How to Apply
Candidates can apply through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Additional details on PhORCAS can be found at www.ashp.org/phorcas.
Applications are due by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on December 27, 2020.
Standard PhORCAS Requirements
Basic Demographics, Transcript, Personal Statement/Letter of Intent, Curriculum Vitae, Three References using the standardized template in PhORCAS, Extracurricular Activities
The letter of intent should explain what personal and professional objectives you wish to fulfill by completing a residency, your long-term and short-term professional goals and why you are pursuing our program.
Virtual interviews will be offered via email and will include several panel interviews and a clinical assessment session.
ASHP Resident Matching Program
Valleywise Health (Program Code 115613) participates in the ASHP Resident Matching Program. All applicants must be enrolled. Go to the following web site for additional information regarding enrollment in the Resident Matching Program: www.natmatch.com/ashprmp
This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.
For general information on our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program, please fill out the form below and select the ‘Pharmacy Residency Program Director’ in the dropdown selector, or call (602) 344-5162 to reach Erica Domer, PharmD.