Our PGY1 Residency Program offers a blend of structure and flexibility to create a well-rounded, engaging clinical experience. Following a 6-week orientation to the department, residents rotate through nine, five-week long block experiences composed of 6 core (required) rotations and 3 resident-selected elective rotations. Residents also complete longitudinal experiences with activities designed to foster the growth of the resident. All resident learning experiences, both rotational and longitudinal, are designed to align with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists four required competency areas: (R1) Patient care, (R2) Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care, (R3) Leadership and Management, and (R4) Teaching, Education and Dissemination of Knowledge.
Core (Required) Rotational Learning Experiences:
Orientation: 6 weeks
Medicine I: 5 weeks
Emergency Medicine: 5 weeks
Management and Leadership: 5 weeks
Critical Care: 5 weeks
Infectious Disease: 5 weeks
Transitions of Care: 5 weeks
Pediatrics and Neonatal Medicine: 5 weeks
Oncology: 5 weeks
Cardiology: 5 weeks
Ambulatory Care: 5 weeks
Medicine II: 5 weeks
Staffing: Every 3rd weekend and one weekday shift every third week.
Leadership and Service Improvement Activities:
Resident research or quality improvement capstone project (presented at Midwest Resident’s Conference)
Medication use evaluation (presented at ASHP Midyear)
Hospital committee involvement (Antimicrobial Stewardship or Pharmacy and Therapeutics)
Present a medication monograph or medication class comparison
Chair the resident travel or recruitment committee
Participate in the Resident Emotional Support Team (REST) Committee
Participate and help coordinate (with the RPD) the annual residency retreat
Design and present two continuing education lectures to pharmacy staff
Present two case conferences and precept one student case
Present at least two pharmacy inservices (patient and provider)
Present two literature reviews using the POEMs methodology
Design and present one preceptor development session (during the resident retreat)
Co-precept pharmacy students
Please visit our website for more information about our program including our mission and residency preceptors!
Applicants should complete their electronic residency application using the ASHP PhORCAS centralized application system at www.ashp.org/phorcas by January 3, 2019 at 11:59 CST. Complete applications should include the following:
A completed residency application
Verified PharmD transcripts
Personal statement/Letter of intent
Three completed standardized reference forms — Please ensure one of these references is from a clinical preceptor
About St. Cloud Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
The St. Cloud Hospital Pharmacy Department is proud to offer a robust and rewarding PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Experience. The department is composed of a large, integrated pharmacy staff that is excited to train pharmacy residents to be patient-focused leaders by providing a broad range of clinical experiences within our culture of teamwork. St. Cloud Hospital is a regional hospital with 489 licensed beds that offers a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services. St. Cloud Hospital was listed among “America’s Best Hospitals,” in 2017 by the U.S. News & World Report, was recently named a 100 Top Hospital® by Truven Health Analytics™ for the 10th time and is the largest employer in the St. Cloud area with over 5,000 employees. Be sure to visit our website for more information. Come join our pharmacy team in the heart of beautiful Central Minnesota!
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