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Program Details

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The Pharmacy PGY1 Program at JHBMC is customized for each resident based on his or her goals, interests and experience.The program offers the resident three distinct learning experiences throughout the 12-month program: core, elective and longitudinal experiences.

All residents are required to complete core experiences in ambulatory care, internal medicine, drug policy, administration and critical care. The resident will complete a month-long departmental orientation as their first rotation.

The program also offers elective rotations in a wide variety of patient populations.

Elective rotations typically are four to five weeks in length. Rotations include:

  • Burn Center
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac Care Unit
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Investigational Drug Service
  • Neurosciences
  • Outpatient Oncology
  • Pain and Palliative Care
  • Pediatrics/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Progressive Care Unit
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Transitions of Care
  • Off-site rotations at The Johns Hopkins Hospital also may be available

Longitudinal rotations are completed throughout the 12-month program. These include:

  • Research project to be presented at Regional Pharmacy Conference
  • Practice Management

Teaching opportunities also are available. They include:

  • Required inservices to medical and nursing staff
  • Department inservices
  • Teaching requirements at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Precepting pharmacy students
  • Nursing orientation

Program requirements include:

  • A completed MUE
  • An IRB-submitted residency project
  • Completed/presented CE program
  • Inservices to nursing and medical staff
  • Staff education
  • Community service
  • Participation in professional organizations


The resident must have received a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy. Residents are required to become a licensed pharmacist in the State of Maryland by September 1, as outlined in their residency agreement.

Benefits and Compensation

  • Competitive salary
  • Full medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Competitive retirement package
  • Paid time off with holidays
  • Wellnet programs
  • ACLS/BLS training
  • Professional development
  • Travel expenses for mid-year and one regional conference
  • Professional memberships

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