The Riverside Community Hospital post-graduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency program is a 52-week postgraduate curriculum. Our residency training philosophy is to foster pharmacy career growth by offering diverse experiences in multidisciplinary environments. The RCH pharmacy department is decentralized with clinical pharmacist practice sites including infectious diseases, medical intensive care, surgical intensive care, emergency department/trauma, medical/surgical, and cardiovascular. In addition to being mentored by highly trained preceptors in a variety of specialized practice areas, pharmacy residents will train alongside more than 220 resident physicians in 11 specialties from RCH’s Graduate Medical Education program. Moreover, the RCH pharmacy department is affiliated with three pharmacy schools and residents will have the opportunity to co-precept pharmacy students. Residents are given the opportunity to be trained in 517-bed acute care facility with one of the largest emergency departments, Level 1 Trauma Center, one of the largest STEMI (heart attack) receiving center, fully accredited Chest Pain Center, invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures, the Center of Excellence for Surgical Weight Loss, the Cancer Center, and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Residents will receive drug information and practice resources to competently practice as a clinical pharmacist and fulfill consult services for parenteral nutrition, warfarin, heparin, aminoglycosides, and vancomycin. The resident will have the opportunity to obtain ACLS certification to response to Code activations. Residents are expected to be extensively involved with the Pharmacy and Therapeutics process and facility and corporate meetings. In all, the resident will receive training to be a steward of patient centered care and evidence-based medicine.

Length of program

12 months

Number of positions

3 PGY1 Positions

Accreditation status

Accredited

Required Learning Experiences

Required Learning Experiences

Duration (weeks)

Administration/Management

6 weeks

Central Services

6 weeks

Critical Care, Medical

6 weeks

Critical Care, Surgical

6 weeks

Emergency Medicine

6 weeks

Infectious Disease

6 weeks

Internal Medicine

6 weeks

Orientation

4 weeks

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

Duration (weeks)

Quality Improvement, Project Management and Professional Development

52 weeks

Staffing

52 weeks

Research

52 weeks

Elective Learning Experiences

Elective Learning Experiences - any two

Duration (weeks)

Trauma

4 weeks

Medication Safety

4 weeks

Repeat one of the below core rotations

  • Internal medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious disease

4 weeks

Benefits

  • Estimated stipend: $55,000
  • Other benefits Include: paid time off (including holidays), health/dental/vision
  • Personal desk space with computer and other professional materials
  • Travel/CE allowance: ASHP Midyear Meeting, CSHP Conference
  • Free covered on-site parking