Join our Pharmacy Family!
The next step in your career is waiting for you in Maine.
Residency is just the first step! Our program prepares pharmacists for clinical patient care positions in integrated healthcare models, academic faculty positions, or PGY2 training.
PCHC’s Pharmacy Practice Residency was established in 2011. Initially starting with a single resident in one residency program, we have grown to have multiple PGY1 residents and a robust resident alumni group.
About the Program
The Post Graduate Year one (PGY1) Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program at Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) provides structured and advanced training to build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community‐based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications. The program emphasizes training in various aspects of community and ambulatory care pharmacy including integrated general medical care within patient-centered medical homes. The graduates of PCHC’s PGY1 Community Pharmacy Practice Residency will above all demonstrate the dedication and leadership within the pharmacy profession. Upon successful completion of the program, the residency graduate will demonstrate his or her ability to:
- Provide high-quality, personalized, evidence-based medication therapy management and disease state management services
- Initiate and provide highly useful clinical pharmacy services within the community and ambulatory care setting as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team
- Demonstrate proficiency in professional education and teaching
- Exercise leadership and practice management among multiple healthcare disciplines
- Patient-Centered Dispensing
- Ambulatory Care Services
- Transitions of Care
- Population Health Management
- Controlled Substance Stewardship and High Utilizer Group Interdisciplinary Committees
- Teaching Certificate
- Elective Academia Rotation
- Elective Specialty Rotation
Qualifications for participation in PCHC’s Residency Programs are in accordance with the criteria set forth by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP):
PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program
- Residents shall be graduates of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program
- Residents must be licensed or eligible for licensure in Maine
Applicants will complete the application process via PHORCAS and submit the following by the application deadline as outlined by Phorcas.
- A Letter of Intent including a statement of professional goals and reasons for pursuing PCHC’s Pharmacy Practice Residency
- A Curriculum Vitae
- Three Letters of Recommendation
- Official Transcripts from an accredited School/College of Pharmacy
Residency candidates must participate in and adhere to the rules of the Residency Matching Program. Selected candidates will be invited to an onsite interview with the RPD, Residency Program Coordinator, select preceptors, and current residents.
First-Year Residents earn a $48,000 salary
Second-Year Residents earn a $55,000 salary
21 days paid earned time (conferences, holidays, vacation and sick leave)
Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance:
Available to residents AND their spouse/domestic partner and dependents
Residents are expected to attend and present individual research projects at ASHP Mid Year and MSHP Spring Conference.
Residents have access to physical therapy equipment for personal use.
- Long Term Disability
- Short term Disability
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Long Term Care Insurance
Benefits are subject to change.
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