PGY-1 Program – Asante Three Rivers - Asante
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Post Graduate Year One Program (PGY-1)

Pharmacy tech pharmacy residencyAsante offers a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency in Grants Pass, Oregon with the main training site at Three Rivers Medical Center. Asante is a not-for-profit health system which serves over 500,000 residents in Southern Oregon and Northern California.

Purpose

The purpose of Asante Three River's PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy education to prepare clinical pharmacists to provide medication-related care to patients with a wide range of conditions, especially those in hospitals >200 beds.  Graduates will be ready to achieve  board certification and eligible for postgraduate year 2 (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training.


Special Features (click to expand)

  • Formal pharmacist-led inpatient medication therapy management (MTM) services
  • Formal pharmacist management of:
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • Kinetic dosing and monitoring
      • Vancomycin
      • Aminoglycosides
      • Phenytoin
    • Warfarin
    • Total parenteral nutrition
    • Renal dose adjustments
    • IV to PO switch
    • Patient education
      • Warfarin
      • U-500 insulin
      • Pneumonia
      • Congestive heart failure
  • Code Blue participation
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics participation
  • Participation in multidisciplinary critical care bedside rounds
  • Community service participation
  • Academic affiliations with Pacific University, Oregon State University, and Oregon Health and Sciences University

Core rotations

Required Learning Experiences
Duration
Blocks or Quarter
Residency Program Orientation 
2 weeks (with RPD) Beginning of residency 
Pharmacy Practice 1 
4 weeks
Quarter 1 
Pharmacy Practice 2 & 3  120 days each - longitudinal Quarters 1 to 3
Clinical Skills  4 weeks Quarter 1
Internal Medicine/Surgery 4 weeks  Quarters 2 to 4
Critical Care and Step Down 4 weeks  Quarters 2 to 4
Transitions of Care 4 weeks  Quarters 2 to 4
Clinic Ambulatory Care (APP)  4 weeks Quarters 2 to 4
Infectious Disease   4 weeks Quarters 2 to 4
Asante Infusion Service 4 weeks Quarters 3 to 4
Practice Management/Leadership 4 weeks Quarters 1 to 4
Medication Safety 4 weeks (overlaps with P&T) Quarters 1 to 4
Formulary & Medication Use 4 weeks (overlaps with Med Safety) Quarters 1 to 4
Continuing Pharmacy Education Longitudinal Quarters 1 to 4
P&T participation Longitudinal Quarters 1 to 4
Pharmacy Bulletin Author Longitudinal Quarters 1 to 4
Community/Internal/External Service Longitudinal Quarters 1 to 4
Project Longitudinal Quarters 1 to 4
Journal Club & Case Conference Preceptor Longitudinal Quarters 1 to 4
Elective Learning Experiences
Duration
Blocks or Quarter
NICU/Peds (RRMC) 4 weeks Quarters 2 to 4
Cardiology (RRMC) 4 weeks Quarters 2 to 4
Oncology 1 (RRMC) 4 weeks Quarters 2 to 4
Antimicrobial Stewardship Longitudinal Quarters 1 to 4
Informatics 4 weeks Quarters 2 to 4
Veteran's Administration 4 weeks Quarters 2 to 4
Asante Pharmacy Compounding 4 weeks Quarters 2 to 4
Teaching Rotation (OHSU/PU/SOU) Variable (longitudinal and concentrated) Quarters 1 to 4

Conferences (required)

Research project (required)

  • One original research project
  • IRB approval (if applicable)
  • Project presentation at ASHP Midyear and Regional Pharmacy Residency Conference
  • Final manuscript written in publishable format

Education and teaching

View continuing education syllabus (PDF)

  • Continuing Pharmacy Education (required)
  • Publication in Asante Pharmacy and Therapeutics Bulletin (required)
  • Case Conference (required)
  • Journal Club (required)

Teaching certificate program

Benefits

  • Yearly stipend: ~$54,000
  • Comprehensive medical and life insurance coverage options
  • 23 days earned time off
  • Educational and professional leave
  • Reasonable reimbursement for professional travel
  • Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications
  • Resident advocates
  • Resident office
  • Discounted meals

Applicant requirements

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree, or equivalent experience, from an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy
  • Eligible for Oregon Pharmacist Licensure
  • Able to start last week of June

Application requirements