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 during onboarding.
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.
Residents receive 16 working days of paid vacation each year.
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.
Dr. Flowers is from New Orleans, Louisiana. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Doctorate of Pharmacy from Xavier University of Louisiana. Her clinical interests are ambulatory care, medication safety and academia. Her interests are driven by her passion to work closely with patients and providers to enhance long-term patient health outcomes. She hopes to complete a PGY2 in one of these interest areas with the goal of impacting patients, the community and eventually global health. During her free time, she enjoys watching independent films and trying out new restaurants.
Christine is from Hinckley, Ohio and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University in 2020. Her clinical practice interests include emergency medicine and critical care. Christine plans to pursue a PGY2 residency in one of her interest areas. In her free time, Christine enjoys exploring new places, hiking, taking care of plants, and playing the flute.