Pharmacy Residency Program Overview: The Residency Program is committed to developing pharmacy practitioners with the knowledge and skills required to promote and deliver high-quality pharmaceutical care services. Our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is designed to meet the requirements as outlined by ASHP. Pharmacy residents completing a PGY1 Residency at PSPH will gain competency in the management of patients on all parts of the acuity spectrum, from ambulatory to critical care. Residents are responsible for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as a part of interdisciplinary health care teams. Residents will have the opportunity to participate in a longitudinal ambulatory care experience, and they will also be involved in successful transitions of care to help prevent medication-related hospital readmissions. The resident will learn to work independently in all assigned practice areas. Residents will have opportunities to educate others by presenting clinical in-services, teaching and precepting pharmacy students. The goal is for each pharmacy resident to grow into an experienced clinical pharmacist, be proactive and assertive in their interactions with other staff and disciplines and foster an awareness of local and national pharmacy issues.
Among the Northern Rocky Mountain’s Most Advanced Health Care Systems Providence St. Patrick Hospital (PSPH) is an award winning 253 bed, not-for-profit general and referral center with a Level II Trauma Center. PSPH is part of the Providence Health System, which operates over 50 hospitals across seven states in the Western United States. Located in Missoula, PSPH offers a full range of medical, surgical and critical care services and has over 10,000 admissions per year for a 17- county service area. Our PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency began at the University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy and is designed to achieve the goals and objectives described by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
Applicant Requirements To be considered for the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, you must be registered with the ASHP Matching Program. All applications are submitted via PhORCAS. Prior to the start of the program, the resident will have graduated from an ACPE accredited college or school of pharmacy and shall be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Montana. Applicants must pass all Providence employment screenings including but not limited to drug screens, background and health screening. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen. Strong residency candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrate a pattern of professionalism and leadership, as well as being committed to patient focused pharmaceutical care.
About Providence St. Patrick Hospital- Missoula, MT
At Providence St. Patrick Hospital (PSPH), you will have a chance to develop advanced skills in contemporary pharmacy practice. The residency
is flexible, permitting us to individualize the emphasis of the program to meet your specific professional goals. The Providence organization
believes strongly in patient-centered, clinical pharmacy practice. Through our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, you will gain the broad experience
necessary to succeed as a clinical pharmacist.