PGY1 Required Experiences

Required rotation experiences 

  • Health-system Onboarding  
  • Foundations
  • General Clinical (in the area of staffing with options in internal medicine, surgery, critical care, cardiology, or pediatrics)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care (adult or pediatrics)
  • Ambulatory Care  
  • Administration 
  • Drug Policy/Medication Safety
  • Informatics

Required longitudinal experiences 

  • Service commitment experience 
  • Project management via residency research project* 
  • Resident coordinator role
  • Presentations
    • Pearl/Journal club, case, and ACPE CE (1 contact hour)
  • Teaching Certificate Program
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) training
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) if staffing general pediatrics
  • Code Blue experience 
  • National and regional professional meetings 
    • Vizient/ASHP Midyear (December), OSHP Annual (April), and Northwestern States Residency Conference (May)
  • Didactic series
  • Leadership series
  • Active participation in at least one professional pharmacy organization 
  • Departmental and professional activities (e.g. pharmacy week, newsletter)

*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 the current and past residency research projects on the Residents' Major Projects list.