Our residency program aims to develop graduate pharmacists into independent pharmaceutical care practitioners in acute care settings, potential educators or adjunct faculty, and/or ready for further training in PGY2 residency or fellowship programs. Residents interact with a variety of healthcare professionals including pharmacists, pharmacy specialists, physicians, medical residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, dieticians, social workers and other healthcare professionals as well as area pharmacy residents from other programs. The residency offers a full range of experiences in areas including: Critical Care, Trauma, Cardiovascular, Infectious Diseases, Hematology/Oncology, Psychiatry, Administration/Practice Management, Internal Medicine, Transitions of Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, Nutrition, Emergency Medicine, and Informatics. In addition, residents gain valuable experiences through multidisciplinary rounds, medication use evaluations, patient consults, and staffing. Residents will also have the opportunity to complete a quality improvement project, precept doctor of pharmacy students on rotations (both APPE and IPPE), and provide in-services to pharmacy as well as other health care providers. In addition, residents are involved in student instruction through teaching assistant assignments at the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy.
To apply a transcript from the School of Pharmacy, three reference letters, letter of intent, CV is required. Applications must be received by the January 4th deadline to be considered for the residency program beginning July 5th.
Applicants to the pharmacy residency program must be: licensed or be eligible for licensure in MN, have graduated or candidates for graduation from an ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy (or one pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and be a highly motivated pharmacist who desires advanced education and training.
About North Memorial Health Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
For more than 50 years, North Memorial has served the Twin Cities area with compassionate care. Today, North Memorial Health is a Level I Trauma Center and the largest independent health care system in the Twin Cities. We are affiliated with Maple Grove Hospital in Maple Grove, MN. North Memorial is a comprehensive stroke center and a recipient of the Elite Stroke Care Award from the American Heart and American Stroke Association. North Memorial was listed as one of just 11 hospitals in Minnesota to rank in the top 10 percent for patient safety in the U.S. Affiliated with the University of Minnesota's Family Practice Resident Program and College of Pharmacy, North Memorial offers a wide array of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services from birth through adulthood. Pharmacy practice is decentralized, utilizes an electronic medical record (EPIC®), and employs automated dispensing cabinets to dispense the majority of medication doses. The entire pharmacy department was completely remodeled in 2015.