The PGY-1 program is a 12-month, full-time practice commitment or equivalent that will begin around July 1. The goals and objectives of our program are designed to support the achievement of our PGY-1 program purpose as outlined in our purpose statement.

Most learning experiences will be structured on a monthly rotational basis starting on the first non-holiday, weekday of the calendar month and are intended to meet the competency areas, goals, objectives within the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) standards. Note that some elective learning experiences will be located off-site at one of our sister hospitals. Longitudinal learning experiences will occur throughout the course of the residency program. The focus is to support the resident to become competent within the learning experiences in the following four core competency areas:

  1. Patient care
  2. Advancing practice and improving patient care
  3. Leadership and management
  4. Teaching, education and dissemination of knowledge

Required Learning Experiences

  • Orientation
  • Adult Inpatient Internal Medicine
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Medication Management – Longitudinal
  • Service Commitment (Staffing) – Longitudinal
  • Research – Longitudinal

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Academia
  • Adult Inpatient Internal Medicine (additional)
  • Critical Care (additional)
  • Emergency Medicine (additional)
  • Hematology/Oncology – Offsite at Summerlin Hospital
  • Infectious Diseases (additional)
  • Neonatology – Offsite at Summerlin Hospital or Spring Valley Hospital
  • Pediatrics – Offsite at Summerlin Hospital
  • Pharmacy Administration (additional)

Other Required Activities

  • Formal Case Presentation
  • Formal Journal Club Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • P&T Activities
  • Medication Use Evaluation(s)
  • Student Preceptorship
  • Staff In-services
  • Residency project presentation for NVSHP
  • Western States Residency Conference
  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

Optional Teaching Certificate Program

Our teaching certificate program is administered in conjunction with the College of Pharmacy at Roseman University of Health Sciences. The optional teaching certificate program offers interested and motivated residents the opportunity to engage in experiential precepting of students, development and assessment of student assignments such as Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and journal clubs, and the opportunity to deliver didactic teaching in the classroom setting.

The teaching certificate program also provides residents with some fundamental training in teaching pedagogies, student skills assessment, teaching philosophies, and skills pertaining to exam question writing. This experience may be tailored to suit the individualized interests of the resident. Interested residents will be required to submit an application.