About our residency program
The overall purpose of the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center Residency Program is to foster the development of a well-rounded health care professional.
Specific program goals in this 12-month program include expanding clinical skills and knowledge; improving written and verbal communication skills; developing problem-solving, research and leadership skills; and demonstrating professionalism as an integral member of the health care team.
Through a wide variety of rotational and longitudinal experiences, the resident will develop independent practice skills in the areas of internal medicine, cardiology, oncology, critical care, infectious diseases, and practice management.
While on clinical service, the resident’s responsibilities include working with health care team members through participation on rounds, development of patient care plans, and optimization of medication therapy services. The on-call program is a resident-learning experience blending experiences from rotations with integrated acute care scenarios. Residents are also expected to periodically staff, which exposes operational functions of hospital pharmacy. Collectively, these experiences will allow the resident to function as a key member of multi-disciplinary patient care teams, provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care as well as improve and impact medication use processes.
In addition, residents will develop skills in clinical teaching, research methodology, critical thinking, and pharmacy practice leadership. Residents will be encouraged to identify clinical and didactic teaching opportunities within the institution. This will include teaching the pharmacy, nursing, and medical staff as well as pharmacy students. The resident is required to complete a research-based project to be presented at the regional residency conference (Western States Conference). Manuscript submission for publication is strongly encouraged.
Leadership is integrated throughout the entire program. Residents work with a variety of mentors who challenge them to mature as a complete professional. Practice management experiences provide a framework for this development. Residents work closely with the program director and coordinator to implement practice leadership concepts longitudinally in the program. Presentation skills will also be another important focus to develop throughout the year. Residents are expected to deliver three major seminar presentations during the academic year. Also, residents are strongly encouraged to present at the Arizona Pharmacy Alliance Health-system Academy Conference each spring.
Our program participates in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Matching Program and is fully accredited by ASHP.
Mitchell S. Buckley, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCM
BGSMC – Department of Pharmacy Services
PGY-1 Residency Director
1111 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006