Pharmacy Residency Program
Training the next generation of New Orleans healthcare professionals
University Medical Center’s Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy practice residency helps residents develop the necessary clinical pharmacy skills to help patients in their care. By offering pharmacy residents diverse experiences in a variety of disciplines, our program helps them gain a comprehensive view of pharmaceutical care.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at University Medical Center provides 12 months of training in all aspects of advanced pharmacy practice.
- Acute patient care
- Ambulatory and emergency patient care
- Drug facts and information
- Development of drug policy
- Management skills
The program is tailored to the unique needs of each student and offers flexibility.
Goals of our program
Students who participate in our residency programs are equipped with the specific skills and competencies needed to take on positions of leadership within the profession following their PGY1 program.
Some occupations available following completion of a PGY1 program include:
- Pharmacy specialists
- Clinical faculty
- Continuing on in training in a PGY2 program
Once a student has completed the PGY1 residency, they will be able to provide pharmaceutical care in a variety of environments.
Additionally, graduates of the residency program will be qualified to:
- Provide excellent pharmaceutical care to patients throughout multiple practice
- Work with healthcare teams
- Communicate, clarify, and educate patients and other staff
- Become a leader within the pharmaceutical profession
- Pursue advanced specialty training
- Work toward certification by the Board of Pharmaceutical Services (BPS)
About the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
This program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists—the organization responsible for accreditation of such programs. Their guidance helps to formulate and recommend changes in standards, assess compliance of standards, and recommend accreditation for programs.
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.