Qualifications for participation in Norman Regional Health System PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program are in accordance with criteria set forth by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
Candidates are required to complete and submit an online electronic application through PhORCAS. No hardcopy applications will be accepted. Click here to proceed to the PhORCAS website. The deadline for application submission is January 10th.
Required application materials include the following:
1. Core Rotations
2. Longitudinal Rotations
3. Elective Rotations (depending on preceptor availability)
1. Salary and Paid Time Off (PTO)
3. Funding for Professional Meetings
Resident involvement in all teaching activities fosters the development and refinement of the resident’s communication skills and knowledge base. This experience can build confidence and promote the effectiveness of the resident as a teacher. Residents will serve as co-preceptors for P-4 pharmacy students from OU College of Pharmacy on clinical rotations, and are expected to act as role models for these students. In addition, residents will be active in the hospital by participating in activities not limited to in-services, journal clubs, topic discussions, case studies and small group discussions throughout the year.
Each resident is required to develop and complete a research project during their 12-month tenure. Faculty and clinical staff will present project ideas during orientation, and residents will select a research topic based on their clinical interests. An appropriate preceptor will be selected to mentor and supervise the resident. Residents will develop a formal research proposal and submit the proposal to the Investigational Review Board (IRB) for approval. Each resident will present a poster on their research topic at ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting in the fall and ALCALDE Pharmacy Residency Leadership Conference in the spring.
PGY-1 residents are required to fulfill the service commitment (staffing) designed to ensure that residents gain experience and can function as individual, competent clinical practitioners. Each resident will train with preceptors and basic training, split between clinical and distribution/dispensing duties, will take place during the first three months of residency. At the conclusion of the basic training period, the designated preceptors and the resident will mutually determine if the resident is ready to function independently as a pharmacist.
The following staffing requirements generally apply:
1. Each resident will staff every third weekend (10 hour shifts) and four evening shifts every 3 weeks Monday-Thursday (4 hour shifts) beginning October 1st.
2. Each resident must work on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.
3. All 3 PGY-1 residents will also be required to work Memorial Day weekend.
Debbie Poland, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Residency Program Director
Norman Regional Health System
901 N. Porter
Norman, OK 73071