Residency Program

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Qualifications for Applicants

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).

  1. Resident applicants shall be graduates of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program OR have equivalent experience.
  2. Resident applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of Oklahoma. Licensure must be obtained by October 1st.
  3. Resident applicants shall participate and adhere to all rules of the ASHP Resident Matching Program Process.
  4. Resident applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

Information for Applicants

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 15th.

Required application materials include the following:

  1. A letter of intent
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Pharmacy school transcripts
  4. Three letters of recommendation

Rotations

1. Core Rotations

  • Orientation and Training (July-September)
  • Nutrition Primer (2 weeks)
  • Adult Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Administration/Management (December)
  • Oncology Support
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Precepting
  • Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial Stewardship

2. Longitudinal Rotations

  • Medication Preparation and Distribution
  • Major Research Project
  • Practice Management/Chief Resident
  • Informatics
  • Rehabilitative Care

3. Elective Rotations (depending on preceptor availability)

  • Nutrition
  • Administration/Practice Management
  • Advanced Adult Medicine, ID, Oncology or Cardiology
  • Precepting
  • Ambulatory Care (off-site)
  • Pediatrics (off-site)

Benefits

1. Salary and Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • The 2013-2014 PGY1 residents will receive a stipend of $36,000.
  • Residents will be given 10 days for vacation and sick time in addition to 4 holidays off during their 12-month program.

2. Benefits

  • Health insurance: choice of basic or comprehensive medical, dental and vision care coverage effective August 1st
  • Basic life insurance

3. Funding for Professional Meetings

  • Financial support will be provided to each resident attending ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting in December, and the ALCALDE Pharmacy Residency Leadership Conference in April. The amount of support is dependent on the availability of funds. Funding for additional meetings may be provided at the discretion of the Residency Program and the Pharmacy Director.

Teaching Activities

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.

Research Project

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.

Staffing Requirements

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.

  • This staffing obligation will also include staffing consecutive days around whichever holiday they have been assigned.
  • The residents not assigned to that holiday will have off that day. These days off will not be deducted from the resident’s PTO bank.

3. All 3 PGY-1 residents will also be required to work Memorial Day weekend.

Contact

Brian Hughes, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Residency Program Director
Norman Regional Health System
901 N. Porter
Norman, OK 73070
(405) 307-1984