What is a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Residency? • Organized, directed, accredited program that builds upon knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities gained from an accredited professional pharmacy degree program • Enhances general competencies in managing medication-use systems and supports optimal medication therapy outcomes for patients with a broad range of disease states. www.ashp.org
What is a Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Residency? • Organized, directed, accredited program that builds upon the competencies established in postgraduate year one of residency training. • Focused in a specific area of practice. • Increases the resident's depth of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities to raise the resident's level of expertise in medication therapy management and clinical leadership in the area of focus. In those practice areas where board certification exists, graduates are prepared to pursue such certification.
What types of residencies are there? • Hospitals • Community pharmacies • Ambulatory pharmacies • Home health • Managed care • Pharmaceutical companies, etc…
Why do a residency? • Skilled training • Better job opportunities • Networking • Career planning • Wide range of experiences
Why you may not do a residency… • Burned out • Need financial relief • Personal reasons • Can do one later • 3-5 years Job experience = residency (most of the time)
Why Do I Need an ASHP-accredited Residency? • Programs demonstrate compliance with established standards of practice and offer a residency that meets the requirements of training. • For prospective residents, this process ensures that accredited programs are peer-reviewed and that they fulfill requirements needed to provide a state-of-the-art practice environment. Likewise, prospective employers routinely seek graduates of ASHP-accredited residency programs since these individuals must obtain proficiency in a set of defined outcomes and training experiences to complete such a program.
Clinical Pharmacist Iowa • Required or desired credentials or experience of applicants: Pharm.D. or clinically-oriented Master’s degree in a program approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE); plus, an ASHP-accredited residency or comparable clinical practice experience. Must have full, current and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia. Must be eligible for pharmacist licensure in Iowa. www.accp.com
Typical day in a resident • Depends on setting • Community • Academic • All have a residency project • Discuss in more detail later
Salary • $30000 to $50000 • Area of US …and typically is not dependent on cost of living. • Health benefits, parking, PTO, Midyear, etc…
Student Loans • Can’t defer • Forbearance • Side note: Amy’s advice: Don’t combine loans with someone. If something happens, you assume their responsibility.
Process • P1-P4 year look for residencies • P4 year apply by Jan or Feb • Application • Letter of intent • Transcripts • Letters of recommendation • Curriculum vitae • Site specific application • Interview: Early or Later on if possible. Not in middle. • Match program (March) • Start residency on July 1
Letters of Recommendation • Professors • Coworkers • Avoid neighbors, friends, etc… • Ask for a positive letter
Letter of intent • Personal goals as they relate to the specific residency • Search out the program • Why it is good for you! • Pharmacy Practice\Creighton\facultyLetterintent.doc
Curriculum vitae A) Name B) College or School C) Department D) Date and Rank of First Appointment E) Secondary Appointment(s) (if any) F) Years Granted Toward Tenure at Time of Employment G) Current Rank H) Date of Current Rank I) Date of Tenure (if held) J) Proposed Action: 1) conferral of tenure, and/or 2) rank of proposed promotion K) Years of Academic Service L) Whether or not degree is terminal (with explanation if degree is not a doctorate) M) Schools Attended: dates N) Degrees Earned: fields, dates O) Special Training Programs: fields, dates P) Field(s) of Interest 1) Teaching 2) Research Q) Professional Employment: appointment, institution, dates R) Consultantships and Professional Services: dates S) Organizations: memberships and offices held, dates T) Fellowships and Honors: dates U) Awards and prizes: dates V) Grants: dates, amounts, whether approved and/or funded, candidate’s level of participation, and whether or not Principal Investigator W) Scholarship 1) Publications and Presentations with complete citations: by category, most recent first. (a) Monographs and Books (b) Articles (c) Reviews (d) Abstracts and Scholarly papers (e) Artistic exhibits (group, invited, one-person) and Performances (directed, written, performed) (f) Other In cases of multiple authorship, the candidate’s level of participation should be indicated. 2) Other achievements in the area of scholarship X) Teaching (classroom, graduate and professional): 1) Load and level by year since coming to Creighton 2) Other contributions to the area of teaching Y) Graduate and Honors Student Theses: dates Z) Service to the University, the Profession and the Community: activity, dates
Sample CV • Pharmacy Practice\CV\APICK-CV.doc
What programs look for • Fit i.e. “Do you click” • Academic strength • Character/Personality • Reason for wanting that site • Letters of Rec
Where does Midyear fit in? • ASHP meeting: Dec every year • Residency Showcase • Personal Placement System • Free things that students love…
Residency Showcase • Gather residency info • Network • Drop off CV if truly interested • “mini-interview” • Most will require formal interview later
Personal Placement System (PPS) • Job interviews • Industry interview • Faculty interviews • Few residency interviews • Require later one • Fellowship interviews
Don’t have the $$ • Don’t worry • All online on ASHP website • Contact program directly • No loss…
What can you do now? • P1 and P2 • Work!!! • Get involved!!! • P3 • Select various rotations • Try to get at least one rotation at a teaching (academic hospital) • Goal planning
Questions? Angie Nygaard Methodist Hospital Angie Pekarek Bergan-CU resident