Program Details

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The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education to contribute to the development of highly trained clinical pharmacists, eligible for board certification and for postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training.

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

Required Rotations

One calendar month in length unless otherwise noted

  • Orientation
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Elective rotation within The Johns Hopkins Health System
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Integrated Pharmacy Practice Management (2 month, block experience)
  • Medication Safety (3 month longitudinal experience)

Elective Experiences

One calendar month in length unless otherwise noted. Off-site rotations at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and other Hopkins entities also are available.

  • Burn and Surgical Critical Care
  • Cardiology and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Inpatient Palliative Care
  • Investigational Drug Services
  • Maternal Child Health and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Medication Safety
  • Medicine Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
  • Neurosciences and Neuro Critical Care Unit (NCCU)
  • Oncology
  • Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT)
  • Transitions of Care

Longitudinal Rotations

Required throughout 12-month program.

  • IRB-Approved MUE Research Project
  • Pharmacy Practice and Staffing
  • Leadership
  • Code response
  • Community service
  • Pharmacotherapy rounds, ACPE-accredited continuing education
  • Teaching in multidisciplinary teams and at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy


  • Teaching certificate programs
  • Precepting pharmacy students
  • Participation in professional organizations

Resident Requirements

The resident must be a United States citizen or permanent resident, or, for non-residents, must hold an F1 visa with 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) work permit.

Graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited school of pharmacy, or, for foreign graduates, must have received Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) certification.

Residents are required to become a licensed pharmacist in the State of Maryland preferably by August 1, but no later than September 1.

Benefits and Compensation

  • ACLS/BLS training
  • Competitive salary
  • Competitive retirement package
  • Full medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Paid time off with holidays
  • Professional development through JHHS and other regional experiences
  • Professional memberships
  • Travel expenses for ASHP Mid-year and the Eastern States Conference
  • Wellnet programs

Program Preceptors