Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital, in collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, is offering a rewarding 12-month Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency program. The resident’s year is structured into a comprehensive program that emphasizes the development of direct patient care services, teaching and leadership, and quality improvement. After a month-long orientation to the department, the resident begins a series of learning experiences and other longitudinal activities designed to meet the goals and objectives of the program. Upon successful completion, graduates will be fully eligible to provide advanced pharmaceutical care in an acute care setting, obtain board certification, and pursue a fellowship or Post-Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency training.
Number of positions: 1 (International Track)
About the Program:
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and consists of core (required) learning experiences in specific areas of acute care pharmacy and elective learning experiences that are tailored to the interests of the resident. These core and elective learning experiences will provide a basic foundation for quality clinical practice.
Research Project (poster presentation at ASHP Midyear and Presentation at Western States/Southwestern States Conference)
Pharmacy Practice/Staffing (ACLS certified)
Pharmacy Resident Scholars in Teaching and Learning (PRSTL) through the University of Arizona
The resident will participate in safe, evidence-based, compassionate, and cost-effective patient care. All patient care activities are under the supervision of attending pharmacists and commensurate with the resident’s level of training as determined by the residency program. The resident will communicate effectively with supervising attending pharmacists regarding his/her patient evaluation, interpretation of diagnostic tests, and plan of care and intended therapeutic interventions. Additionally, the resident will provide oral and written consultations focused on improving patient outcomes and enhancing communication with the health care team.
The resident is required to participate in the longitudinal TEACHING CERTIFICATE (PRSTL) PROGRAM. The resident is also responsible in assisting the education and training of pharmacy students during APPE rotations, and facilitating patient case and journal club discussions.
The resident is also responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a research project. The objective is to develop the resident's skills in problem identification, investigation, and solution. Each project must be approved by the residency program director. The results will be presented at the WESTERN STATES CONFERENCE FOR PHARMACY RESIDENTS, FELLOWS, AND PRECEPTORS or SOUTHWESTERN STATES CONFERENCE. After completion of data collection and analysis, the resident will be responsible for drafting a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
Weekend Staffing/On-call Responsibilities:
Residents will be required to staff one weekend every 4 weeks, consisting of two 10-hour shifts. The Monday following a staffing weekend will be a 4-hour project day. The resident is also required to staff one major holiday and one minor holiday. The assigned location will be either a centralized or decentralized shift, depending on the needs of the department and rotational experiences of the resident.
Benefits and Financial Provisions:
The estimated stipend for this program is competitive with similar residency programs nationwide. Residents are entitled to all benefits provided to full time University of Arizona personnel (International track).
Funds may be provided to help offset travel expenses to select state and national meetings including travel/CE allowance for the Western States/Southwestern States Conference and ASHP Midyear Meeting.
Applicants must be a graduate of an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy or pass the FPGEC exam and eligible for obtaining licensure in Arizona on July 1st.
Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital participates in the ASHP Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for applications and the National Matching Service (NMS) for the residency matching process.
Please submit the following REQUIRED documents through the PhORCAS system by January 1st:
Letter of Intent
Pharmacy school transcripts
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Three (3) completed standardized reference forms (at least one reference from a clinical rotation preceptor)
ASHP Code: 81057 NMS Match Code: 274513
On-site interviews for invited applicants will occur in late January through the end of February.
For additional information about the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program, please contact:
The pharmacy residency program at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy was established in 1975. With more than 40 years of experience, the residency program has evolved into one of the largest and most prestigious in the nation. Five University of Arizona residencies, including an international program, account for an average of 30 graduates every year. We encourage you to explore Tucson and consider applying to our competitive program.
The five University of Arizona residency programs include: Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, Banner – University Medical Center South, Northwest Medical Center, College of Pharmacy Medication Management Center, and El Rio Community Health Center.