Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) is a 402-bed facility located in Puyallup, Washington. GSH provides comprehensive health care services, including emergency care, intensive/critical care, stroke, cardiac, medical, surgical, family birth center, neonatal, oncology, Children’s Therapy, and rehabilitation programs. Other services include an ambulatory pharmacist clinic that cares for anticoagulation and diabetes patients.
The ASHP accredited pharmacy residency program at GSH has been in place since 1992.
Within the framework outlined in the ASHP Residency Program Standard, the residency program experience will be individualized to assure adequate training in three core areas: develop the resident’s competence in providing patient care; develop the resident’s competence in practice management; and require the resident to complete an appropriate project. The primary practice site for the residency program is Good Samaritan Hospital.
The GSH post-graduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency program prepares its graduates for clinical patient care positions in a hospital or clinic setting. Residents completing this program will have developed the necessary skills, including leadership, problem solving, and clinical judgment, to be competent clinical pharmacists. The residency program promotes the development of clinical, analytical, organizational, and leadership skills necessary to provide pharmaceutical care. The ASHP Residency Program Design and Conduct (RPDC) is used to assist in optimal resident learning.
REQUIRED Orientation (3 weeks)
REQUIRED Rotations (40 weeks)
Administration (2 weeks)
Cardiac (4 weeks)
Core/Distribution (2 week)
Critical Care (8 weeks)
Emergency (6 weeks)
Evening shift (2 weeks)
Infectious Disease (4 weeks)
Internal Medicine/Progressive Care (5 weeks)
Oncology (4 weeks)
Surgical (3 weeks)
ELECTIVE Rotations (5-7 weeks)
East Pierce Family Medicine Ambulatory Care Clinic (4 weeks)
Informatics (6 weeks)
Medication Safety (2 weeks)
NICU (2+ weeks)
Pediatrics (2+ weeks)
Psychiatric, inpatient (4 weeks)
Extend a required rotation (2+ weeks)
Create a new rotation (see below)
REQUIRED Practice Management Experiences (longitudinal)
Staffing (45 weeks, two 8hr shifts every other to every third weekend starting in August)
Conferences (2 weeks)
ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
Regional residency conference
Projects (45 weeks, one 8hr shift after each staffing weekend)
Major residency project
P&T (Drug Information/Monographs, SBAR, MUE)
Med Safety Committee (49 weeks, 1hr meeting monthly)
To allow for flexibility in the program, the resident may propose other elective learning experiences to fulfill areas of growth and special interests. A significant amount of resident involvement may be required to develop this elective experience. Also, the program has the flexibility to allow for an alternative site learning experience mutually agreed upon by the resident and program director.
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