Pharmacy Residency Program


The Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy practice residency at  builds on Pharm.D. education and develops clinical pharmacy skills in those responsible for medication related care of patients with a wide range of conditions.  Our philosophy of residency training is to offer practical experiences in diverse, multidisciplinary environments that span the continuum of pharmaceutical care. Our approach in the provision of pharmaceutical care is to provide comprehensive, patient-oriented services. The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at University Medical Center New Orleans (UMCNO) provides twelve months of training in all aspects of advanced pharmacy practice: acute patient care, ambulatory patient care, drug information, drug policy development, and practice management. The program offers flexibility which allows the residency to be tailored to the specific needs of the individual.

The goal of the program is to provide specific skills and competencies to the resident that are needed to assume leadership roles within the profession. Upon completion of the PGY1 program, residents are equipped to succeed in a variety of positions, including clinical pharmacy specialists, clinical faculty, or continuation of postgraduate training in a PGY2 program or fellowship. Pharmacists completing the UMCNO PGY-1 residency program will function as independent, patient-focused practitioners who are able to provide high-level pharmaceutical care in both inpatient acute care as well as ambulatory based clinical practice. Additionally, graduates of the residency program will be qualified to:

  • Provide Excellent, optimal clinical and operational pharmaceutical care to patients in multiple practice settings,
  • Function as an effective member of healthcare teams,
  • Ensure appropriate medication use and safety,
  • Educate and communicate via written and verbal venues,
  • Precept and educate pharmacy residents and students other healthcare professionals, patients, and the community,
  • Provide leadership in various practice settings and become a leader within the profession,
  • Demonstrate time management and problem-solving skills,
  • Seek advanced specialty training,
  • Seek board certification by the Board of Pharmaceutical Services (BPS),
  • Succeed through life-long learning.

The UMCNO PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program will be evaluated for accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist.

 ASHP Commission on Credentialing is responsible for the accreditation of pharmacy residency programs. This includes formulating and recommending changes in standards, assessing programs adherence to compliance of the standards, and recommending accreditation status of programs. The ASHP Commission on Credentialing consists of appointed individuals that have been actively involved in accredited pharmacy residency or is a public member.

ASHP Commission on Credentialing
4500 East-West Highway, Suite 900
Bethesda, MD 20814


Our program was established in 2015 as program affiliated with Xavier University College of Pharmacy. As of 2018, UMCNO is continuing our program of excellence supported by the Pharmacy Department of UMCNO.

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