PGY1 Residency - IU Health Bloomington

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. Successful candidates are eligible for board certification and for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

PGY1 Program Purpose

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. Successful candidates are eligible for board certification and for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The PGY1 Residency Program at IU Health Bloomington emphasizes the development of advanced knowledge and application of pharmacotherapeutics in the provision of multi-disciplinary, quality patient care. This program cultivates the skills of practice management and education as well as the professional attitudes of self-evaluation, self-improvement, and accountability. 

The successful resident will demonstrate a desire to learn, sincere interest in the profession, and dedication to achieving all outcomes of the residency. Indiana University Health Bloomington is a regional, community based setting that serves the south central region of the statewide system. Pharmacy services equally focus on inpatient and ambulatory care. 

Overview

The PGY1 Residency Program at IU Health Bloomington emphasizes the development of advanced knowledge and application of pharmacotherapeutics in the provision of multi-disciplinary, quality patient care. This program cultivates the skills of practice management and education as well as the professional attitudes of self-evaluation, self-improvement, and accountability. 

The successful resident will demonstrate a desire to learn, sincere interest in the profession, and dedication to achieving all outcomes of the residency. Indiana University Health Bloomington is a regional, community based setting that serves the south central region of the statewide system. Pharmacy services equally focus on inpatient and ambulatory care. 

Each PGY1 resident is required to successfully complete twelve rotations. The resident’s rotation preferences will be considered when making and adjusting the rotation schedule. Rotations are required to cover the following areas of practice:

  • Administration
  • Adult Medicine
  • Ambulatory Care — Adult (Primary Care)
  • Cardiovascular — Adult
  • Critical Care — Adult
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medication Safety
  • Oncology — Adult (Ambulatory focus)
  • Orientation
  • Required Longitudinal
    • Primary Care (6 months)
    • Anticoagulation (6 months)
  • Clinical/Operational Weekend Staffing

Required Rotations

Each PGY1 resident is required to successfully complete twelve rotations. The resident’s rotation preferences will be considered when making and adjusting the rotation schedule. Rotations are required to cover the following areas of practice:

  • Administration
  • Adult Medicine
  • Ambulatory Care — Adult (Primary Care)
  • Cardiovascular — Adult
  • Critical Care — Adult
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medication Safety
  • Oncology — Adult (Ambulatory focus)
  • Orientation
  • Required Longitudinal
    • Primary Care (6 months)
    • Anticoagulation (6 months)
  • Clinical/Operational Weekend Staffing
  • Off-site elective opportunities may be coordinated within the IU Health system* 
  • On-site elective opportunities include Clinical Administration and/or additional month(s) of a required rotation

*Dependent upon interest/availability. Up to two may be completed at other IU Health facilities. Find a list of potential opportunities.

Elective Rotations

  • Off-site elective opportunities may be coordinated within the IU Health system* 
  • On-site elective opportunities include Clinical Administration and/or additional month(s) of a required rotation

*Dependent upon interest/availability. Up to two may be completed at other IU Health facilities. Find a list of potential opportunities.

Residency Requirements

  • Successful completion of all required rotations
  • Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Training and Certification
  • Residency Project – presented at Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference
  • Medical Staff and/or Grand Rounds Presentation – formal presentation directed to medical staff and other healthcare professionals
  • System-wide Medication Use Evaluation
  • Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate (IPTeC) Program completion
  • Completion of a Resident Portfolio, which details the residents learning opportunities
  • Every third weekend staffing—distributive and clinical responsibilities

Elective Experiences

  • Didactic teaching
  • Precepting PharmD students in a clinical setting

Residency Completion

Residency Requirements

  • Successful completion of all required rotations
  • Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Training and Certification
  • Residency Project – presented at Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference
  • Medical Staff and/or Grand Rounds Presentation – formal presentation directed to medical staff and other healthcare professionals
  • System-wide Medication Use Evaluation
  • Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate (IPTeC) Program completion
  • Completion of a Resident Portfolio, which details the residents learning opportunities
  • Every third weekend staffing—distributive and clinical responsibilities

Elective Experiences

  • Didactic teaching
  • Precepting PharmD students in a clinical setting
  • Competitive Salary
  • Health, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts Paid Time Off—16 days
  • ASHP Membership
  • Travel stipend for ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference expenses paid
  • Free parking
  • Personalized White Coat
  • Resident provided with own office space and computer

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Health, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts Paid Time Off—16 days
  • ASHP Membership
  • Travel stipend for ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference expenses paid
  • Free parking
  • Personalized White Coat
  • Resident provided with own office space and computer

Requirements:

The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure.

Deadline for PhORCAS Application: Jan. 5

  • Letter of Intent
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Recommendations Via PhORCAS
    • At least one from a clinical preceptor
    • At least one from an employer encouraged
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Residency Candidate Survey
    • Upload through Supplemental Materials section in PhORCAS

If Selected for an On-site Interview:

  • Personal Interview (full day)
  • Clinical Skills Assessment

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Derek B. Fields, PharmD, BCPS
Bloomington-Residency Program Director
Regional Director of Pharmacy 
Indiana University Health — South Central Region

601 W. Second Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
812.353.5589 (phone) | 812.353.5627 (fax)
DFields5@iuhealth.org

How to Apply

Requirements:

The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure.

Deadline for PhORCAS Application: Jan. 5

  • Letter of Intent
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Recommendations Via PhORCAS
    • At least one from a clinical preceptor
    • At least one from an employer encouraged
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Residency Candidate Survey
    • Upload through Supplemental Materials section in PhORCAS

If Selected for an On-site Interview:

  • Personal Interview (full day)
  • Clinical Skills Assessment

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Derek B. Fields, PharmD, BCPS
Bloomington-Residency Program Director
Regional Director of Pharmacy 
Indiana University Health — South Central Region

601 W. Second Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
812.353.5589 (phone) | 812.353.5627 (fax)
DFields5@iuhealth.org