Additional Residency Experiences


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In addition to the experience gained on rotations, the Pharmacy Practice Residents at SJHMC also benefit from being involved in many other professional activities. 

As a resident at SJHMC, you will obtain a teaching certificate from a local ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy. 

You will have the opportunity to attend and represent SJHMC at professional events. 

  • You will attend the ASHP Midyear Meeting and contribute to recruiting efforts during the Residency Showcase. You will also have the opportunity for poster presentation and participation in various other educational and networking activities at Midyear.
  • You will attend and present at the Southwestern States Conference.
  • You will represent SJHMC during Residency Showcases and other residency promotional events.

You will demonstrate the application of your clinical skills by completing required longitudinal projects. These projects include, but are not limited to: 

  • Your longitudinal research project
  • Drug monograph preparation and presentation to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Drug class review with results and recommendations presented to Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Medication use evaluation with results and recommendations presented to Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Dignity Health System Medication Advisory Committee workgroup participation and contribution
  • The completion of formal drug information questions

You will participate in ongoing quality and process improvement initiatives including: 

  • Quarterly review of the Institute of Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) publication of safety reports to identify potential weaknesses in SJHMC’s medication use process. You will provide a report of recommendations to the Medication Safety Committee.

You will provide education to your peers and medical teams via multiple forums including:

  • Presentation at Family Medicine and Internal Medicine academic conferences
  • Formal Journal club, seminar, and patient case presentations

You will demonstrate the mission, vision, and values of SJHMC by participating in at least one service event during your residency year.

You will have the opportunity to partake in our PGY2/Professional Development Series.

  • The PGY2 / Professional Development Series is conducted by experienced preceptors who have personally experienced the PGY2 match process. Preceptors hold monthly sessions to help guide our PGY1s through the entire application process. Residents who do not wish to apply for PGY2s will also benefit from participation as topics covered include but are not limited to, curriculum vitae and letter of intent writing, job search, and interview tips and tricks.