Banner Boswell Pharmacy Residency  

Banner Boswell Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Male pharmacist



Graduates of the Banner Boswell Medical Center Postgraduate Year 1 (BBWMC PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency Program are prepared to practice as clinical pharmacists in a variety of practice settings such as adult internal and geriatric medicine.  The Residency Program will also provide fundamental knowledge and skills for residency graduates to utilize and achieve board certification in pharmacotherapy as well as pursue further training as a PGY2 resident and/or a fellow in an area of their desire.

The BBWMC PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program is a 12-month period commencing in July and culminating at the end of June annually. The program has been developed to provide fundamental knowledge and skills as well as cultivate the resident to become a clinical pharmacist in a variety of practice settings. While the institution has provided a wide breadth of pharmacy practice experiences, the resident is required to be self-directed, proactive and motivated to actively engage in the Residency Program. Therefore, a needs assessment is provided to the resident prior to entering the program in order to develop a fruitful learning experience. Such an assessment will assist in customizing the Program according to the resident’s needs and experience without sacrificing the provision of basic foundation for quality clinical pharmacy practice. The resident will be exposed to various areas of pharmacy, which include but are not limited to: pharmacy operations including administrative and distributive functions, decentralized and specialized pharmacy services, research and education.

While a preceptor directly supervises such aforementioned experiences, the Residency Program promotes independent and proactive learning in order to enrich the resident’s problem-solving and communication skills while providing real-life experiences in an acute care setting. Providing an environment conducive to the attainment of such a residency purpose, the resident will also attain the learning objectives of the residency program:

  • Manage and improve the medication-use process
  • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams
  • Exercise leadership and proactive management skills
  • Demonstrate project management skills
  • Provide medication and practice-related education training
  • Utilize medical informatics

Learning Experiences

  • Academia
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Geriatric/Internal Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Transitional Care (Rehabilitation Services)
  • Practice Management (Longitudinal)
  • Pharmacy Systems (Longitudinal)
  • Ambulatory Care (Longitudinal)
  • Information Management and Research (Longitudinal)

Electives (4 weeks each)

  • Pediatrics
  • Some rotations may be repeated as an Advanced Rotation
  • Others may be arranged

The Residency Program adheres to American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacist Regulations on Accreditation of Pharmacy Residencies and the Accreditation Standard for Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Programs.

Other Residency Activities

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification
  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Western States Pharmacy Conference
  • ACPE Continuing Education Presentation
  • Phoenix Valleywide Journal Club Presentation
  • Drug class review, medication use evaluation, or drug monograph

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