The residency program at Multicare Yakima Memorial (MYM) is a post-graduate year one (PGY1) clinical and administrative program that provides residents with the opportunity to expand their clinical knowledge while they gain experience and strengthen leadership and teaching skills as an integral member of the interdisciplinary team. This program is fully accredited by ASHP.
The resident will achieve their personal and ASHP required goals and outcomes through the development of his/her individualized residency calendar. The calendar will be comprised of required, longitudinal and elective experiences that vary in range from 2-6 weeks depending on the experience. Upon completion of the program, pharmacy residents are prepared to be eligible for board certification and for post year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
Rotation and Elective Experiences
Required rotations (41 weeks + longitudinal)
Orientation (5 weeks)
Critical Care (4 weeks)
Emergency Medicine (2 weeks)
Family Practice Service with Medical Residents (6 weeks)
Oncology – inpatient and/or ambulatory care (6 weeks)
Drug Distribution/Staffing* (see below)
Internal Medicine* (2–3-week blocks throughout the year, total of 12 weeks)
Ambulatory Care - including specialized clinics with a focus on oncology, cardiology, and geriatrics (6 weeks)
Drug Distribution and control (staffing)* (Total 52 weeks, one 3-hour weekday shift and two 10-hour weekend shifts about every 3rd weekend)
Leadership and Management* (Total 44 weeks, ten 1-hour monthly topic discussions and dedicated time participating in performance improvement committees)
Residency Project Management* (Total 44 weeks, 1-2 days/month dedicated project days, 1 week at the end of the year for “wrap up”)
Teaching and Precepting* (Total 41 weeks, 1-2 days/month dedicated time for small group facilitation, lectures, etc.)
Elective rotation (10 weeks)
Administration – inpatient and/or ambulatory care (2 weeks)
Antimicrobial Stewardship (2-4 weeks)
Cardiology – inpatient and/or ambulatory care (2-4 weeks)
Hospice (2 weeks)
Infusion care (2-4 weeks)
Medication Safety (2 weeks)
Pediatrics/NICU (2-4 weeks)
Residents at MYM generally staff every third weekend (two 8 or 10 hour shifts) and one 3 hour evening weekday shift each week in addition to their 40 hour/week learning experience requirements. Each resident will work 1 non major holiday each year (Presidents Day or Memorial Day) and 1 major holiday (Thanksgiving - split between 2 residents or Christmas). This is considered a component of the residency program and is evaluated as part of a learning experience in the Drug Distribution and Clinical Staffing longitudinal rotation. Scheduling of these shifts will take into consideration resident licensure status, training, and ability to perform pharmacist functions.
Residents are required to complete an investigation of some aspect of pharmacy practice. This may be in the form of original research, or development or enhancement of pharmacy practice and patient care services. A final report in manuscript format is required and results will be presented at a regional residency conference or national pharmacy meeting. Residents will also submit their results for publication in a peer reviewed medical or pharmacy journal.
Resident Stipend: $65,500 annually
Dates: June 17, 2024– June 13, 2025
Full benefits package including:
Paid vacation (up to 10 days), holidays and sick leave
Medical, vision, dental and prescription coverage starting the 1st day of employment
Travel support for attendance at national and regional meetings
Multicare Yakima Memorial (MYM)
MYM and its Family of Services, is a not-for-profit community healthcare organization serving the residents of Central Washington
•226-licensed bed hospital plus 25 outpatient service locations supporting a full continuum of care that is accredited by the Joint Commission
•Busiest Emergency Department in Washington State
•Largest employer in Yakima County and employs over 2600 people with volunteers numbering over 650
•Known for its strong pharmacy presence. The recent CEO was a pharmacist, there have been two recent pharmacist service line directors
•Innovative clinical pharmacy services including: pharmacokinetic consultation, drug information consultation to patients and providers, glycemic control, emergency response teams (code blue, rapid response, trauma), inpatient and outpatient anticoagulation management services, medication reconciliation, meds-to-beds with discharge medication counseling and terminal symptom management through hospice prescriptive authority.
•Most pharmacists on staff also serve on one or more patient care improvement committees