The ASHP-accredited Post-Graduate Year One Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1) offered at Presbyterian Hospital in downtown Albuquerque is a flexible program designed to provide residents with unique experiences in both clinical and administrative practice. Written and oral communication skills are emphasized throughout the program, and residents will gain teaching experience through in-service presentations to our pharmacy, nursing, and medical staff. Residents also serve as preceptors for students at the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy and have the option to obtain a teaching certificate offered by the university.
Clinical rotations include:
- Cardiology (general and intensive care)
- Adult Medicine (general and intensive care)
- Pediatrics and Neonatology (general and intensive care)
- Infectious Diseases
- Oncology (inpatient and outpatient)
- Ambulatory Care
- Emergency Medicine
- Practice Management* with emphasis on clinical project management, patient safety, regulatory compliance, and pharmacy information services
- Teaching and Precepting*
- Anticoagulation (inpatient and outpatient)
- Palliative Care
- Managed Care through Presbyterian Health Plan
Each rotation is six weeks long, but can be shorter or longer, depending on the resident's program goals. July will be an orientation month, during which residents will rotate through the main pharmacy and the various pharmacist-staffed units.
The practice management rotation provides residents with a variety of administrative experiences, including involvement in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, the patient safety team, financial meetings, and transplant services.
Residents must have obtained New Mexico licensure by the end of August, since they will begin staffing in early September. Our staffing requirements are every other weekend (20 hours), and residents may take off either the Friday before or the Monday after each staffing weekend. Training typically begins on the general medicine unit, but can be tailored to residents' interests as the year progresses.
Additional program details, accreditation status, and contact information are available on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Residency Listing site