Program Type: ASHP accredited two-year residency (PGY 1 and PGY 2)
ASHP Match Number: 141419

Purpose (Year One) 

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.

Program Purpose (Year Two)

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

This two-year specialized residency in Pharmacotherapy is designed to prepare pharmacists for practice at the level of a pharmacotherapy specialist. Through institutionally-based and ambulatory care experiences, it fosters knowledge and refines clinical skills across all areas of pharmacotherapy in pediatric and adult patient populations. Graduates of this program will be highly qualified, independent practitioners with an advanced degree of proficiency and expertise in the delivery of pharmaceutical care to diverse patient populations. Additionally, pharmacists graduating from this program can be expected to successfully sit for board certification (e.g. BCPS), perform practice-related research, and serve patients, providers, and institutions as an authoritative resource on pharmacotherapy matters, as a pharmacy clinical specialist in an academic or community hospital or clinical faculty at a college or university.

The Pharmacotherapy Residency includes core rotations and longitudinal experiences chosen to establish a strong clinical base across a variety of patient care areas in the inpatient and outpatient settings. The specific program for each resident may vary in structure and area of emphasis based upon the resident’s entry level of knowledge, skills, and interests. The resident has the opportunity to gain additional experiences outside of the core rotations through electives of his/her choice.

Within this 24-month program, the resident gains experience with patients who have a wide variety of disease states. Specifics regarding the rotation experiences are outlined in the rotation learning descriptions, which are provided to the resident prior to each rotation. These descriptions outline expectations of the rotation as well as goals and objectives the resident will be evaluated on at the midpoint and final evaluation periods. Longitudinal outpatient rotations align with the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residents during the first year and are extended to more disease-specific outpatient experiences during the second year.

In addition to clinical practice, the resident will have various levels of involvement in longitudinal clinical research, department of pharmacy service projects, institutional committee responsibilities, and education of both pharmacy and multidisciplinary audiences. With these experiences, the resident will not only be prepared to practice in a wide range of patient populations and practice sites after completion of the program, they will also be proficient in educating healthcare professionals, develop skills needed to create/modify protocols and guidelines, be able to manage and improve medication-use processes, and exercise leadership and project management skills.

Core and Elective Rotations

An effort will be made to schedule rotations that are similar experiences (e.g., pediatric rotations) adjacent to each other so that the resident may build upon skills obtained from one rotation to the next to maximize breadth and depth of knowledge and clinical experience in the respective areas.

During the first year, the program structure is the same as the PGY1 pharmacy practice residency. During the second year, at least one rotation must be completed at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campus. Residents may complete 1 month of Internal Medicine, Critical Care, or an elective to fulfill this requirement.

Download the rotation schedule


Please refer to the “Preceptors” section of the Department of Pharmacy, Johns Hopkins Medicine website.

Application Information

All applications will be accepted through PHORCAS Click Here

Program Director

Dannielle Brown

Dannielle Brown, Pharm.D., BCPS

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Hampton University School of Pharmacy
Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Medical University of South Carolina; PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency, Medical University of South Carolina

Contact Information

Dannielle Brown, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Pharmacy
600 North Wolfe Street, Carnegie 180
Baltimore, MD 21287-6180
Phone: (410) 614-5474
FAX: (410): 955-0287
Email: [email protected]