Pharmacy Residency Programs at Ascension Genesys Hospital

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The PGY1 Residency Program at Ascension Genesys Hospital provides a guided, organized post-graduate 12 month training program that prepares its trainees through focused patient care experiences as well as longitudinal experiences in project management activities and student precepting.

  • Our residency program aims to produce well-rounded pharmacy practitioners who are able to navigate the ever-changing pharmacy practice landscape and health care practice environment. 
  • The program recently expanded from 2 to 3 residents with the 2021-2022 residency class, and the expansion was supported by a grant from the ASHP Foundation's Pharmacy Residency Expansion Grant Program. Moving forward, the PGY1 program will continue to offer 3 resident positions per class.

Ascension Genesys Hospital will be starting a 24 month PGY1 / PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) Residency Program beginning in July 2022. One PGY1 / PGY2 HSPAL resident position will be offered per year.

Ascension Genesys Hospital PGY1 Residency Program Purpose Statement

  • PGY1 Program Purpose: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on pharmacy 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. 
  • Upon completion of the residency program at Ascension Genesys Hospital, our residents will be experienced, confident, and patient-focused pharmacy practitioners who are able to serve a diverse array of patient populations. As members of the interdisciplinary health care team, our residents will be responsible for (1) ensuring safe, effective, and evidence-based medication therapies and (2) achieving optimal patient outcomes related to these therapies. They will exhibit professional integrity by establishing and following a personal philosophy of practice, utilizing self-assessment skills to monitor their individual performance, exhibiting commitment to the development of profession, and demonstrating leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system and associated processes. Ultimately, residents of the Ascension Genesys Hospital program will become well-rounded pharmacy practitioners who will possess the knowledge and leadership skills necessary to drive the advancement of pharmacy practice within the inpatient setting.

Program Goals/Intended Outcomes of Residency Training at Ascension Genesys Hospital

  • The intended outcome of the PGY1 residency program is to develop a pharmacy practitioner who:

    • Promotes appropriate and evidence-based use of medications through the use of evaluative pharmacy skills
    • Takes accountability of medication-related outcomes for their patients
    • Effectively communicates to colleagues and within the health care team
    • Proficiently educates a variety of audiences on medication-related topics
    • Maintains a level of professionalism that represents our community-based hospital and Catholic health care ministry

Accreditation Status of the PGY1 Residency Program at Ascension Genesys Hospital

  • After completing the initial accreditation survey in April 2018 by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the PGY1 residency program at Ascension Genesys Hospital achieved full accreditation for 8 years
  • Receiving 8 years accreditation is the longest a program can be accredited for after completion of a survey, and full accreditation demonstrates alignment of the program at Ascension Genesys Hospital with the residency accreditation standards set forth by ASHP