Pharmacy Residency FAQs

What are the staffing requirements and/or on-call requirements for the program?

Residents are required to staff a weekday afternoon (until 9:00 pm) every other week and work every third weekend. Residents will also staff on 2 midnight shifts with a pharmacist during the Project/Staffing Rotation. There is no on-call requirement.

What teaching opportunities are available?

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital is closely affiliated with Wayne State University, so precepting pharmacy students is an expectation of residents. The residents can also voluntarily participate in a longitudinal teaching program through Wayne State University, where they will have monthly meetings and workshops to enhance their teaching skills. If residents participate in the program, they will work with a professor to provide a lecture or problem-based learning (PBL) case for pharmacy students at Wayne State University.

Are your residents required to work holidays?

Residents are required to assist with holiday coverage during the residency year. The residents will each choose 2 of the following 4 holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Memorial Day. In the event that the residents cannot agree on whom will work which holiday, they will be assigned by the RAC. Holiday selections for the year must be submitted to the RPD/designee by the end of the incoming residents’ initial orientation.

How long are the rotations?

Aside from the longitudinal rotations, orientation is 8 weeks long and each remaining rotation is 4 weeks in length.

What elective rotations do you offer?

The last for rotation is a Direct Patient Care Elective where the resident can choose to repeat a previously completed rotation with direct patient care, such as Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Critical Care, Oncology, or Antimicrobial Stewardship.

How is the resident evaluated?

All evaluations are completed within PharmAcademic.

What benefits are offered?

The residency program provides a competitive stipend and the following benefits: health insurance, paid time off, and professional travel reimbursement. Also, educational leave is provided to attend local, regional, and national meetings.

Does your residency accept applicants with pending/current H1B Visas?

At this time, we do not accept applicants with H1B Visa status.

Information for Applicants
Interested in applying to one of our programs, call (800) 436-7936 .

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