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Pharmacy Residency

The pharmacy at AVH is a fast‑paced, highly functioning department that provides 24‑hour care and a full range of clinical services as well as state of the art dispensing technology.

AVH’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program gives motivated, self‑directed individuals the opportunity to gain the necessary skills to become a clinical pharmacist in a supportive, real‑world environment. In compliance with accreditation standards set by the American Society of Health‑System Pharmacists, the pharmacy residency program allows participants to expand their clinical knowledge and gain practical experience in diverse, multi‑disciplinary settings. The program consists of a one‑year postgraduate intensive training experience primarily in the area of acute pharmacotherapy.

Residents are given the opportunity to develop and apply their didactic pharmaceutical knowledge in areas of adult and pediatric acute care, practice management, drug‑use management, communication and education. The program includes core rotations in orientation and practice, administration, critical care, emergency medicine, and internal medicine as well as longitudinal experiences in drug information and education/teaching, clinical research projects, staffing and professional development. The available elective rotations are geriatrics, infectious disease, advanced infectious disease, trauma, pediatrics/NICU and ambulatory care.

Upon completion of the residency, the resident should be able to:

  • Manage and improve the medication-use process.
  • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management.
  • Ensure continuity in transitions of care.
  • Exercise leadership and practice management skills.
  • Demonstrate project management skills.
  • Provide medication and practice-related education/training to varied audiences.
  • Conduct pharmacy practice research.
  • Participate in the management of medical emergencies.
  • Manage formulary and medication-use process decisions.

For more information about AVH’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program, contact Jill Bennett, Pharm.D, BCPS, at or 661‑726‑6020