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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Managed Care, Ambulatory Care and Community Care (MAC)

The University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC) sponsored PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program is a concentrated 12.5 month, full-time curriculum.  The program is designed to provide a learning environment whereby the resident is trained to achieve professional competence in the delivery of patient-centered care and pharmacy services.   Upon completion of this program, the resident will be prepared to practice as a clinical pharmacist overseeing medication-related care of a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and eligible for a PGY2 pharmacy residency training.

Accredited as an ASHP PGY1 program, this residency program offers numerous unique experiences not traditionally offered by other PGY1 programs.   Residency learning experience are conducted primarily in outpatient, community, transitions of care and ambulatory care settings.  Each rotation contains elements of fundamental managed care practice concepts learned while managing the University of Toledo self-insured prescription benefit.  A teaching certificate program is available and provides an opportunity for the resident to gain teaching experiences in the classroom, small group teaching and with oversight of other learners.

Why complete this residency?

This hybrid program trains our resident to meet the needs of the new practice model of pharmacy and expanding areas of pharmacy practice.   The preceptors of this program are committed to creating exceptional clinicians and strong leaders.  This residency is flexible in that the resident will be actively involved in their own developmental plan to fit their individual interests and career path.  Learning experiences are wide-ranging and are located throughout the University of Toledo Medical Center including Rupert Clinic, UTMC hospital, University of Toledo Outpatient Pharmacies, Main Campus Outpatient Pharmacy and UT Human Resources prescription benefit.   

A Pharmacy resident completing this program will excel as a leader in pharmacy practice and be prepared to work in numerous diverse care environments. The resident will develop skills in providing evidence-based, patient-centered care in collaboration with other healthcare professionals to optimize patient care for UTMC patients, UT students and employees of the University of Toledo. These skills include clinical knowledge, physical assessment, communication, documentation, problem solving, and empathy. The resident will further develop clinical knowledge, utilize policies/procedures/regulations, and document appropriately when conducting these advanced practice appointments with the goal of identifying, managing, and recommending meaningful changes that improve patient outcomes.

The resident will also gain skills and principles used for leadership in the pharmacy community. The resident will be exposed to resources, tools, and principles pertaining to leadership and take an active role in leadership meetings.

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Contact information

HOLLY SMITH, RPH, MBA
Director of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Department of Pharmacy
3000 Arlington Ave.   Mail Stop 1076
Toledo, Ohio 43614-2598
Phone 419.383.1956
Fax 419-383-2019
Holly.Smith3@utoledo.edu

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Last Updated: 6/27/22