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Pharmacy Residencies

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

St. Luke's is proud to offer a one-year postgraduate PGY1 ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency program. The program is designed for practitioners who are looking for a comprehensive pharmacy residency experience. St. Luke's residency program provides the resident with an opportunity to further develop their skills in Adult Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Infusion Therapy/Oncology, and Pharmacy Practice Management. Additional elective rotations are available in Home Care/Hospice, Informatics, Ambulatory Care, Academia and Emergency Department Medicine. Residents are also involved with pharmacy students at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Duluth Campus by working as teaching assistants in the clinical skills lab. Didactic lecturing experiences at the College of Pharmacy are also available for residents who are interested in such an opportunity. If desired, the resident may also complete a teaching certificate.

Projects

Each resident will learn project management skills while working on one major research project. Results of the project will be presented at a Pharmacy Residency Conference and a manuscript will be written for the project. Additionally, residents will conduct a Medication Use Evaluation (MUE), with the results being reported to the appropriate hospital committee(s).

Staffing

Residents will work every other weekend, working in the central pharmacy one weekend and as a clinical pharmacist on the other weekend. Residents have a day off either before or after they work the weekend. The staffing commitment begins in mid-August and runs through the end of the residency year, with the exception of the weekend preceding the ASHP Midyear Clinical meeting. Residents are required to work two holidays a year. One winter holiday, either Thanksgiving or New Year's Day, and one summer holiday, either Labor Day or Memorial Day.

Stipend

Annual stipend is $50,000.

Benefits

  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • Financial support for ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, MSHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Midwest Pharmacy Residency Conference
  • Access to online resources

Application Process

  • Prerequisites: Pharm.D degree and licensure as a pharmacist in Minnesota no later than August 1
  • Requirements: Enrollment in ASHP National Matching Service. Applicants must submit the following through the Pharmacy Online Residency Application Service (PhORCAS): three letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, official college transcript, letter of intent, and project or presentation.
  • Application deadline: early January, see ASHP Residency Directory for official date

Interview

  • On-site interviews to invited applicants in January and February
  • Interview includes meetings with the program director, department leadership and preceptors

Contact Information

PGY1
Bobbi Aulie Pharm.D.
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Roberta.aulie@slhduluth.com


PGY2 Oncology Residency

St. Luke's is proud to offer a one-year postgraduate PGY2 oncology residency program. The oncology residency is designed to provide individualized training that allows the resident to specialize in the care of hematology/oncology patients. Our program offers unique opportunities to care for patients with a wide variety of conditions in a community setting. Training will focus on all aspects of direct patient care, education, and clinical research to prepare the resident for an advanced oncology position and board certification (BCOP) upon graduation. St. Luke's PGY2 oncology residency program provides the resident with an opportunity to further develop their skills in both inpatient and ambulatory patient care. Required rotations include orientation, inpatient heme/onc I & II, outpatient heme/onc I & II, infectious disease, investigational drugs, academia/teaching, research project and leadership/management. Residents also have the opportunity to work with pharmacy students at the highly-ranked University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy - Duluth Campus by delivering didactic lectures and working as a teaching assistant. If desired, the resident may also complete a teaching certificate. Our program currently accepts one resident per year.

Projects

Each resident will learn project management skills while completing one major research project. This project will focus on one specific aspect of hematology/oncology patient care. Results of the project will be presented at the local, regional and national research conferences and a manuscript will be written for the project. Residents will also complete several smaller projects as part of their various rotations.

Staffing

Residents will staff one day every other week either in the Infusion Therapy Clinic or as a clinical pharmacist on the inpatient oncology unit. The staffing commitment begins in August and runs through the end of the residency year. There is no formal weekend assignment.

Benefits

  • Competitive stipend
  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • Financial support for one state and one national pharmacy professional meeting to be determined
  • Access to online resources

Application Process

  • Prerequisites: Pharm.D degree and licensure as a pharmacist in Minnesota no later than September 1, completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency
  • Requirements: Enrollment in ASHP National Matching Service. Applicants must submit the following through the Pharmacy Online Residency Application Service (PhORCAS): three letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, official college transcript, letter of intent, and project or presentation
  • Application deadline: early January

Please submit the following through phORCAS:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official college of pharmacy transcript
  • Project/Presentation (supplemental)

Contact Information

PGY2 Oncology
Ben E. Anderson Pharm.D., BCOP
PGY2 Oncology Residency Program Director
Ben.anderson@slhduluth.com


PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Residency

St. Luke's is proud to offer a one-year postgraduate PGY2 pharmacotherapy residency program. The program is designed with a focus on the pharmacotherapy of our patients as they transition though various settings of care. These transitions include admission into the hospital, transfers among inpatient care units, and discharge from the emergency department, outpatient surgery, or hospital back to the care of their primary care provider. St. Luke's PGY2 pharmacotherapy residency program provides the resident with an opportunity to further develop their skills in both inpatient and ambulatory patient care. Rotations include orientation, acute care, pharmacy management, ambulatory care, research, teaching, and emergency department transitions of care. Residents are also involved with pharmacy students at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Duluth Campus by working as teaching assistants and in opportunities for additional teaching experiences. If desired, the resident may also complete a teaching certificate.

Projects

Each resident will learn project management skills while completing one major research project. This project will focus on one specific aspect of patient transitions of care. Results of the project will be presented at the local and regional research conferences and a manuscript will be written for the project. Residents will also complete several smaller projects as part of their various rotations.

Staffing

Residents will staff about once a month working as a clinical pharmacist in a decentral or transitions of care roles. The staffing commitment begins in August and runs through the end of the residency year.

Benefits

  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • Financial support for one state and one national pharmacy professional meeting to be determined
  • Access to online resources

Application Process

  • Prerequisites: Pharm.D degree and licensure as a pharmacist in Minnesota no later than September 1, completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency
  • Requirements: Enrollment in ASHP National Matching Service. Applicants must submit the following through the Pharmacy Online Residency Application Service (PhORCAS): three letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, official college transcript, letter of intent, and project or presentation
  • Application deadline: early January, see ASHP Residency Directory for official date

Please submit the following through PhORCAS:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official college of pharmacy transcript
  • Project/Presentation (supplemental)

Contact Information

PGY2 Pharmacotherapy
Heather Blue Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP
PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Residency Program Director
Heather.blue@slhduluth.com