Pharmacy Residency Program
The Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy residency program offered by Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is a twelve month post PharmD training program. This program in following the guidelines and accreditation standards of ASHP for PGY1 Pharmacy Residency programs places emphasis on the practice of pharmaceutical care and involves a full-time practice commitment. The residency begins in early July and should take at least twelve months to complete.
The pharmacy residency is defined as "an organized, directed, postgraduate training program that centers on development of the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to pursue rational drug therapy". The purpose of the residency is to provide educational and training experiences for pharmacists in the fundamentals of contemporary pharmacy practice within an integrated health care system and to foster skills in leadership, communication, and mentorship. Through various patient care, practice management and pharmaceutical practice learning experiences, the residency instills a philosophy of practice that embraces the concept that pharmacists must be responsible and accountable for optimum drug therapy outcomes.
The pharmacy residency is predicated on development of the knowledge, attitudes and skills required to develop the resident's competence to provide pharmaceutical care as a generalist. In order to provide training in all aspects of contemporary pharmacy practice, the resident shall complete organized learning experiences that provide training and develop competence.
The pharmacy residency shall provide opportunities to further develop the resident's competence in the three practice areas cited previously while completing various required and elective learning experiences.