Asante Pharmacy Residency - Asante

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Asante PGY-1 pharmacy residency

Program goals

Based on the goals and objectives set forth by ASHP, Asante’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Programs, at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center and Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for post graduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. Residents completing the PGY1 program at Asante will be prepared to provide patient-centered care to a diverse patient population. 

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Programs, at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center and Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, are fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Asante is not-for-profit health system located in Southern Oregon. This systems serves residents from a large geographical area in Southern Oregon and Northern California.

Training opportunities

Asante Residents will have the opportunity to participate in a broad range of required experiential training segments with a focus on inpatient pharmacotherapy and numerous electives in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center (ARRMC) in Medford, Oregon features the latest technology and has been honored with being named one of IBM Watson Health’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation for 2020. For the four years in a row 2014-2017, ARRMC has been named a 100 Top Hospital® by Truven Health Analytics™, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the quality and cost of health care. In 2018, CareChex® -- an information service of Quantros, Inc., has named ARRMC the No. 1 hospital in the country for medical excellence in interventional coronary care. ARRMC received the Gold Plus award for Mission: Lifeline STEMI in 2016. This 378-bed hospital offers a Joint Replacement Center, Cancer Services, including IMRT and Stereotactic Radio Surgery (SRS), neurology and neurosurgery, the region’s only referral neonatal intensive care unit, a nationally recognized diabetes care center, as well as medical, surgical, and other services.

Asante Three Rivers Medical Center (ATRMC) in Grants Pass, Oregon is a fast-paced 125-bed community-focused center built in 2001. ATRMC combines careful attention to patient needs and a healing environment in the service of a rural, medically underserved population of well over 100,000 people across essentially all extreme SW Oregon. ATRMC is DNV Stroke Certified and operates as the second busiest and most acute Level Three trauma center in Oregon. ATRMC became the first hospital in the nation to receive the designation of “Mother Friendly” by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services.

Resident responsibilities

The resident is involved in all aspects of patient care throughout the health system. Some of the resident responsibilities include the following:

  • Providing medication therapy management to a diverse populations
  • Assessing, monitoring, and delivering pharmacotherapy
  • Participating in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee activities
  • Providing education to health care professionals, patients, and the community
  • Presenting a major project locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Attending national, state,and local pharmacy meetings
  • Providing departmental, organizational, and community service
  • Serving as authors for the Asante Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Asante Medication Safety Bulletins

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

  • Provide continuing pharmacy education sessions to pharmacy staff (required)
  • Publication in Asante Pharmacy and Therapeutics Bulletin and Asante Medication Safety Bulletin (required)
  • Participate in regular case conferences (required)
  • Participate in journal clubs (required)
  • Interact with and mentor pharmacy students/interns

Teaching certificate program

  • Academic Teaching Certificate available through affiliations with the Pacific University and Oregon State University Colleges of Pharmacy


  • 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
  • Discounted meals

Application requirements

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy
  • Holds or is eligible for Oregon Pharmacist Licensure
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Able to start last full week of June
  • PhORCAS application:
    • Match Program Codes:
      • Rogue Regional: 162613
      • Three Rivers: 265113
  • Individual Assessment for Residency Training (.doc)
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 references through PhORCAS
  • Official pharmacy education transcripts
  • On-site or virtual interview as appropriate
  • Application deadline:
    • Asante Rogue Regional: Jan. 1
    • Asante Three Rivers: Jan. 10