PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center began offering a one-year ASHP-accredited residency in pharmacy practice in July of 1996. When the program began two residents were selected each year to participate in the program. After successful completion of the third resident class the program expanded to the selection of three residents in 1999, and then in 2007 to four. While currently structured to meet the intent of the current ASHP Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) residency program standards, training experiences are individualized based on existing resident competencies and personal interests.
The purpose of this residency program is to develop competent clinical practitioners who have accelerated their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient care and in practice management, and have further developed leadership skills that may be applied in any direct patient care position in a variety of practice settings upon completion of the residency. Outcomes include:
- Manage and improve the medication use process.
- Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management within interdisciplinary teams.
- Provide medication and practice-related education/training.
- Utilize medical informatics.
- Conduct pharmacy practice research.
- Participate in the mangement of medical emergencies.
- Demonstrate project management skills.
- Enhanced leadership and practice management skills to become a leader in the profession of pharmacy.
- Apply patient care, customer service, and practice innovation skills in an integrated delivery system environment (i.e. development/ application of treatment guidelines).
- Effective in work teams which are charged with planning activities, identifying opportunities for improvement, analyzing alternatives, implementing solutions and evaluating results.
- Demonstrate additional competencies that contribute to working successfully in the health care environment.
- Comepetent to be elegible for hire within the Southwest Pharmacy system or other practice setting upon completion of the residency program.
||Jolean Semensow - Residency Program Assistant
||P.O. Box 1600, Vancouver, WA 98668
Residency Program Director: Brian Galbreth, PharmD, Pharmacy Therapeutics Manager
Residency Program Coordinator: Semra Stanley, PharmD, BCOP, Clinical Specialist- Oncology
Residency Program Assistant: Jolean Semensow
Webmaster: Gwendolyn Moscoe, PharmD, BCPP, Informatics Coordinator