Pharmacy Residency Programs: PGY-1 Program


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The PGY-1 pharmacy residency program at Hennepin Country Medical Center (HCMC) builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

It is expected that graduates of the Hennepin Country Medical Center PGY-1 Residency Program will be competent and confident practitioners of direct and indirect patient care in multiple practice environments. They will be accountable for achieving optimal medication management as collaborative members of the health care team. These pharmacists will exercise skill in educating and communicating with other health care professionals, patients, and the community on topics relating to patient-centered care. They will demonstrate professional maturity by following a personal philosophy of practice, assessing their own performance, exhibiting commitment to the profession, and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system.

Clinical Rotation Requirements

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  • Pharmacist Operations/Orientation
  • Hospital Management
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Nephrology
  • Critical Care
  • Ambulatory Clinic

Clinical Elective Rotation Opportunities

  • Decentral Critical Care Evenings
  • Hospitalist Medicine
  • Burn Center
  • Pediatrics (General Pediatrics and Neonatal/Pediatric Intensive Care Units)
  • Ambulatory Kidney Transplant Clinic
  • Inpatient Transplant Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Cancer Center Clinic
  • Hematology / Oncology Consults
  • Positive Care / HIV Clinic
  • HIV / Infectious Disease Consults
  • Infectious Disease Consults
  • Poison Center / Toxicology
  • Medicine Clinic
  • Surgery / Neuroscience
  • Care / Renal Evenings

PGY-1 Residency Opportunities, Expectations and Requirements

Residents will participate and contribute in leadership and management activities for professional development, as noted below:

  • Attendance and participation in leadership and management meetings
  • Preparation and provision of clinical or disease-focused lectures to enhance teaching skills, including pharmacotherapy board certification preparatory lectures
  • Teach/ precept pharmacy students on Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) rotations, as able.

PGY-1 Residency Project Requirements

Residents will complete and present research within the organization and at regional and national meetings. Additionally, residents will compose research into professionally acceptable manuscript format for possible journal publication. Research activities are as noted below:

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  • Medication Use Evaluation
    • Submission of completed project in written format is required
    • Presentation within the hospital at an appropriate committee is requested and presentation at a regional or national meeting is optional
  • Longitudinal Residency Project
    • Submission of completed project in written manuscript format is required
    • Presentation of project in Poster format is required
    • Presentation of completed project in PowerPoint format is required

Longitudinal Management Requirements

Residents will contribute to departmental management activities, as noted below:

  • Adverse drug reporting within EPIC and/or Medwatch
  • Preparation and distribution of professional communications for the pharmacy and hospital
  • Ongoing attendance and participation in at least one hospital committee over the course of the residency program with transcription of meeting minutes at least once
  • Policy and protocol revision – clinical and administrative
  • Medication class review or cost analysis for Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Preparation of at least one medication monograph for formulary approval


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Lynn Weber, Pharm.D., BCOP
Clinical Pharmacist – Hematology/Oncology
PGY-1 Program Director and Pharmacy Residency Supervisor