About the Pharmacy Residency

Program Director: Norm Buss, Pharm.D., BCPS
Program Coordinator: Idan Hannawa, Pharm.D., BCPS
ASHP Accreditation Status: Accredited
Number of Positions: 2

Introduction

The Henry Ford Macomb PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is a twelve month experience designed to develop competent and confident practitioners. A combination of clinical and longitudinal experiences will provide opportunities to independently optimize pharmacotherapy and implement pharmaceutical care. The pharmacy department provides state-of-the-art pharmaceutical services, including computerized physician order entry verification, automated cart-fill and packaging technology, and pharmacy-driven dosing services. Pharmacists are unit-based and are an essential component of the multi-disciplinary transitions of care process, in addition to many patient care areas. The department serves as a teaching site for pharmacy students and is affiliated with Wayne State University and Midwestern University.

ASHP's PGY1 Program Purpose

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

Residency Experience

Pharmacists completing a Henry Ford Macomb Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency experience will be competent practitioners able to provide direct patient care at a level beyond that of a practitioner without postgraduate training. These individuals will further develop and enhance their personal and professional skills as they seek positions as clinical/staff pharmacists.