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Pharmacy Residencies
Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy

Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy

​​The ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency offered at Presbyterian Hospital in downtown Albuquerque is a flexible program designed to provide residents with unique experiences in both clinical and administrative practice. The overall goal of the PGY1 program is to prepare residents for clinical practice by developing their technical, critical thinking and communication skills through interdisciplinary rounds and patient profile review, in-service education, precepting pharmacy students, and participation on pharmacy and hospital committees. At the end of the program, residents are well-prepared for a position in hospital pharmacy, board certification, or pursuit of a PGY2 residency program.

Learning Experiences

Learning experiences are typically five weeks long (flexible, depending on resident interests) with the exception of Clinical Fundamentals which is ten weeks. In addition to the required rotations below, residents may choose up to 3 electives.


  • Orientation

  • Pediatrics

  • Adult Medicine

  • Infectious Disease

  • Critical Care Based Setting*

*Emergency Medicine, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Adult ICU, Pediatric ICU


  • Ambulatory Care Clinic

  • Practice Management

  • Residency Project

  • Staffing (as a decentralized clinical pharmacist)

  • Teaching and Precepting


  • Cardiology

  • Neonatal ICU

  • Oncology

  • Pediatric Oncology

  • Drug Information

  • Behavioral Health**

  • Renal Transplant**

  • Substance-use Disorder/Opioid Stewardship**

**Precepted by a physician

July is an orientation month, during which residents 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, Therapeutics and Laboratory Committee, the patient safety team, and financial and compliance meetings.

Our staffing requirements are every other weekend (two 10-hour shifts), and residents may take off either the Friday before or the Monday after each staffing weekend. Staffing typically begins on a general medicine unit, but can be tailored to residents' interests as the year progresses.

Additional residency experiences include ACLS certification, Code Blue and Stroke Team training, Crucial Conversations® course, Leadership Journal/Book Club and the teaching certificate program through The University of New Mexico (optional).

Benefits (2023–2024)

  • Salary: approximately $45,000

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Free parking

  • Two weeks paid time off and six holidays

  • Registration, travel, and housing expenses covered for the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and a regional pharmacy conference

  • Membership to ASHP

To Apply

  • You must be a graduate of an ACPE-Accredited College of Pharmacy and be eligible for New Mexico pharmacy licensure.

  • The following information should be submitted via ASHP’s Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) on or before Wednesday, January 8, 2024:

    • letter of intent

    • official transcript(s) of all pharmacy-related coursework

    • three letters of recommendation

    • curriculum vitae

  • An interview with presentation is required.

  • The Presbyterian Pharmacy Residency Program participates in the ASHP Resident Matching Program.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency conducted by Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque, New Mexico, is accredited by ASHP.