Pharmacy Residency | Adventist HealthCare | Maryland

Pharmacy Residency

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Advance your career through the Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency Program at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland.

PGY-1 Residency

Our ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency program is designed to build on Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes. You’ll learn skills to care for patients in various pharmacy settings.

Benefits of the Program

The program helps develop clinical pharmacists who are responsible for the medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions and who are eligible for applying for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training.

You’ll also be able to:

  • Provide pharmaceutical care in various environments
  • Become integral member of the multi-disciplinary health care team who is responsible for drug therapy outcomes
  • Conduct practice with a high level of maturity and leadership
  • Develop a personal plan for professional development
  • Do practice-related research
  • Teach other professionals and patients about drugs


Get firsthand experience applying your knowledge to patient care while you work as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team. Following an orientation rotation, participants will complete these rotations:

Required Rotations

Take part in required rotations that cover:

  • Administration
  • Adult internal medicine
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Critical care
  • Maternal medicine and neonatal intensive care (NICU)

Elective Rotations

Choose from rotations in:

  • Advanced critical care
  • Clinical informatics
  • Emergency medicine
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Behavioral health

Longitudinal Activities

Over the course of the program, you’ll have opportunities to take part in:

  • In-services
  • Journal club
  • Medication safety/medication usage evaluation
  • Newsletter writing
  • Research project

Staffing Requirements

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.

Required Conferences

Connect and network with peers and other professionals at:

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Eastern States Residency Conference

Certificate Programs Available

Work towards optional OR required certification in:

  • Teaching Certificate Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).

Application Process

Submit your application by January 1st each year through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Applications should include:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Transcripts from school or college of pharmacy attended
  • Three professional references

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