Pharmacy Residency

ASHP-accredited since 2009

Direct patient care provided by pharmacists in ambulatory and hospital settings

52 full and part-time clinical pharmacist preceptors

Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center

Essential teaching hospital for healthcare professionals

Safety net hospital caring for low-income, uninsured and vulnerable patients

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Advanced pharmaceutical training in clinic and hospital settings

The Pharmacy Residency Programs are postgraduate training programs that center on the development of knowledge, attitudes, and abilities necessary to independently and competently optimize pharmacotherapy outcomes through direct and indirect patient care and pharmacy practice management. Specialized residency programs emphasize optimization of patient outcomes in a focused area of healthcare with a commitment to prepare a new generation for leadership within the specialty area of the pharmacy profession.

Pharmacists at HCMC collaborate to provide quality patient care in a healing environment using professional knowledge, mastery of skills, and compassion. These services are provided in Acute Care and Ambulatory Care settings, Community Pharmacies, and in a Regional Poison Control Center.

Salary and Benefits

HCMC offers a competitive annual salary and benefits to all pharmacy program residents, including individual health insurance, dental insurance, vacation days, project days, professional days and a reimbursement stipend for travel to professional conference(s).

Conferences

Residents will attend and participate in both regional and national conferences as individualized per program:

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residents

  • Minnesota Society of Health-System (MSHP) Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • MSHP Residency Research Forum
  • MSHP Residency Project Presentations Forum or Midwest Resident’s Conference
  • University Health Consortium / Vizient Meeting
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency with emphasis in Ambulatory Care

  • MSHP Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • MSHP Residency Research Forum
  • Minnesota Pharmacists Association MTM Symposium
  • One national meeting determined by resident/director at beginning of year

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident

  • MSHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Minnesota Pharmacists Association MTM Symposium
  • National Conference Meeting determined by resident and residency director

PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residents

  • MSHP Residency Project Presentations Forum or Midwest Resident’s Conference
  • Critical Care Conference determined by resident and residency director

PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Resident

  • Transplant Immunosuppression Conference (University of Minnesota)
  • American Transplant Congress (or alternate transplant conference) as determined by resident and residency director
  • University Health Consortium / Vizient Meeting and ASHP Midyear Meeting
  • MSHP Residency Project Presentations Forum or Midwest Resident’s Conference

Service Requirement

Residents will adhere to the ASHP Duty Hours Statement, document duty hours as requested and contribute to departmental staffing, per their individual program requirements as noted below. Shift changes will be managed by the residents, the residency director and the schedulers, in accordance with the ASHP duty hours statement:

  • Coverage of the clinical on-call pager for one to two weeks of the residency program, or the clinical specialty transplant pager for the PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Resident
  • Except for the residents training in the ambulatory care setting, residents are to attend and participate in all codes when on site and on duty
    • Residents will participate in codes during clinical rotations and during their specified code month during the residency year.
    • ACLS and BLS certification will be obtained and maintained as a function of code participation during the residency year.
  • Staffing is individualized per program as follows:
    • PGY-1 Pharmacy Residents will staff two holidays and every other weekend in a variety of settings including nephrology, inpatient pharmacy or as a clinical decentral pharmacist.
    • The PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident with an emphasis in Ambulatory Care will staff approximately one day per week and one weekend per month in the community pharmacy setting.
    • The PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residents will staff every 3rd weekend in both the MICU and SICU and may staff up to three holidays, as needed.
    • The PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Resident will staff every 4th weekend decentralized clinical medicine or clinical transplant and nephrology. This resident is also required to staff an additional 3 weeks throughout the residency year in the specialized area of transplant to increase clinical confidence and autonomy as a practitioner.
    • The PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident will staff approximately one day per week providing MTM in clinic and will work one night a week providing medical respite care at the homeless shelter clinic as well as cover the hospital-based clinic consult service, as needed.
PGY-1: Ambulatory

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency: Ambulatory Care Emphasis

The PGY-1 pharmacy residency program at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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 postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Graduates of the HCMC PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program will be competent and confident practitioners of direct and indirect patient care in ambulatory clinic and community pharmacy settings. They will be accountable for achieving optimal medication management as collaborative members of the healthcare team.

Residency Rotation Requirements

PGY-1 goals and objectives are achieved over a 12 month period. As a teaching and research-based hospital, medical resident and pharmacy student teaching is emphasized throughout the year, in addition to research project management.

Rotation Requirements

  • Orientation/Operations
    • Hennepin Health-System Pharmacy Practice Areas
  • Direct Patient Care Experience
    • Family Practice Medicine and Anticoagulation
  • Ambulatory Care & Community Pharmacy Practice Management
  • Teaching at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
  • Research
  • Staffing (Community Pharmacy)

Clinical Elective Opportunities

  • Pain Management
  • Geriatrics
  • Transitions of Care
  • Internal Medicine Clinic
  • Specialty Pharmacy Services – HIV, Renal Transplant
  • Ambulatory Specialty Clinics – Cancer Center, HIV Clinic, Transplant Clinic

Opportunities, Expectations, and Requirements

Residents of the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program, with Ambulatory Care Emphasis will participate and contribute in leadership and management activities for enhanced teaching skills and for professional development of leadership abilities, as noted below:

  • Attendance and participation in ambulatory management and leadership/ development sessions during the residency year
    • Internal sessions at Hennepin County Medical Center
    • External sessions at the University of Minnesota
  • Participate in ambulatory care journal club
  • Teach/ precept pharmacy students at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
  • Creation or updating of an existing collaborative practice agreement suitable for use in the ambulatory care setting at Hennepin Health-System.
  • Give in-services to hospital, ambulatory pharmacy and nursing staff as requested
  • Compilation and preparation of at least one medication monograph for formulary addition at the Pharmacy & Therapeutics meeting
    • Monographs must be written following hospital guidelines and standards
    • Residents need to complete the formulary monograph, attend and present at P&T (if able)

Project Requirements

Residents of the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program, with Ambulatory Care Emphasis will complete and present research within the organization and at regional and national meetings. Additionally, residents will compose research into a professionally acceptable manuscript format for possible journal publication. Research activities are as noted below:

  • Medication Use Evaluation/ Drug Use Evaluation
    • Submission of completed project in written format is required
    • Presentation at appropriate internal committee as requested
    • Presentation/Publication outside the hospital is optional
  • Longitudinal Residency Project that is suitable for publication
  • Submission of completed project in written manuscript format is required
  • Presentation of project in Poster format is required
  • Presentation of completed project in PowerPoint format is required

Longitudinal Management Requirements

Residents will contribute to departmental management activities, as noted below:

  • Submission of adverse drug reports within EPIC and/or Medwatch
    • Tracked longitudinally each quarter for active participation and involvement in creating a culture of safety
  • Preparation and distribution of the pharmacy publication, "The Daily Optimist"
    • Completed at least once during the residency year
  • Transcription of meeting minutes
    • Completed at least once during the residency year
  • Contribution to pharmacy newsletters or professional communications
    • Residents will complete at least two submissions during the residency year to the Ambulatory Care Drug Updates newsletter and serve as Co-Editor for two editions
  • Attendance and participation in a hospital or ambulatory committee
    • Regular/ on-going attendance in at least one hospital/ ambulatory committee will be tracked longitudinally each quarter for active participation and attendance
PGY-1: Residency

PGY-1 Program

Purpose

The PGY-1 pharmacy residency program at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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 postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

It is expected that graduates of the Hennepin County Medical Center PGY-1 Residency Program will be competent and confident practitioners of direct and indirect patient care in multiple practice environments. They will be accountable for achieving optimal medication management as collaborative members of the healthcare team. These pharmacists will exercise skill in educating and communicating with other healthcare professionals, patients, and the community on topics relating to patient-centered care. They will demonstrate professional maturity by following a personal philosophy of practice, assessing their own performance, exhibiting a commitment to the profession, and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system.

Clinical Rotation Requirements

 

  • Pharmacist Operations/Orientation
  • Hospital Management
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Nephrology
  • Critical Care
  • Ambulatory Clinic

Clinical Elective Rotation Opportunities

  • Decentral Critical Care Evenings
  • Hospitalist Medicine
  • Burn Center
  • Pediatrics (General Pediatrics and Neonatal/Pediatric Intensive Care Units)
  • Ambulatory Kidney Transplant Clinic
  • Inpatient Transplant Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Cancer Center Clinic
  • Hematology / Oncology Consults
  • Positive Care / HIV Clinic
  • HIV / Infectious Disease Consults
  • Infectious Disease Consults
  • Poison Center / Toxicology
  • Medicine Clinic
  • Surgery / Neuroscience
  • Care / Renal Evenings

PGY-1 Residency Opportunities, Expectations and Requirements

Residents will participate and contribute in leadership and management activities for professional development, as noted below:

  • Attendance and participation in leadership and management meetings
  • Preparation and provision of clinical or disease-focused lectures to enhance teaching skills, including pharmacotherapy board certification preparatory lectures
  • Teach/ precept pharmacy students on Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) rotations, as able.

PGY-1 Residency Project Requirements

Residents will complete and present research within the organization and at regional and national meetings. Additionally, residents will compose research into professionally acceptable manuscript format for possible journal publication. Research activities are as noted below:

 

  • Medication Use Evaluation
    • Submission of completed project in written format is required
    • Presentation within the hospital at an appropriate committee is requested and presentation at a regional or national meeting is optional
  • Longitudinal Residency Project
    • Submission of completed project in written manuscript format is required
    • Presentation of project in Poster format is required
    • Presentation of completed project in PowerPoint format is required

Longitudinal Management Requirements

Residents will contribute to departmental management activities, as noted below:

  • Adverse drug reporting within EPIC and/or Medwatch
  • Preparation and distribution of professional communications for the pharmacy and hospital
  • Ongoing attendance and participation in at least one hospital committee over the course of the residency program with transcription of meeting minutes at least once
  • Policy and protocol revision – clinical and administrative
  • Medication class review or cost analysis for Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Preparation of at least one medication monograph for formulary approval
PGY-2: Ambulatory

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care

Purpose

 

The purpose of the Hennepin County Medical Center’s PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency is to prepare the resident to practice as an independent pharmaceutical care practitioner, to be a competent preceptor, and possess the skills necessary to develop their own ambulatory care practice setting. Activities involving direct patient interaction in an ambulatory setting, physician consultation, teaching and clinical research are major components of this specialized ambulatory care residency.

Residency Rotation Requirements

The following requirements in service, leadership, management, practice development, and research are designed to enhance and further develop residents’ overall knowledge in order to become clinically and professionally competent practitioners by the end of the residency program. Residents will achieve ASHP goals, objectives and activities through participation in the following rotations:

Clinical Rotation Requirements

 

  • Management of Ambulatory Clinical Services
  • Direct Patient Care Experience
    • Primary Care and Geriatrics

Clinical Elective Rotation Opportunities

  • HIV/Infectious Disease Clinic
  • Poison Center/ Toxicology
  • Transitions of Care
  • Rural Clinic Experience (primary care)
  • Psychiatry (inpatient)
  • Academia
  • Cardiology Anticoagulation

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency Opportunities/Expectations/Requirements

 

Residents will participate and contribute in leadership and management activities for enhanced teaching skills and for professional development of leadership abilities, as noted below:

  • Participation in ambulatory care journal club
  • Teach/precept pharmacy students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) and PGY-1 residents on ambulatory care rotations
  • Creation or updating of an existing collaborative practice agreement suitable for use in the ambulatory care setting.
  • Preparation and provision of clinical or disease-focused lectures to ambulatory, hospital, pharmacy and primary care staff, as requested
  • Preparation and distribution of pharmacy publications and professional ambulatory care drug information updates

Ambulatory Care Residency Project Requirements

Residents will complete and present research within the organization and at regional and national meetings. Additionally, residents will compose research into a professionally acceptable manuscript format for possible journal publication. Research activities are as noted below:

  • Medication Use Evaluation/ Drug Use Evaluation
    • Presentation within the hospital at an appropriate committee as requested
    • Presentation/publication outside the hospital is optional
  • Longitudinal Residency Project that is suitable for publication
    • Presentation/publication within and outside the hospital, as directed

Longitudinal Management Requirements

Residents will contribute to departmental management activities, as noted below:

  • Serve as Co-Editor for the Ambulatory Care Drug Updates Newsletter or other professional communication
  • Attendance and participation in a hospital or ambulatory care committee
PGY-2: Critical Care

PGY-2 Critical Care

Purpose

Upon completion of this residency program, residents will be prepared to practice as critical care clinical specialists in a Level 1 Trauma Center with a focus in Medical, Neurosciences and Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care.

Residency Rotation Requirements

PGY-2 goals and objectives are achieved over a 12 month period. As a teaching and research-based hospital, interdisciplinary teaching and precepting is emphasized throughout the year in addition to residency project research. Flexibility in the length and amount of elective rotations allows the resident to tailor this program to their specific needs.

Clinical Rotation Requirements

The following requirements in service, management and research are designed to enhance and further develop residents’ overall knowledge and skill to become clinically and professionally competent critical care practitioners upon completion of the program. Residents will achieve ASHP goals, objectives and activities through participation in the following rotations:

 

  • Surgical Intensive Care (3 rotations, 4 weeks each)
  • Medical Intensive Care (3 rotations, 4 weeks each)
  • Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Medication Safety
  • Longitudinal
    • Research Project
    • Committee Participation
    • Book Club and Journal Club
    • Lectures/ In-service
    • Staffing in MICU and SICU
    • Microbiology Lab Experience
    • Professional Meeting Attendance
    • Code Coverage
    • Teach/ Mentor/ Precept

Clinical Elective Rotation Opportunities

  • Poison Center/ Toxicology
  • Neonatal ICU/ Pediatric ICU/ Pediatrics
  • Burn Unit
  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Nephrology
  • Neurocritical Care/ Stroke

PGY-2 Critical Care Residency Opportunities, Expectations, and Requirements

Residents will participate and contribute in clinical leadership and management activities for enhanced teaching skills and for professional critical care specialist development, as noted below:

  • Attendance and participation in journal club meetings and book club discussions to enhance residents’ understanding of critical care topics and primary journal article review
  • Teaching and precepting of pharmacy students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) and PGY-1 pharmacy residents on critical care rotations
  • Preparation and provision of clinical or disease-focused lectures to enhance teaching skills. Lectures are given to hospital, pharmacy and interdisciplinary staff as requested
  • Preparation and distribution of pharmacy publications and interdisciplinary professional drug information updates as requested
  • Attendance and participation in at least one hospital committee

Critical Care Residency Project Requirements

Residents will complete and present research within the organization and at regional and national meetings. Additionally, residents will compose research into a professionally acceptable manuscript format for possible journal publication. Longitudinal residency project research activities are as noted below:

  • Submission of completed project in written format
  • Presentation of project in poster format
  • Presentation of completed project in PowerPoint format at regional or national meeting
PGY-2: Transplant

PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant

Purpose

 

To graduate a highly capable clinical practitioner and practice leader with advanced skills in solid-organ transplant who is able to pursue clinical transplant pharmacist or coordinator positions in a variety of practice environments including acute or ambulatory care, academia, research or industry.

Graduates of the Hennepin Country Medical Center PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency Program will be competent and confident practitioners of direct and indirect patient care in multiple practice environments related to solid organ transplantation. They will be accountable for achieving optimal medication management as collaborative members of the multi-disciplinary health care team. These pharmacists will exercise skill in educating and communicating with other health care professionals, patients, and the community on topics relating to patient centered care in the transplant arena. They will demonstrate professional maturity by following a personal philosophy of practice, assessing their own performance, exhibiting commitment to the profession of pharmacy and field of transplant and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system and optimizing outcomes in the transplant population.

The following requirements in service, leadership, academia and research are designed to enhance and further develop residents' overall knowledge in order to become clinically and professionally competent practitioners in Solid Organ Transplantation by the end of the residency program.

Hennepin County Medical Center Transplant Program

 

Hennepin County Medical Center’s transplant program was established in 1963. It was the first transplant center in the Upper Midwest and one of the first successful programs in the country. Clinical pharmacists have been an active part of this treatment team since 1985. Approximately 50 to 80 kidney transplants are performed each year. More than 2800 kidney transplants have been performed to date. Experience, along with the use of new therapies, diagnostic tools, and surgical procedures, allow HCMC to give transplant patients and living donors the best possible care.

Residency Rotation Requirements

PGY-2 goals and objectives are achieved over a 12 month period. As a teaching and research-based hospital, interdisciplinary teaching and precepting are emphasized throughout the year in addition to residency project research. Flexibility in the length and amount of elective rotations allows the resident to tailor this program to their specific needs.

Clinical Rotation Requirements

  • Hospital Orientation / Operations
  • Inpatient Kidney Transplant (HCMC)
  • Ambulatory Kidney Transplant (HCMC)
  • Nephrology
  • Inpatient Heart Failure/ Heart Transplant (Abbott Northwestern Hospital)
  • Ambulatory Heart Clinic (Abbott Northwestern Hospital)
  • Liver Transplant (Mayo Clinic Rochester)
  • Longitudinal Rotations
    • Practice Leadership
    • Academia
    • Research

Clinical Elective Opportunities

  • Lung Transplant (strongly encouraged; Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN)
  • Transplant Infectious Disease
  • Transplant Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI)
  • Transplant Specialty Pharmacy Services

PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency Opportunities and Expectations

  • Attendance and participation in PGY-1 Leadership & Development Discussions as able
    • Resident will lead and present at least 1 Board Certification Lecture in Nephrology/Transplant arena
  • Teach/ co-precept pharmacy students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) rotations and PGY-1 Residents on transplant rotations
  • Present up to 3 didactic and case-based lecture(s) at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and design Advanced Practice Learning Experiences

Residency Project Requirements

Residents will complete and present research within the organization and at regional and national meetings. Additionally, residents will compose research into a professionally acceptable manuscript format for possible journal publication. Longitudinal residency project research activities are as noted below:

  • Submission of completed project into written manuscript format is required
  • Presentation of project in poster format is required
  • Abstract submission to American Transplant Congress or other transplant conference is strongly encouraged
  • Presentation of completed project in PowerPoint or poster format at the American Transplant Congress (ATC) is preferred; Presentation of completed project in PowerPoint format at Midwest Residents Conference or Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists is required if resident does not present at ATC

Longitudinal Practice Leadership Requirements

  • Attendance and participation in monthly Transplant Quality Meetings
    • Resident will participate in protocol and policy review and updates
    • Write/deliver nursing in-service and other staff education as applicable
  • Active participation in transplant pharmacy community through AST Pharmacy Community of Practice and other listserve opportunities is strongly encouraged
  • Complete formal peer-review for journal manuscripts
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Testimonials

“I would absolutely recommend the HCMC PGY-1 Residency to pharmacy students. I feel that as of now, I am 10x the pharmacist than I would have been without it!”

Applications due December 31, 2018

Eligible candidates must have a Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy and be eligible for Minnesota licensure. An on-site interview is required. Interested candidates must be registered with National Matching Services Inc. and application materials need to be completed within the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

Requirements

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement/ letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation - standardized template should include an assessment of the candidate’s knowledge base, independence, dependability, communication style, assertiveness and motivation
  • Pharmacy transcript from an Accredited School or College of Pharmacy.

In addition, successful completion of an ASHP Accredited PGY-1 Residency Program is required for entry into the Solid Organ Transplant, Ambulatory Care, and Critical Care PGY-2 Residency Programs.

About Our Facility

The Pharmacy Department is located within the main HCMC campus in downtown Minneapolis. Our pharmacists serve a diverse population, with a variety of services including acute care and ambulatory care settings, community pharmacies, and a regional poison control center.

Contact

lynn weber, pharmacy

Lynn Weber, Pharm.D., BCOP

Clinical Pharmacist – Hematology/Oncology
PGY-1 Program Director and Pharmacy Residency Supervisor
[email protected]
612-873-3603

maggie ricco, pharmacy

Maggie Ricco, Pharm.D., MS, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacist – Ambulatory Care
PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Program Director
[email protected]
612-873-2195

Tracy Anderson Haag Photo

Tracy Anderson-Haag, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist - Kidney Transplantation
PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Program Director
[email protected]
612-873-4184

george konstantinides, pharmacy

George Konstantinides, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVP

Clinical Pharmacist – Ambulatory Care
PGY-1 Program Director, Ambulatory Emphasis
[email protected]
612-873-7784

jon jancik, pharmacy

Jon Jancik, Pharm.D., BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacy Manager and Clinical Pharmacist - Critical Care
PGY-2 Critical Care Program Director
[email protected]
612-873-4709

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