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Pharmacy Residency Program at Saint Joseph Hospital

The Residency Program at Saint Joseph Hospital is designed to provide broad exposure to patient-centered care in a dynamic and goal-oriented environment. Emphasis is placed on development of independent practice skills in comprehensive pharmacy practice, clinical and didactic teaching, research methodology, and self-evaluation. Great importance is placed on the residents’ individual goals and expectations thereby allowing program experiences and assessments to be regularly restructured to keep pace with their development throughout the year.

An interactive teaching environment allows residents to precept pharmacy student experiences and present classroom lectures. The on-call program is a resident learning experience that exemplifies the critical role residents serve in providing patient care.  Residents are members of the Adult Cardiac Code team as well as the Medical Rapid Response team which provide care during emergency scenarios.  The Chief Resident program allows each resident to cultivate strong leadership qualities while serving as the primary contact for the residency during alternating blocks of time. Responsibilities of the Chief Resident include coordinating the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee meeting, attending medical staff meetings, and planning residency events. Upon completion of the program, each resident will be prepared to be exceedingly competitive in both clinical or leadership opportunities within the profession.

A variety of rotational as well as longitudinal experiences help to refine in-depth knowledge and skills in independent practice.  Rotations are offered in a variety of therapeutic areas and are tailored to the interests of the individual. While on clinical service, responsibilities of the resident include collaboration with healthcare team members and independent therapeutic drug monitoring to support optimal patient centered care.