Required Experiences

Required PGY1 Rotation Experiences 
  • Hospital 101 
  • Informatics 
  • General Clinical (in the area of staffing with options in internal medicine, surgery, critical care, cardiology, or pediatrics)
  • Administration 
  • Drug Information/Drug Policy 
  • Critical care (adult or pediatrics)
  • Ambulatory care/transitions of care

Required PGY1 Longitudinal Experiences 
  • Staffing experience 
  • Project management via residency research project* 
  • Writing project 
  • Portland area Citywide Residency Conference (required) and Teaching Certificate Program (highly encouraged) 
  • Code Blue and Mock Code experience 
  • Participation in at least one professional pharmacy organization 
  • National and regional professional meetings 
  • Leadership series 
  • Monthly departmental newsletter (Pharmacy Pulse) 

Required PGY2 Rotation Experiences 
  • Inpatient Operations
  • Ambulatory Operations 
  • Supply Chain 
  • Information Management Systems/Medication Safety
  • Adult Clinical Operations
  • Outpatient Operations
  • Director of Pharmacy
  • Finance
  • Senior Leadership
  • Specialty/Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM)

Required PGY2 Longitudinal Experiences
  • Chief resident 
  • Administrator on call 
  • Pharmacy intern program manager 
  • Precept Doctor of Pharmacy clerkship students from Oregon State University, Pacific University, and other colleges of pharmacy and participate in academic activities 
  • Staffing experience (decentral and central pharmacy) 
  • Project management via residency research project* 
  • Participation in at least one professional pharmacy organization 
  • National and regional professional meetings (ASHP Midyear, ASHP Leaders Conference, OSHP Annual Seminar) 
  • Leadership series 
  • OHSU Performance Excellence (OPEx) training 
  • Monthly departmental newsletter (Pharmacy Pulse) 
  • Strengthen skills in managing and communicating information in an interdisciplinary setting 
  • Develop skills in information technology, automation, and project management 
  • Participate in medication safety programming and development 
  • Understand senior management and strategy 
  • Gain exposure to contract and supply chain management 
  • Conduct leadership and managerial activities within ambulatory, inpatient, and outpatient operations, including specialty pharmacy services 
  • Longitudinal participation in financial management activities including billing, budgeting, and reimbursement 
  • Develop an advanced understanding of clinical operations 
  • Participate in professional development and leadership 
  • Complete a two-year Master of Business Administration or Masters of Science in Healthcare Management Degree

*Residents are required to design, conduct and evaluate a major project related to an aspect of pharmacy practice during the residency year. The resident's' major project may have a clinical, research or practice management focus. The residency preceptor team will assist the resident in choosing their project from a provided list or from a resident-generated idea list. The major project for the residency programs has oversight by the Pharmacy Research Committee, which reports to the Residency Advisory Committee. Additional experiences with the Research Pharmacy Service are available to residents interested in research experience.

See a list of past residency research projects here.