Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program.

Rotations, Commitment & Benefits

Ascension Borgess’ PGY-1 residency program provides experiences in both hospital-based pharmacy and ambulatory care.

Residents will complete their required rotations at Ascension Borgess Hospital, a 422-bed community, teaching hospital and participate on traditional hospital-based rotations. Each required and elective rotation lasts approximately four weeks. Longitudinal rotations typically extend the duration of the residency experience.

Required Rotations

  • Administration
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine/Trauma
  • ID Lecture Block
  • Internal Medicine
  • Orientation

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Code Blue
  • Heart Failure Clinic
  • Medication Use Process
  • Practice Development and Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Stroke Response Team
  • Teaching and Education

Elective Rotations*

  • Academia
  • Ambulatory Care (multiple practice sites and preceptors)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care 2
  • Diabetes Clinic
  • Emergency Department
  • Floor-Based Pharmacy
  • Heart Failure Clinic
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Long Term Acute Care
  • Palliative Care/Pain Management

*Residents are permitted to complete a one-month elective at a non-Ascension Borgess institution, if the experience can be arranged. Required rotations can also be repeated as electives, as long as the emphasis changes.

Service Commitment (Staffing)
Staffing is a required component of all ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency programs. While working in this capacity, our residents focus on the operational and distributive aspects of pharmacy, such as order verification. Once they have demonstrated proficiency in these areas, the residents also assist with targeted medication monitoring and intervention through use of continuous surveillance software, as part of their service commitment experience.

Ascension Borgess requires residents to staff in the inpatient pharmacy two 10-hour shifts per three-week period (typically every third weekend). Additional staffing may be required based on each resident’s individual needs. They are also required to staff three holidays, one being Thanksgiving or Christmas Day, during their residency year as part of the service commitment.

Ascension Borgess currently offers an annual stipend of $47,480. In addition, residents may be provided with a signing bonus of up to $2,000.

As part of their compensation package, the residents are entitled to the following benefits after 90 days of employment:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Short and long term disability
  • Life insurance
  • BCLS & ACLS certification
  • Fitness center discount
  • Travel allowance** for ASHP Midyear Meeting
  • Travel allowance** for Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference

**Covers: hotel expense, transportation expenses, & food allowance during conferences.