Swedish Medical Center's ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Residency Program offers six PGY-1 resident positions. The purpose of Swedish’s PGY-1 Residency Program is to prepare resident pharmacists for hospital and ambulatory clinical positions, adjunct faculty positions, teaching and precepting positions, clinical administrative projects or further PGY-2 training in a focused area of practice. Experiences are uniquely designed to suit the individual need and interests of the resident.
Rotationsinclude cardiac, critical, medical, neonatal, neurology, pediatric, and surgical intensive care medicines; ambulatory care; general medicine; inpatient and outpatient oncology; kidney, liver, pancreas, and stem cell transplantation; general pediatrics; obstetrics; special care nursery; family practice; anticoagulation clinic; antimicrobial stewardship; and pharmacy practice administration. The flexible curriculum also provides the resident with the opportunity to be involved in planning, implementing and evaluating new rotations and services.
Requirements: The resident will complete a longitudinal research project of their own choosing, provide education, teach to either pharmacy students or nurse practitioners, have all major holidays off, paid recruiting travel expenses, free parking, complete clinical projects, and have rotational experience opportunities at five different hospital campuses.
Applicants must be graduates or candidates for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). At a minimum, the program must be a five-year pharmacy degree program.
Applicants to the PGY-1 pharmacy residency must be licensed or eligible for pharmacist licensure in the state of Washington.
To apply to our program, please submit the following:
Curriculum Vitae (no longer than 10 pages)
Three letters of recommendation: one for employer, one from acute rotation preceptor
Official copy of pharmacy school transcript; please include undergrad if pharmacy school is Pass/No Pass
For further PGY1 questions, please contact Kristine Eng (PGY1 Residency Program Coordinator) at email@example.com
Since our beginnings in 1910, Swedish has been the region's standard-bearer for the highest-quality health care at the best value.
Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area with five hospital campuses: First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds, and Issaquah. We also have ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek, and a network of more than 100 primary care and specialty clinics throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish is affiliated with Providence Health & Services, a Catholic, not-for-profit organization founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1856. With more than 76,000 employees, Providence operates 50 hospitals and 475 physician clinics across five states. Based in Renton, Wash., Providence Health & Services also provides strategic and management services to integrated health-care systems in Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
The Swedish Medical Center (SMC) ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency Program offers six (6) PGY1 resident positions and one (1) PGY-2 Critical Care position (see below).
1. PGY-1 Residency Program
Swedish began its Residency Program in 2003 initially with two (...2) residents and increased to our current status of six (6) residents in 2020. The Department of Pharmacy is composed of a highly talented team of experienced practitioners committed to providing quality residency training and excellent pharmaceutical care over five (5) separate campuses.
Our decentralized patient care area pharmacists (PCAPs) work closely with physicians, nurses and other health care workers to provide excellent patient care by monitoring and prescribing under collaborative drug therapy agreements (CDTAs): select antibiotics (i.e. aminoglycosides, vancomycin), parenteral nutrition, anticoagulation therapy (i.e. warfarin, heparin infusion, argatroban, bivalirudin), anemia management, adult renal adjustment of medications, IV to enteral conversion, antiepileptics (i.e. phenytoin, valproic acid), and other dosing services upon request. We also operate the outpatient oncology infusion service, coordinated with the Swedish Cancer Institute, and an investigational drug service.
For any PGY1 questions or further information, please contact Kris Eng (PGY1 Residency Program Coordinator) at Kristine.Eng@swedish.org
2. PGY-2 Critical Care Residency Program
Swedish Medical Center's ASHP Accredited PGY-2 Critical Care Residency Program, with one (1) resident began July 2020. The PGY-2 resident will have 6x six week required learning experiences (MICU, SICU, Neuro ICU, Cardiac ICU, Pediatric ICU and Emergency Department). There are elective rotation options (Neuro/Cardiac Emergency Department, Neonatal ICU, Community MICU/SICU and Community Emergency Department). The PGY-2 resident will also do a longitudinal research project, to be presented at Western States Residency Conference, along with smaller short-term projects related to critical care. The staffing requirement will be every other weekend and staff will be covering a clinical shift.
Requirements for application are completion of PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Washington state licensure or eligible for licensure, 3 letters of recommendation, a copy of candidate CV and a letter of intent. Also need to be available for on-site interview. We will be participating in National Match.
For any PGY2 questions or further information, please contact Julia Ganey (PGY2 Residency Program Director) at Julia.Ganey@swedish.org