The purpose of our PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program is to educate and train pharmacists with the primary emphasis on the development of practice skills in a number of specialized pharmacy practice areas. A pharmacist completing this program will be a competent generalist who can function in multiple roles within a pharmacy system. The program allows sufficient flexibility to adapt to the needs and interests of the individual resident yet provides the basic foundation to develop professional practice skills. Upon completion of this program, the resident will be prepared to enter a specialty residency, fellowship program, or a clinical practice position.
The Residency Experience
Three residency positions will be offered each year. The first five weeks of the program will be spent orienting and training in pharmacy operations and clinical pharmacy consultation services including pharmacokinetics, anticoagulation, and nutrition support. Rotations are generally five weeks in length, with a focus on required rotations during the first half of the residency year. There will be a three week block in December and January designated for project work.
Required Learning Experiences (Six)
Administration and Practice Management (plus a longitudinal component)
Internal Medicine: Staff Medicine Service* and Hospitalist Medicine Service*
Critical Care: Cardiac ICU, Medical ICU, and Surgical ICU
Elective Learning Experiences (Three)
Transitions of Care
Pulmonary Critical Care*
Internal Medicine Ambulatory Care Clinic†
Psychiatry Ambulatory Care Clinic†
Nephrology Ambulatory Care Clinic†
Bariatric Ambulatory Care Clinic
All required rotations can be repeated
*Academic rounding service with medical residents; †Offsite rotation (limit of one per resident)
Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences
Clinical Coverage and Call
Operational Pharmacy Practice
Administration and Practice Management
At PBMC, residents have the opportunity to hone their skills as a preceptor and teacher of health care professionals. Residents will have the opportunity to co-precept 4th year pharmacy students and to be involved in student presentation evaluations. There are also ample opportunities to participate in both didactic and facilitation course work through Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Residents can also participate in an ACPE accredited teaching certificate program.
Required Residency Activities
Orientation program during the first five weeks of residency
Operational service commitment of approximately 20 hours per month on weekday evenings designed to ensure residents gain experience and can function as pharmacy generalists
Clinical call commitment every third weekend
Service or research project designed to improve the services of the department or to achieve a specific research objective
Results presented at the Alabama Residency Conference and the Southeastern Residency Conference
Manuscript suitable for publication prepared
Medication use evaluation to develop an understanding of the medication use process
Various longitudinal drug information projects to improve understanding of policy and procedure development
Seminar presentation at medical noon conference
Successful completion the BLS and ACLS curricula and active participation in medical emergencies
Major medical insurance
15 vacation days
5 professional leave days
Financial support for ASHP Midyear Meeting and Southeastern Residency Conference attendance
Qualifications of Applicants
Applicants must possess a PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited college or school of pharmacy and must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Alabama. Selected applicants will be required to visit PBMC for an on-site interview.
Applications are due by December 31st. All application materials should be submitted via PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application).
Application packets must include all of the following:
Letter of intent
Official transcripts of all professional pharmacy education
Three electronic references completed by healthcare professionals who can attest to your clinical practice abilities and aptitudes. Two of your references must be from APPE rotation preceptors. Detailed comments must be provided.
About Princeton Baptist Medical Center
Princeton Baptist Medical Center has been a landmark in the Birmingham community and the cornerstone of the Baptist hospitals for more than 90 years. Personalized service in a family atmosphere has earned Princeton a significant share of the metro Birmingham market. Princeton offers outstanding programs in a wide range of medical and surgical specialties to meet the diverse needs of our patients, including cardiac care, with structural heart and valve care, bariatric surgery, orthopedics, women’s services, diagnostic imaging, and emergency care.
Since we opened our doors in 1922, Princeton Baptist Medical Center has been dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our community. This is shown in our daily commitment to compassionate patient care and our active presence in this community we call home.
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