Pharmacy Residency Program
Thank you for your interest in the pharmacy residency program at Suburban Hospital-Johns Hopkins Medicine. Suburban Hospital is a 220-bed community, not-for-profit hospital and a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Suburban Hospital is located in Bethesda, Maryland and has served Montgomery County and the surrounding area with clinical excellence and compassionate patient care for over 75 years. This hospital is distinguished by a level II trauma center, certified stroke center, and centers of excellence in cardiac care, orthopedics, neurosciences and oncology. We have collaborative practice and research agreements with the National Institutes of Health for stroke and cardiovascular surgery. The Director of Pharmacy is Jennifer Raynor, RPh, MSM, MHA, the Residency Program Director is Jasmine Sudhakar, PharmD and the Residency Coordinator is Courtney Morgan, PharmD, BCPS. The pharmacy has academic affiliations with the University of Maryland and affiliations for elective rotations with area hospitals and community clinics.
Our department is committed to delivering a top-quality Pharmacy Residency Program. Our residents will be prepared to deliver optimal patient care and be equipped with the skills to meet the challenges facing pharmacy practice now and in the future. They will demonstrate proficiency in educating other healthcare professionals, patients, and the community on pharmacy-related topics.
Choosing your residency program is an important professional decision and an investment in your future. We appreciate that you have taken the time to learn about Suburban Hospital’s Pharmacy Residency Program and we look forward to receiving your application. The pharmacy residency program for the upcoming year will begin on Monday, June 22, 2020.
Goals and Objectives
Upon completion of this ASHP-accredited Post-Graduate Year One (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency, residents will be equipped with knowledge and skills to become a highly-functioning clinical pharmacist. They will practice as valuable members of the healthcare team with the ultimate goal of providing optimal pharmaceutical care to patients. Residency graduates will demonstrate time management and independent thinking skills that will make them leaders within their practice setting and the profession.
Upon completion of this residency, residents will:
- Participate confidently and effectively as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team to provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management services
- Demonstrate professional leadership skills to assure the optimal use of medications in a community hospital setting
- Retain knowledge to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care to a variety of populations
- Educate patients, physicians, and other health care professionals regarding the optimal use of medications
- Exhibit professionalism and exercise appropriate critical thinking skills
Each resident will deliver formal presentations, journal clubs, and in-services. Residents will also precept pharmacy students, along with having the opportunity to complete the Teaching Certificate Program through the University of Maryland.
Each resident will complete a longitudinal research project and will present their research at professional conferences, as well as complete a manuscript that can be submitted for professional publication.
Required Rotations (6 weeks)
- Internal Medicine
- Critical Care
- Infectious Disease
- Emergency Medicine
Elective Rotations (4 weeks)
- Medication Safety
- Palliative Care
- Nutrition Support
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Transitions of Care
** Residents have three electives, and one elective must be chosen from the list of required rotations
Salary and Benefits
Pharmacy residents receive a salary from Suburban Hospital as well as all benefits. These include medical, dental, and life insurance, Metrorail subsidy, and more. More information about benefits are available here.
Paid Time Off
Residents accrue paid time off (PTO) according to the Suburban Hospital policies and procedures. PTO can be used for seminars, interviews, vacation, or sick leave.
Please use the following detailed checklist to help you complete your application.
A completed application file is necessary before scheduling an onsite interview. The complete file includes receipt of the items listed above, no later than December 31 of each year.
Applications must be submitted via PhORCAS and through the Suburban Hospital Employment Application Form (see checklist for details)
Jasmine Sudhakar, PharmD
Residency Program Director
Pharmacy Clinical Manager
Courtney Morgan, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Coordinator
Clinical Pharmacist, Cardiology