- Orientation (8-12 weeks)
- Internal Medicine I (4 weeks)
- Infectious Diseases I (4 weeks)
- Critical Care I (4 weeks)
- Administration I (4 weeks)
- Internal Medicine II (4 weeks)
- Infectious Diseases II (4 weeks)
- Critical Care II (4 weeks)
Elective Rotation Options
- Administration II
- ICU III
- Internal Medicine III
- Infectious Diseases III
- Off-Site Rotation (opportunities available at Johns Hopkins Hospital)
- Medication Safety and Quality Improvement
- Pharmacotherapy Rounds
- Pharmacy Practice
- Research Project
- Teaching & Education
- Ambulatory Care
How to Apply and Application Requirements
- Pharm.D. or equivalent experience
- Eligibility for Maryland licensure
- Academic transcripts
- Curriculum Vitae
- Work experience
- Experiential education (rotations)
- Community service activities
- Professional organization involvement
- Leadership experiences
- Awards and honors received
- Research experience
- 3 letters of recommendation
- References should complete the reference section in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Traditional letters of reference are not required.
- Letter of intent
All components of the application must be uploaded into PhORCAS by the deadline noted in PhORCAS. Late applications will not be considered.
Howard County Medical Center PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency program is unable to sponsor visas at this time.
- Resident office with computer and laptop
- In-house phone and direct line (Ascom)
- ACLS certification
Travel and accommodation reimbursement for ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting and Eastern States Residency Conference.
Paid Time Off
Residents are given 20 PTO days and allowed two paid holidays, one hospital-recognized summer holiday and one hospital-recognized winter holiday.
Residents are on a probationary period for the first 90 days of employment per our Human Resources policy. After this time period has elapsed, residents accrue paid time off like regular staff members. All paid time off requests must be approved by the current preceptor as well as the residency program director in advance.
Standard Comprehensive Coverage
- Life insurance
Pharmacy Residency Staffing
Residents will staff every third weekend rotating between centralized staffing and clinical staffing responsibilities. The staffing component of the residency program will begin with a training period following the orientation month and the go-live is tentatively scheduled for September 1st, beginning with the Labor Day holiday weekend. Residents will gain experience by working the following shift assignments: central pharmacy, decentralized, and evening, as available based on the staffing needs of the department. Outside employment is not permitted while completing a PGY-1 residency at Howard County Medical Center.
All pharmacy staff members are hired with the expectation of staffing holidays and this requirement also applies to pharmacy residents. Residents will be responsible for working one winter holiday (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day) and one summer holiday (Labor Day weekend or Memorial Day weekend). While it depends on the staffing needs of the department, Labor Day weekend is usually set as the go-live for independent pharmacy staffing and the assigned summer holiday in the one-resident model.