Pharmacy Residency Program
The Henry Ford Hospital Department of Pharmacy Services has been training pharmacy residents since 1980 and is regarded as a premier institution for training pharmacists. The PGY1 residency program at Henry Ford Hospital is the largest in the state of Michigan. The pharmacy residency training program prepares clinical pharmacists who are well trained for general or specialized clinical pharmacy practice and who will optimize the outcomes of our patients, support our health-system’s recruitment needs and advance the profession of pharmacy.
The following programs are available at Henry Ford Hospital:
- Post-graduate year one (PGY1) residency in pharmacy practice (ASHP accredited)
- Post-graduate year one/two (PGY1/2) residency in pharmacotherapy (ASHP accredited)
- Post-graduate year two (PGY2) residency in critical care (ASHP accredited)
- Post-graduate year two (PGY2) residency in infectious diseases (ASHP accredited)
- Infectious diseases pharmacy fellowship in antimicrobial stewardship
The Henry Ford Hospital Pharmacy Residency and Fellowship Programs have received national and local recognition for excellence:
- Amber Lanae Smith, PharmD, MS, BCPS was recognized with the 2017 Michigan Pharmacists Association Distinguished New Pharmacist Practitioner Award.
- Emily Blum, PharmD (PGY2-Pharmacotherapy) and Amber Lanae Smith, PharmD, MS, BCPS (ambulatory care preceptor) were awarded the ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Resident Practice Based Research Grant for 2016-2017. This award supports quality research to advance pharmacy practice.
- Jona Lekura, PharmD, BCPS received the 2016 Preceptor of the Year award from the Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
- Emily Blum, PharmD (PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy) received the Innovative Practice award from the Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
- John DiLodovico, PharmD was named the 2015 Henry Ford Hospital Diversity Hero. This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to respecting and honoring diversity, inclusion and service excellence.
- Amber Lanae Smith, PharmD, MS, and the Henry Ford Hospital Pulmonary Clinic were recognized as finalists for the Henry Ford Health System Outstanding Progress Award. This award recognizes health-care teams that improve care according to the Institute of Medicine’s six domains of quality: care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient-centered.
- Nancy MacDonald, PharmD, BCPS received the 2015 Henry Ford Hospital Shadow of a Leader Award. This award recognizes leaders who achieve key results through their high quality of work, demonstrate system values, foster employee morale, promote and maintain safety, implement process improvement strategies and exemplify customer service excellence.
- Diana Kostoff, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP (hematology/oncology preceptor) was recognized with the 2014 Michigan Society of Health System Pharmacists Professional Practice Award.
- The Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Fellowship was awarded the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists/Cubist Pharmaceuticals Antimicrobial Stewardship Fellowship Award for 2014-2015. This award supports advanced training opportunities for pharmacists committed to research in antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases.
- The PGY1 Residency in Pharmacy Practice was awarded the ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Residency Expansion Grant for 2013-2014.
- The PGY2 Residency in Infectious Diseases was awarded the ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Residency Expansion Grant for 2012-2013.
- Lisa Dumkow, PharmD (PGY1 resident) and Susan Davis, PharmD (infectious diseases preceptor) were awarded the ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Resident Practice Based Research Award for 2011-2012. This award supports practice based research related to the ASHP Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative.
- Carrie Nemerovski (cardiology preceptor) received the 2012 Preceptor of the Year award from the Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
- The PGY2 Residency in Infectious Diseases was awarded the 2009 Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists/Ortho McNeil Janssen Infectious Diseases Residency Award, which supports the development of training programs that are committed to excellence in infectious disease pharmacotherapy practice.
- The PGY1 Residency in Pharmacy Practice received the 2009 Amgen Residency Award, which is awarded annually to residency programs demonstrating excellence in the preparation of future pharmacists.
- Michael Peters, RPh, BCPS (PGY2 critical care program director) received the 2009 Preceptor of the Year award from the Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
- Susan Davis, PharmD (infectious diseases preceptor) received the 2008 New Preceptor Award from the ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Residency Excellence Award program. This national award recognizes excellence, service, and innovation in a preceptor in the first five years of practice.
- James Kalus, PharmD, BCPS (PGY1 program director) received the 2008 Preceptor of the Year award from the Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists.