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Pharmacy Residency

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

Our pharmacy has academic affiliations with University of Maryland, Howard University and Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy.

PGY-1 Residency Goals & Objectives

Build on your Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and learn skills to care for patients in variety of 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:

  • Be responsible for drug therapy outcomes as an integral member of the multi-disciplinary health care team
  • Conduct your practice with a high level of maturity and leadership
  • Develop a personal plan for professional development
  • Do practice-related research
  • Teach professionals and patients about drugs

ASHP Accredited Program

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.

Required Rotations

Take part in required rotations that cover:

  • Administration
  • Adult internal medicine
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Critical care
  • Neonatal intensive care (NICU) and maternal medicine

Elective Rotations

Choose from rotations in:

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

Activities & Research

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

  • 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

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).

EOE/Pre-employment drug screening and mandatory flu vaccine. We are a tobacco-free campus.

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Application Information

We will accept applications only through PhORCAS. Applications should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, transcripts from school or college of pharmacy attended and three references.

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