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 Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Asante is a not-for-profit health system which serves over 600,000 residents in Southern Oregon and Northern California.


Asante Three River's PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency builds 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 among which we strive to be a center of excellence.  Asante Three Rivers is the sole full-service, acute-care hospital for a two county region that collectively constitutes the most economically challenged population in Oregon.  Asante Three Rivers is a disproportionate-share facility utilizing 340b savings to support patient-focused services and certifications including including Level III Trauma (second busiest in Oregon), Stroke Certified, and WHO Baby Friendly.  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 Committee participation
  • Participation in multidisciplinary critical care bedside rounds
  • Community service participation
  • Academic affiliations with Pacific University, Oregon State University and Oregon Health and Science University
  • Teaching Certificate through Pacific University or Oregon State University available and fully supported as an option

Core rotations

Required learning experiences
Blocks or quarter
Residency Program Orientation (performed in Medford, OR)
2 weeks (with ARRMC Residents) First Rotation 
Clinical Skills (combined with Orientation for 6 weeks total) 
4 weeks
First Rotation 
Pharmacy Practice I 4 weeks Quarter 1
Pharmacy Practice II & III 12 weeks each Quarters 2 and 3
Internal Medicine 6 weeks  Quarter 2
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease (partially performed in Medford, OR) 4 weeks Quarters 2 to 4
Critical Care and Step Down 6 weeks  Quarter 3
Ambulatory Care (APP Grants Pass)  4 weeks Quarter 2
Asante Infusion Service 4 weeks Quarters 2 to 4
Practice Management/Leadership 4 weeks Quarters 1 to 4
Medication Safety (performed in Medford, OR) 4 weeks (overlaps with Med Use) Quarters 1 to 4
Formulary & Medication Use (performed in Medford, OR) 4 weeks (overlaps with Med Safety) Quarters 1 to 4
Pharmacy Education Longitudinal Quarters 1 through 4
Resident Project Longitudinal Quarters 1 through 4
Elective learning experiences
Blocks or quarter
Internal Medicine - NICU/Peds (performed in Medford, OR) 4 weeks Quarters 2 to 4
Internal Medicine - Oncology I (performed in Medford, OR) 4 weeks Quarters 2 to 4
Intensive Care II (performed in Medford, OR) 4 weeks Quarters 2 to 4

Reviewed by Gwen Moscoe on May 11, 2020