PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Program Director: Norm Buss, Pharm.D., BCPS
Program Coordinator: Marilen Martinez, Pharm.D., BCPS
ASHP Accreditation Status: Accredited
Number of Positions: 4


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.

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.

Required Rotations

  • Orientation of Pharmacy Operations and Clinical Practice
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Critical Care
  • Oncology
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Project/Staffing
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Direct Patient Care (Repeat Previous Rotation of Interest)

Longitudinal Requirements

  • Pharmacy Operations
  • Drug Information and Pharmacy Education
  • Projects (Medication Use Evaluation, Great Lakes Residency Project, Operational Project)

Optional Experience

  • Postgraduate Teaching Certificate
Information for Applicants
Interested in applying to one of our programs, call (734) 246-8004.

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