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

Core rotations

Required learning experiences
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
Antimicrobial Stewardship  Longitudinal 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
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
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

Reviewed by Gwen Moscoe on July 16, 2019