The pharmacy practice residency at Ascension Genesys Hospital provides a guided, organized post-graduate training program that prepares its trainees through focused patient care experiences as well as longitudinal experiences in project management activities and student precepting. Our residency program aims to produce well-rounded pharmacy practitioners who are able to navigate the ever-changing pharmacy practice landscape and health care practice environment. The Genesys residency program will accept 3 residents annually to start their experience in July.
Upon completion of the residency program at Ascension Genesys Hospital, our residents will be experienced, confident, and patient-focused pharmacy practitioners who are able to serve a diverse array of patient populations. As members of the interdisciplinary health care team, our residents will be responsible for (1) ensuring safe, effective, and evidence-based medication therapies and (2) achieving optimal patient outcomes related to these therapies. They will exhibit professional integrity by establishing and following a personal philosophy of practice, utilizing self-assessment skills to monitor their individual performance, exhibiting commitment to the development of profession, and demonstrating leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system and associated processes. Ultimately, residents of the Genesys program will become well-rounded pharmacy practitioners who will possess the knowledge and leadership skills necessary to drive the advancement of pharmacy practice within the inpatient setting.
The intended outcome of the residency program is to develop a pharmacy practitioner who:
Promotes appropriate and evidence-based use of medications through the use of evaluative pharmacy skills
Takes accountability of medication-related outcomes for their patients
Effectively communicates to colleagues and within the health care team
Proficiently educates a variety of audiences on medication-related topics
Maintains a level of professionalism that represents our community-based hospital and Catholic health care ministry
The residency program at Ascension Genesys Hospital includes required month long learning experiences, elective learning experiences, and required longitudinal learning experiences (each typically 6 - 12 months in duration).
Each resident’s research project will tentatively be presented at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference. Residents are required to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and will be encouraged to participate in a poster presentation.
Month Long Learning Experiences (with midpoint and final evaluations)
Required Learning Experiences
Decentralized Pharmacy Practice
Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
Drug Information/Drug Use Policy
Elective Learning Experiences
Neurotrauma Intensive Care Unit (NTICU) / Progressive Respiratory Care Unit (PRCU)
Staffing (every 3rd weekend and 3 holidays per year) - 12 months
Longitudinal participation in a hospital committee
Participation in Pharmacy Education Development and Lecture Series (PEDALS) teaching program through Ferris State University
Includes presentation of 1 hour of continuing education, a journal club, a patient case presentation, and facilitation of an integrated case studies course
Involvement as a co-preceptor of students from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and Ferris State University
Professional pharmacy organization involvement opportunities with local and state organizations
Application Deadline: Friday January 8, 2021
Anticipated Start Date: Monday June 28, 2021
Letter of intent
PhORCAS online application
Three letters of recommendation
Copy of college transcripts
Eligibility for Michigan licensure
All application materials must be submitted through PhORCAS. Completion of the application materials by the application deadline is required to be considered for an on-site interview.
About PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency - Ascension Genesys Hospital
The pharmacy practice residency at Ascension Genesys Hospital provides a guided, organized post-graduate training program that prepares its trainees through focused patient care experiences as well as longitudinal experiences in project management activities and student precepting. Our residency program aims to produce well-rounded pharmacy practitioners who are able to navigate the ever-changing pharmacy practice landscape and health care practice environment. The Ascension Genesys Hospital program will accept 2 residents annually to start their experience in July.
Ascension Genesys Hospital is a 400 bed state-of-the-art community teaching hospital and level 2 trauma center in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Our location is conveniently situated within driving distance of Ann Arbor, metro Detroit, Brighton, Lansing, and Flint. The hospital is part of a regionally integrated health care delivery system comprised of a complete continuum of care. Genesys provides services to Genesee, Shiawassee, Lapeer, Oakland, Livingston, and Tuscola counties. As a Catholic health ministry and member of Ascension Health, our health system strives to integrate excellence in clinical care with spiritually-centered, holistic care.