Pharmacy Residency Program: Investigational Drugs and Research

Program Type: ASHP accredited two-year residency (PGY1 and PGY2)

ASHP Match Number:  254347


PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Program Overview

Graduates of the program will have competencies in the provision of care for research participants, the regulatory requirements that govern clinical research, and pharmacy operations required to support the evolving and complex clinical research enterprise. Participants will be expected to be a leader capable of managing the care of research participants, collaborating with the health care team to provide safe and effective care to research participants, understanding institutional operations for the conduct of research, and advancing practice for this patient population.  

Training Experience

  • Collaboration with the health care team to provide safe and effective patient care
  • Understanding of the drug approval process and the implications of each component on organizational operations and role of key stakeholders
  • Management of the medication –use process for drugs used in clinical trials
  • Understanding of  institutional, federal and state regulations that govern research
  • Strategies in the prevention of medication errors and adverse events
  • Develop skills in financial management and budgeting of services to support clinical trials
  • Experience with the external agencies, organizations and sponsors that impact the conduct of research

Residency Learning Experiences


  • Orientation
  • Investigational Drug Service–Osler (Non-oncology)
  • Investigational Drug Service–Oncology
  • Investigational Drug Service–JH Bayview
  • Clinical Research Operations
  • Human Research Protections and IRB Review
  • Drug Development–Clinical Pharmacology (2)
  • Clinical Care with Research Patients (ex: Hematologic Malignancies or Pediatric Oncology)
  • Investigational Drug Service Leadership
  • Investigational Drug Service (Longitudinal)
  • Oncology Clinical Decision Support


  • NIH: National Cancer Institute, Pharmaceutical Management Branch
  • On- Demand Pharmaceuticals 

Staffing Components

Each resident will practice as a pharmacist in a designated area throughout the residency year. Please refer to the Staffing Requirements section of the Department of Pharmacy, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

On-Call Coverage

The PGY1 resident will participate in clinical on-call services. On-call duties include adult and pediatric code response, trauma and stroke calls, administrative assistance, and other duties. On-call hours are from 4 PM to 10 PM on weekdays and 8 AM to 8 PM on weekends and holidays. The frequency of on-call coverage depends upon the number of residents in the entire program and averages about 15 shifts per year.

Please refer to the On Call Program section of the Department of Pharmacy, Johns Hopkins Medicine website.

The PGY2 resident will participate in the Investigational Drug Service (IDS) On-Call program and be on call for 1 week approximately 10 times a year. As the IDS On-Call, the resident will monitor an On-Call phone to support clinical trial teams or to manage facility concerns and equipment malfunctions. For the IDS On-Call, the resident has back-up support from IDS pharmacists.


Please refer to the Benefits section of the Department of Pharmacy, Johns Hopkins Medicine website.

Application Information

  • All applications will be accepted through PhORCAS.
  • Pre-requisites for the Investigational Drugs and Research PGY1/PGY2 program:
    • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school or college.
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Link to the application information:
Janet Mighty, B.S. Pharm, M.B.A.

Janet Mighty, B.S. Pharm, M.B.A., FASHP

Director, Investigational Drug Service
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Maryland
Masters in Business Administration, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD

Contact Information

Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe St./Carnegie 180
Baltimore, MD 21287-6180

Phone (Office): 410-955-6337
Email: [email protected]