Pharmacy Residency Programs

Pharmacy Residency Programs at Ascension Genesys Hospital

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The PGY1 Residency Program at Ascension Genesys Hospital provides a guided, organized post-graduate 12 month training program that prepares its trainees through focused patient care experiences as well as longitudinal experiences in project management activities and student precepting.

  • Our residency program aims to produce well-rounded pharmacy practitioners who are able to navigate the ever-changing pharmacy practice landscape and health care practice environment. 
  • The program recently expanded from 2 to 3 residents with the 2021-2022 residency class, and the expansion was supported by a grant from the ASHP Foundation's Pharmacy Residency Expansion Grant Program. Moving forward, the PGY1 program will continue to offer 3 resident positions per class.

Ascension Genesys Hospital will be starting a 24 month PGY1 / PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) Residency Program beginning in July 2023. One PGY1 / PGY2 HSPAL resident position will be offered per year.

Ascension Genesys Hospital PGY1 Residency Program Purpose Statement

  • PGY1 Program Purpose: PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.  
  • Upon completion of the residency program at Ascension Genesys Hospital, our residents will be experienced, confident, and patient-focused pharmacy practitioners who are able to serve a diverse array of patient populations. As members of the interdisciplinary health care team, our residents will be responsible for (1) ensuring safe, effective, and evidence-based medication therapies and (2) achieving optimal patient outcomes related to these therapies. They will exhibit professional integrity by establishing and following a personal philosophy of practice, utilizing self-assessment skills to monitor their individual performance, exhibiting commitment to the development of profession, and demonstrating leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system and associated processes. Ultimately, residents of the Ascension Genesys Hospital program will become well-rounded pharmacy practitioners who will possess the knowledge and leadership skills necessary to drive the advancement of pharmacy practice within the inpatient setting.

Program Goals/Intended Outcomes of Residency Training at Ascension Genesys Hospital

  • The intended outcome of the PGY1 residency program is to develop a pharmacy practitioner who:
  • Promotes appropriate and evidence-based use of medications through the use of evaluative pharmacy skills
  • Takes accountability of medication-related outcomes for their patients
  • Effectively communicates to colleagues and within the health care team
  • Proficiently educates a variety of audiences on medication-related topics
  • Maintains a level of professionalism that represents our community-based hospital and Catholic health care ministry

Accreditation Status of the PGY1 Residency Program at Ascension Genesys Hospital

  • After completing the initial accreditation survey in April 2018 by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the PGY1 residency program at Ascension Genesys Hospital achieved full accreditation for 8 years
  • Receiving 8 years accreditation is the longest a program can be accredited for after completion of a survey, and full accreditation demonstrates alignment of the program at Ascension Genesys Hospital with the residency accreditation standards set forth by ASHP