Who Should Consider aPharmacy Practice Residency?   Bruce E. Leavitt, PharmD, BCPS        November 30, 2011
Overview• Historical perspective• The why and how• Intermountain Healthcare
Aggregate Demand Index (ADI)• June 2007, ADI was 4.13• July 2010, ADI was 3.37    – Institutional practice 3.8    – Commun...
Bureau of Labor Statistics•     267,860 employed pharmacists 2009•     177,720 (66.3%) retail or community•     67,850 (25...
Growth in Number of                 US Pharmacy GraduatesAm J Health-Syst Pharm. 2011;68:1542-9
ASHP Resident Matching ProgramAm J Health-Syst Pharm. 2011;68:1542-9
Unmatched PGY1 ApplicantsAm J Health-Syst Pharm. 2011;68:1542-9
Graduates of ASHP ResidenciesAm J Health-Syst Pharm. 2011;68:1542-9
Why Should You Do a Residency?•     Applying knowledge and skills•     Working with interdisciplinary teams•     Unique op...
What Will a Residency Do for You?•   Qualify for residency required positions•   Flexibility and adaptability•   Distingui...
How Long is a Residency?• Typically 1 yearwww.ashp.org
When Can I Do a Residency?• Anytime, but most pharmacists participate  during the first year after graduationwww.ashp.org
Do Residents Get Paid?• Yes!• They receive a variable stipend, and often  receive healthcare and other benefitswww.ashp.org
What Will I Do During a Residency?•     Practice as a pharmacist•     Complete a resident project•     Precept students•  ...
What is “The Match”?• All accredited residency candidates must  participate in ASHP’s Resident Matching  Program (“The Mat...
What is the difference between a PGY1 (Post-Graduate Year 1) and a PGY2 (Post-Graduate Year 2) residency?• PGY1 residencie...
I’m Considering a Residency.                    How do I Decide?•   Faculty•   Pharmacists•   Current residents•   Fellow ...
I’m Considering a Residency.                    How do I Decide?• Before 3rd year:    – Making a list of prospective sites...
I’m Considering a Residency.                    How do I Decide?• During 3rd year:    – Attend ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Mee...
Suggested Timeline for 3rd Year• September     – Draft CV and cover letter• October     – Sign up for ASHP Midyear Clinica...
Suggested Timeline for 3rd Year• November    – Research programs    – See ASHP online residency directory      (www.ashp.o...
Suggested Timeline for 3rd Year• December     – Attend ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting     – Participate in the Residency ...
Suggested Timeline for 3rd Year• March    – Early March: Turn in your ranking with National      Matching Service    – Lat...
Intermountain Healthcare PGY1      Residency Timeline
Qualities of a Good Candidate• Passion• Attitude• Confidence
Intermountain Healthcare PGY1          Screening Criteria• 12 categories• Ranking based on overall score• Continually look...
Thank you!
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  1. 1. Who Should Consider aPharmacy Practice Residency? Bruce E. Leavitt, PharmD, BCPS November 30, 2011
  2. 2. Overview• Historical perspective• The why and how• Intermountain Healthcare
  3. 3. Aggregate Demand Index (ADI)• June 2007, ADI was 4.13• July 2010, ADI was 3.37 – Institutional practice 3.8 – Community practice 2.85 Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2011;68:1542-9
  4. 4. Bureau of Labor Statistics• 267,860 employed pharmacists 2009• 177,720 (66.3%) retail or community• 67,850 (25.3%) health systems• 22,290 (8.3%) other positions Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2011;68:1542-9
  5. 5. Growth in Number of US Pharmacy GraduatesAm J Health-Syst Pharm. 2011;68:1542-9
  6. 6. ASHP Resident Matching ProgramAm J Health-Syst Pharm. 2011;68:1542-9
  7. 7. Unmatched PGY1 ApplicantsAm J Health-Syst Pharm. 2011;68:1542-9
  8. 8. Graduates of ASHP ResidenciesAm J Health-Syst Pharm. 2011;68:1542-9
  9. 9. Why Should You Do a Residency?• Applying knowledge and skills• Working with interdisciplinary teams• Unique opportunities• Creating your preferred learning track• Being mentored by the best in the business www.ashp.org
  10. 10. What Will a Residency Do for You?• Qualify for residency required positions• Flexibility and adaptability• Distinguishes you from other Pharmacists• Promotion• Mentorship• Networking• Leadershipwww.ashp.org
  11. 11. How Long is a Residency?• Typically 1 yearwww.ashp.org
  12. 12. When Can I Do a Residency?• Anytime, but most pharmacists participate during the first year after graduationwww.ashp.org
  13. 13. Do Residents Get Paid?• Yes!• They receive a variable stipend, and often receive healthcare and other benefitswww.ashp.org
  14. 14. What Will I Do During a Residency?• Practice as a pharmacist• Complete a resident project• Precept students• Educational presentations• Teaching certificate• Many other opportunities www.ashp.org
  15. 15. What is “The Match”?• All accredited residency candidates must participate in ASHP’s Resident Matching Program (“The Match”), which pairs residents and appropriate residency programs.www.ashp.org
  16. 16. What is the difference between a PGY1 (Post-Graduate Year 1) and a PGY2 (Post-Graduate Year 2) residency?• PGY1 residencies provide training for “generalists” in health systems, manage care, or community settings.• PGY2 residencies provide advanced training in a focused area of patient care.www.ashp.org
  17. 17. I’m Considering a Residency. How do I Decide?• Faculty• Pharmacists• Current residents• Fellow classmateswww.ashp.org
  18. 18. I’m Considering a Residency. How do I Decide?• Before 3rd year: – Making a list of prospective sites to talk to during your 3rd year – Visit the Residency Showcase at ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meetingwww.ashp.org
  19. 19. I’m Considering a Residency. How do I Decide?• During 3rd year: – Attend ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting – Visit the Residency Showcase – Line up and participate in interviews with a select number of residency programs through ASHP’s Personnel Placement Service (PPS)www.ashp.org
  20. 20. Suggested Timeline for 3rd Year• September – Draft CV and cover letter• October – Sign up for ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting (www.ashp.org) – Register for ASHP’s Personnel Placement Services (PPS) (www.pps.ashp.org)www.ashp.org
  21. 21. Suggested Timeline for 3rd Year• November – Research programs – See ASHP online residency directory (www.ashp.org) – Develop questions – Ask people to begin to write letters of recommendation for applications – Sign up with National Matching Services (www.natmatch.com/ashprmp)www.ashp.org
  22. 22. Suggested Timeline for 3rd Year• December – Attend ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting – Participate in the Residency Showcase and PPS• January – Applications due!• February – Interview with sites that have extended an invitationwww.ashp.org
  23. 23. Suggested Timeline for 3rd Year• March – Early March: Turn in your ranking with National Matching Service – Late March: Match with a site• July – Begin residency!www.ashp.org
  24. 24. Intermountain Healthcare PGY1 Residency Timeline
  25. 25. Qualities of a Good Candidate• Passion• Attitude• Confidence
  26. 26. Intermountain Healthcare PGY1 Screening Criteria• 12 categories• Ranking based on overall score• Continually looking for improvement in the screening process
  27. 27. Thank you!
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