The PHORCAS application portal (https://portal.phorcas.org/) opens for applicants to register for applications on 11/2/2022. Applicants may submit applications through that portal starting on that date. Applications may be submitted through that portal to our program through 1/1/2023. Deadline information can be found here: https://natmatch.com/ashprmp/schedule.html
Applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States. We do not sponsor Visas of any type.
Join our preceptors, current residents, RPC and RPD for an opportunity to discuss the 2023-2024 PGY1 residency program at Memorial Hospital
As our healthcare system continues to evolve, there is no question that well-trained pharmacists will remain pivotal in addressing the health care needs of our communities.
The ultimate goal of the Memorial Hospital Pharmacy Residency PGY1 Program is to produce clinical pharmacists that provide exemplary patient care in interdisciplinary teams, capable of leading the profession and working within the framework of a health care system.
We’re excited to offer our residents a variety of strong experiences and are proud of the post-residency placement of our program graduates over the past several years.
The Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program at Memorial is designed to develop self-directed practitioners in a hospital environment. This is a 54-week postgraduate training experience that is designed to provide residents with advanced instruction in all aspects of pharmacy practice: acute patient care, drug information, drug use policy development, practice management and ambulatory care. This program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Memorial Hospital of South Bend provides a systems-based approach, with outcomes consistent with ASHP’s Pharmacy Residency Standards for a hospital setting.
Pharmacists completing a residency at Memorial Hospital of South Bend will enhance their competency in the following areas:
Rotations vary in format from five weeks to longitudinal rotations. The rotations are designed to provide structure and guidance with the flexibility to customize learning experiences to each resident’s personal and professional needs. Emphasis is placed on establishing a personal philosophy of practice, developing leadership and teaching skills, utilizing performance self-evaluation and exhibiting commitment to the profession.
The ultimate goal of the Memorial Hospital Pharmacy Residency PGY1 Program is to produce clinical pharmacists that provide exemplary patient care in interdisciplinary teams capable of leading the profession and working within the framework of a healthcare system.
To be considered for a PGY1 residency position at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, the following criteria must be met:
Memorial Hospital of South Bend currently offers two positions in our pharmacy residency program.
Memorial Hospital’s residency learning experiences are designed to help residents develop the necessary skills for providing optimal pharmaceutical care to patients in a variety of care settings. The resident’s first rotation will be spent orienting and training with the drug distribution components of the Department of Pharmacy Services.
Resident staffing commitments are approximately every fourth weekend with four hours one weekday per week and may involve centralized or decentralized order entry/verification and/or clinical services. Residents may be expected to respond to hospital emergencies, such as codes, etc. ACLS training is provided.
Residents will serve as preceptors for pharmacy students on clinical clerkships. Optional participation in a pharmacy residency teaching certificate program is also available.
Presentations to pharmacy staff will occur frequently, as will presentations at Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and subcommittee meetings. Residents are required to present the results of his/her residency research project at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference.
Each resident is expected to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference. Financial allocation is provided by Memorial Hospital for the associated educational expenses as well as for the optional teaching certificate program above.
Applicants must hold or be in the process of obtaining a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy. Applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in Indiana by August 31st.
The hospital provides residents with one white lab coat for use within the hospital.
Salary compensation is $50,000.00. Each resident receives 10 days of vacation/personal leave for the year; six paid holidays will also be provided.
The hospital recognizes six (6) holidays annually. These include: New Year’s Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving and Christmas. Residents who work a holiday may choose another day to take off with approval.
Residents are provided a wireless laptop computer.
The hospital will provide each resident with a discounted Adult Physical Fitness Membership at Beacon Health & Fitness. Membership includes use of a weight room, lap pool, stationary bicycles, rowing machines, racquetball courts and aerobics classes. Family members age 14 and older qualify to be part of family memberships at a discounted rate.
The hospital will provide each resident and his/her spouse and dependent children up to age 26 with a group medical, dental and vision insurance plan.
The hospital’s general liability insurance policy provides coverage for each resident while he/she is acting within the scope of his/her hospital duties. The resident is also insured for medical practice activities performed outside the scope of the residency program (i.e., “moonlighting”) only if the activity is within Beacon Health System.
The hospital will provide life insurance to each resident. Coverage will be 1x his/her annual salary.
Residents have the opportunity to purchase low-cost term life insurance up to $500,000 in increments of $10,000. Amounts over $250,000 require a health statement. The resident has the opportunity to purchase life insurance for the family. Spousal coverage can be purchased in $5,000 increments up to one half of the amount purchased for the resident. Coverage for dependent children is in the amount of $10,000.
The resident is eligible to contribute on a before-tax basis to a 403(b) account from his/her pay.
Residency Program Director
Residency Program Coordinator