Advance your career through the Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency Program at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland.
Build on your Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education. You’ll learn skills to care for patients in various pharmacy settings.
Benefits of the Program
After you complete the PGY-1 program, you’ll be eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training. You’ll also be able to:
- Develop a personal plan for professional development
- Do practice-related research
- Teach professionals and patients about drugs
Feel confident you’ll get training from experienced mentors because the PGY-1 program meets requirements set by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Get firsthand experience applying your knowledge to patient care while you work as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team. You’ll prepare for a successful experience with an orientation session before rotations.
Take part in required rotations that cover:
- Adult internal medicine
- Antimicrobial stewardship
- Critical care
- Maternal medicine and neonatal intensive care (NICU)
Choose from rotations in:
- Advanced critical care
- Clinical informatics
- Emergency medicine
Activities & Research
Over the course of the program, you’ll have opportunities to take part in:
- Journal club
- Medication safety/medication usage evaluation
- Newsletter writing
- Research project
In addition to your clinical duties, you’ll staff Shady Grove Medical Center’s central pharmacy one weekday evening for an eight-hour shift every other week. You’ll also work every other weekend.
Connect and network with peers and other professionals at:
- American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting
- Eastern States Residency Conference
Work towards optional OR required certification in the Teaching Certificate Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and/or Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).