The purpose of the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy PGY-1 Community‐Based Pharmacy Residency Program is to build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community‐based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills. This residency prepares pharmacists to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY-2) residencies and professional certifications.
Each resident will primarily work at one site, but will have the opportunity to spend time at the other residency sites.
203 Pharmacy Building, Corvallis, OR 97331
2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Oregon State University's College of Pharmacy is passionate about helping individuals and communities stay healthy. For more than 100 years, the College has prepared world-class pharmacists to serve Oregon and beyond, educating patients to make sure they receive the best possible medical care. Cutting edge research at Oregon State and Oregon Health & Science University addresses some of the world's most critical health challenges. Through the four-year didactic curriculum leading to the PharmD degree, Oregon State is training tomorrow's pharmacists to be collaborative, innovative and passionate about advancing patient care and continuing groundbreaking research throughout the industry.
All residents will participate in the Oregon Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program that is jointly offered by the school/colleges of pharmacy in the state. Completion of the teaching certificate may include a focused learning experience with a faculty member at Oregon State University College of Pharmacy. Residents will facilitate student learning in the Pharmacy Practice course through small groups and lecture opportunities. Additional /alternative teaching opportunities may be available upon agreement with the preceptor.
All residents will also be involved with APPE students from Oregon State University College of Pharmacy initially as a co-preceptor and then as a primary preceptor if they meet the state legal requirements to precept. They will gain precepting experience as a supervising pharmacist of any learners rotating through their work sites. Precepting skills are a focus of the teaching certificate program. This didactic coursework to assist residents in providing formative and summative feedback and in the design of learning experiences will be completed by early December.
Primary Preceptors: Natalea Suchy, Adriane Irwin
Yakima Valley Farm Worker's Clinic - Woodburn
Yakima Valley Farm Worker's Clinic - Salem
1175 Mt Hood Ave, Woodburn, OR 97071
The resident assigned to this location will spend ~90% of their time at Yakima Valley Farm Worker’s Clinic sitesand 10% of their time in activities relating to the OSU College of Pharmacy. Yakima Valley Farm Worker’s Clinic prides itself on making a difference for families living in Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. Salud and Lancaster Family Health Centers are Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that are part of Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. Our health care team is committed to providing quality health services and has received a Patient-Centered Health Home certification.
With an on-site pharmacy, medical laboratory, dental, WIC, behavior health specialists, and nutrition services, Yakima Valley Farm Worker’s Clinic makes healthcare as convenient as possible. The clinic is staffed with medical providers, dentists, and pharmacists. The pharmacies within Yakima Valley Farm Worker’s Clinic provide patients with 340B prices making the cost of prescriptions affordable for our ambulatory care patients that use our clinic. The pharmacies fill over 40,000 prescriptions per year.
Our pharmacies have complete access to the electronic medical record (Epic) and provide clinical services to our patients. Our services include prescription mail order, medication synchronization, medication refill collaborative practice, therapeutic interchange collaborative practice, medication reconciliation, medication therapy management, anticoagulation services, hypertension management, and diabetes management. The pharmacy resident will be involved in all aspects of the clinical pharmacy programs.
The resident will also learn about pharmacy management and leadership by attending organization level meetings, participating in committees, reviewing protocols & policy, and will gain a management perspective on pharmacy operations and administration.
Site Coordinator: Kaylee Williamson
Primary Preceptors:, Emily Gray, Sarah Thomas, Kaylee Williamson
Site Coordinator: Stacy Ramirez
Primary Preceptors: Natalea Suchy, Stacy Ramirez, Necole Morris
The resident will be involved in residency, pharmacy, and clinic orientations during this experience. The resident will be scheduled to work in different areas within the pharmacy department to develop a baseline comfort level of pharmacy practice at their primary site to be further developed during the rest of the residency. The resident will interact with clinic pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, nurses, and other clinic staff. Self-motivation, willingness to learn, and good communication is vital to succeed in this residency program.
During this longitudinal rotation, the resident will build skills in utilizing the pharmacy dispensing software and will be responsible for taking on pharmacist tasks. Pharmacist tasks include: performing pre-verification, writing prescriptions, and final verification on prescriptions (ensuring correct drug, dose, interactions, and appropriateness of therapy). The resident will also be responsible for counseling patients on prescriptions, OTC recommendations, calling prescribers for clarification, and answering patient and provider questions. Daily responsibilities of the pharmacist include: providing patient care by counseling, preparing medications for dispensing, conducting drug utilization reviews (DUR), drug therapy dose checking and recommendations. Throughout the year resident will assume greater responsibilities in the pharmacy including participating in operations and management tasks, and supervising/directing technicians and students on APPE rotations.
Communications skills are essential for success on this rotation, and the in this residency program. The resident will need to have clear communication with pharmacy staff, clinic staff, providers, and especially patients. The resident will need a good foundational knowledge of commonly prescribed medications and counseling points. The resident also will need problem-solving skills to identify and resolve medication-related concerns and questions that arise on the rotation.
Common disease states encountered in this residency program in which the resident will be expected to gain proficiency through reviewing medication information resources, guidelines, and/or direct patient care include, but are not limited to: diabetes, hypertension, anticoagulation, and pain management.
Administration- The pharmacy resident is responsible for becoming familiar with the daily requirements needed to maintain the outpatient pharmacy and a clinical pharmacy service. The resident will develop skills to perform various management duties such as scheduling, developing policies and procedures and working with others on the executive team. Good organization skills to balance projects and communication skills with the pharmacy team, medical providers. and executive team are necessary to be successful in this learning experience.
YVC: Click here to view Learning Experience - Outcomes, Goals and Activities for Staffing/Administration
CHC: Click here to view Learning Experience - Outcomes, Goals and Activities for Staffing/Administration
The major project is a required, longitudinal learning experience to provide the resident with an opportunity to apply project management, research, leadership, and communication skills while conducting practice-based research. The resident will be the Principal Investigator (PI) and will be in control of all major aspects of the project including developing the study design and methodology, implementing the intervention and data collection, analyzing the collected data, and disseminating the knowledge gained from the scholarly work.
The pharmacy resident will meet early in the residency year with the preceptor and RPD to validate that the scope of the project can be reasonably accomplished during the residency year and to begin the process of required peer and institutional review before the project can be started. The resident will meet regularly with the preceptor for guidance on the project and to ensure compliance with established timelines.
Successful completion of this learning experience will require the resident to author a platform presentation, and final manuscript on their project.
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The teaching rotation is a required, longitudinal learning experience to familiarize the resident with the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy and the role of the pharmacy practice faculty member. The College of Pharmacy at Oregon State University offers a four-year, didactic curriculum leading to the PharmD degree. PharmD students spend two years on the Corvallis campus taking courses that will serve as a foundation in the pharmaceutical sciences. The third professional year is spent at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in the new Collaborative Life Sciences Building developing skills in pharmacy practice. The final year implements all that the student learned through hands-on experience at various pharmacy practice locations throughout the Northwest or around the world.
The pharmacy resident will complete the required courses and assignments for the Oregon Pharmacy Teaching Certificate. The resident will have the opportunity to practice small group facilitation while paired with a faculty member for a course in the P1 or P2 year. The resident will also gain precepting experience with APPE students on rotation when available. The resident may also have the opportunity to gain insight into faculty development and life in academia including managing services, scholarship, and teaching through discussions with faculty members and administrators.
Good time management and communication skills with faculty and students are necessary to be successful in this learning experience. Confidence in delivering presentations to small and large groups is also a necessary skill for this rotation.
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The clinical programs and direct patient care experience is a longitudinal training experience taking place August through June. The learning experience encompasses pharmacist-driven outreach for medication adherence, diabetes, anticoagulation, and other patient care services.
The resident will collaborate with health care professionals to improve health literacy in culturally diverse and underserved patient populations. The resident will work directly with providers to assure that patients' medication lists are reconciled and therapy is adherent to disease state guidelines and work with patients to address medication adherence.
YVC: Click here to view Learning Experience - Outcomes, Goals and Activities for Ambulatory Care
CHC: Click here to view Learning Experience - Outcomes, Goals and Activities for Ambulatory Care
Practice management and professional development is a required, longitudinal learning experience. Discussions and activities are designed to address issues pertaining to application of clinical knowledge and development of clinical practice; pharmacy and formulary decision making; professional involvement in local, state and national pharmacy affairs; interprofessional education; performing as a role model for pharmacy students; and continuous professional development through self-assessment and goal setting. Successful completion of the learning experience will require active participation in weekly OSU Residency Conference meetings and bi-weekly/monthly Citywide Residency Conference meetings and as well as involvement in professional organizations including student health fairs.
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Core Topics in which the resident will be expected to gain proficiency through literature review, topic discussion, and/or professional experience including, but not limited to:
Practice Development and Management
Collaborative drug therapy management agreement and standards of care development
Business Plan Development
Drug information presentations (Provider education and literature review)
The resident will be involved in OSU orientation, residency orientation, and pharmacy orientation during this experience. The resident will be scheduled to work in different areas within the pharmacy department to develop a baseline comfort level of pharmacy practice at their primary site to be further developed during the service component of residency. The resident will interact with clinic pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, nurses, and other clinic staff. Self-motivation, willingness to learn and good communication is vital to success in this experience. Learning Experience - Outcomes, Goals, and Activities for Orientation
Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School or College of Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy degree preferred
Licensed or eligible for licensure in Oregon
National Resident Matching Program participant
The deadline for applications is January 2.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree preferred
Eligible for Oregon pharmacist licensure (will not sponsor nonimmigrant or immigrant status)
Participate in the National Matching Service (NMS)
Participate in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
In addition to the standard information provided via PhORCAS, please be sure that your application includes:
A letter of interest to the program specific to the site you are applying to (ie. Yakima Valley Farm Worker’s Clinic, Community Health Centers of Benton/Linn Counties, Student Health Services)
Three (3) references (each reference writer must complete the standard reference form; a separate letter of recommendation is not required)
A headshot- Please note: The Headshot must be uploaded in the supplemental section of your PhORCAS application. The accepted file format is either MSWord (.doc and .docx) or Portable Document Format (.pdf). The size limit for the file upload is 5MB.
For more information about the Community Pharmacy Residency Program, please contact:
Natalea Braden-Suchy, Residency Program Director
203 Pharmacy Building,
Corvallis, OR 97331