Saint Joseph PGY1 Pharmacy Resident in an Ambulatory Setting
Saint Joseph Health System Family Medicine Center
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
OK! First things first. A group of us will be in person at Midyear! ...BUT a whole slew of us will also be virtual on December 15th at 1000-1050, 1100-1150, 1200-1250, 100-150, 200-250, 300-350, Eastern Time, on zoom. (link below)
Look forward to seeing you! Check out our information on the google drive (link below) and on instagram @SJHSpharmresidency for this and other places you can find us. Don't forget to sign our guestbook (link below)
Now...Second things second: If you would like to apply to both of our PGY1 programs, feel free! We'll probably notice as we pay attention to that sort of thing, but we assign no meaning or significance to it other than the fact that you may be interested in both programs.
And....You guessed it....Third things third: Interviews will be in person from January 23rd to February 6th, excluding weekends and Tuesdays. Tentative times will be ; Tentative interview times-AM interviews 0845 to 1315, PM interviews-1050 to 1530
Saint Joseph Health System is proud to offer three Pharmacy Resident positions in a 54 week, ASHP accredited, PGY1 pharmacy residency in an ambulatory setting. This residency is conducted primarily within Saint Joseph Health System Family Medicine Center which also houses our Family Medicine residency program. The residency year is comprised of both elective and required experiences combined in a quadrimester format in addition to elective block rotations. Quadrimester!! Yep. It's a thing. We know it's nontraditional. Feel free to ask us about it. It is designed to graduate clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
Annual Wellness Visits
Physician Network Quality Metrics
Sister Maura Brannick Health Center (SMBHC)
Staffing (Tuesdays 5-9 at SMBHC for~16 weeks)
Transitions of Care— Ambulatory
Advanced General Medicine
Global Health Track (Absolutely able to give time; financial support sometimes -- pending approval of organization)
Transitions of Care— Inpatient
You can't turn around without teaching someone: patients, students, residents, even faculty. Residents have the opportunity to complete didactic lectures for pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and medical residents at Saint Joseph Health System. In addition to this, residents have the lecture opportunities at colleges of pharmacy. Residents are given the opportunity to precept pharmacy students and participate in the preceptorship of family medicine resident rotations. Residents are able to participate in the Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate
Residency Pearls Beyond Our Stellar Preceptors and Curriculum
The Mission of Saint Joseph Health Center is very tangible on a daily basis.
We focus on training people who happen to have chosen pharmacy as a profession instead of just training pharmacists.
Our atmosphere is unique as we are a residency program that grew a department of pharmacy.
We know our stuff, but we like to have fun. Patient care is serious, not everything else has to be.
We expect our residents to become autonomous and take great strides to foster independence by intentionally modeling, coaching, and facilitating.
We graduate three dimensional pharmacists (even though they take up more space than one or two dimensional pharmacists :) ). You will be able to treat patients, teach students, and lead into the future.
Our residency programs are very collegial. You will feel like you are part of a class of 40 residents.
We prefer to have our PGY1 pharmacy residents continue in the PGY2 program, but it is not required.
Our alumni network is vast and ALL alumni freely give back to the program on an annual basis.
We are the first PGY1 pharmacy residency program to include training in global health -- transparently, we have to see what this looks like with COVID.
We were/are one of the first PGY1 pharmacy residency programs focused in ambulatory care.
Number of Available Positions
$50659 over 54 weeks(the contract will state $48,782.74 as Annual Base - 52 weeks)
Sign on bonus (Formerly relocation stipend)
15 days paid time off plus holidays
Five days for continuing education
Continuing education stipend
Reimbursement for BPS exam, budget permitting or through continuing education stipend
Reimbursement for ACCP and ASHP membership
Reimbursement for IPTeC, Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conferences
Reimbursement for Midyear Clinical Meeting, pending organization approval
Getting to see the Eds on a daily basis ;)
**Potential questions to ask our current residents**
Zach Martin (PGY1 Am Care): What is the most effective basketball shot?
Olivia Ramey (PGY1 Am Care): What is the proper spine alignment when deadlifting?
Ermina Begovic: (PGY2 Am Care): What will kill you in Bosnia?
Mallory Carter (PGY1 Am Care): What is the best carbonated libation known to personkind?
Priyanka Patel (PGY2 Am Care): What country was terrorized by Jack the Ripper?
Michelle Adgalanis (PGY2 Am Care): Who would win in a pie-spinning-while-riding-unicycles-backwards-uphill-in-the-snow-contest: Brock Davis or Lynn Thoma?
Audrey Wong (PGY1 Acute Care): What is your favorite flavor/color Haribo gummy bear?
The SJHS Pharmacy Residency requires the following items be uploaded into PhORCAS:
A formal letter of intent
Official transcripts from an ACPE-accredited university
A current curriculum vitae
Three PhORCAS letters of recommendation
The deadline for application is Jan. 2.
For more program specific information, please see:
About Saint Joseph Health System Family Medicine Center
As host to three residency programs for practitioners from medical, podiatric, and pharmacy schools, Saint Joseph Health System offers advanced clinical training in an environment optimized for independent advancement and collaborative learning. Each program offers its trainees unopposed access to patients while having ideal collaborators available through the other residencies. This collaboration mimics the skills new pharmacists and physicians will need to thrive in the future healthcare environment. Through this we offer technological advancement, clinical excellence, and value-based care to our patients and state-of-the-art training to our residents.