About our Pharmacy Residency Program
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) offers two Pharmacy Residency Programs.
The PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program provides structured and advanced training to prepare pharmacists for a successful career in ambulatory and community settings, faculty positions, or further PGY2 fellowship training.
The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program provides further clinical and operational training so that pharmacists are prepared to practice independently as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team. PGY2 graduates are well-equipped with skills to successfully develop and expand clinical pharmacy services and obtain board certification.
The two year Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program (HSPA) offers longitudinal practice experiences to prepare its graduates to become highly-skilled leaders and advocates for our profession, well-equipped managers and supervisors, and future pharmacy administrators and directors.
Note: We will not be recruiting for this Residency Program for the 2019-2020 year.
PCHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and is the largest and most comprehensive in Maine. Our mission is to provide comprehensive, integrated primary health care services for all to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients and the Maine communities we serve. PCHC consistently demonstrates a steadfast commitment to collaborating with other healthcare, social service, and community organizations. Residents will be involved in advanced patient care services in a community and ambulatory care setting with opportunities to collaborate with other health care professionals in a variety of care settings.
PCHC provides the unique capability to engage residents in the ambulatory care setting as a Patient Centered Medical Home, in addition to the traditional community pharmacy setting. As an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), PCHC offers its residents a comprehensive learning environment to become practice leaders in our changing health care environment. Established in 2011 with a single PGY1 resident, the residency program has grown to five PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residents and two Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residents for 2016-2017. Both the Community Pharmacy and Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency programs are ASHP-accredited.
PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Rotations
- Ambulatory Care
- Controlled Substance Stewardship
- Drug Information
- Integrated Care Management
- Integrated Mental Health
- Patient Care Services
- Pharmacy Administration
- Hepatitis C
- Research Project
- Teaching Certificate and Academia
- Transitions of Care