Pharmacy Residency Program | MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center | MedStar Health

Pharmacy Residency Program at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center 

One of ten hospitals comprising MedStar Health, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, is committed to providing the highest-quality care and improving our community’s health. As one of the top 25 community teaching hospitals in the U.S., MedStar Franklin Square provides comprehensive, technology-based surgical services, offering the latest, most innovative treatment for patients with a wide range of medical conditions.

Located in eastern Baltimore County, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center provides residents the opportunity to care for a diverse patient population, learn in a flexible, supportive environment, grow as independent, competent clinicians, and ultimately, achieve their career goals.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program conducted by MedStar Franklin Square Medical in Baltimore, Maryland has an accreditation pre-candidate status with ASHP.

Why train here

With an emphasis on inpatient acute care, MedStar Health’s Residency Program at Franklin Square Medical Center, is dedicated to producing skilled pharmacy leaders through high quality postgraduate training. Our objective is to expand upon didactic coursework and prior experiential learning, by providing an individualized training experience for each resident based on their interests, needs, learning style, and personal and professional goals.

Our 12-month, pre-accredited program, includes a combination of core, elective, and longitudinal experiences, and is designed to expose our residents to a variety of patient care settings, advance their clinical competency as both learners and teachers, provide meaningful experiences in research and health-system initiatives, and foster their development as compassionate, independent practitioners who critically evaluate each patient through the lens of safe, evidence-based medication use.

It is expected that each graduate will be able to function as an integrated and respected member of the healthcare team and carry on our mission of cultivating resilience, lifelong learning, and advancing the profession of clinical pharmacy.


Diversity and Inclusion

MedStar Health’s Residency Program at Franklin Square Medical Center is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage individuality and multifaceted perspectives from preceptors, residents, and staff within our pharmacy department to nurture a strong community built in equity and trust. We strive to ensure every member feels appreciated, understood, respected, and valued. Our program is determined to practice these principles daily, including in how we lead, our daily work, and engagement with our colleagues, patients, families, and the communities we serve.


In addition to eligibility for PGY-2 pharmacy residency training and board certification, the program also offers the following benefits:

  • Competitive yearly stipend and 403(b) participation
  • Healthcare coverage that includes medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, life and disability insurance
  • Paid time off as well as professional time to attend meetings and interviews
  • Reasonable expenses reimbursed for the ASHP Mid-Year Meeting and Regional Pharmacy Residency Conference
  • ACLS/BLS training and certification
  • Free parking
  • Resident wellness including access to onsite fitness center, mentoring program, health and wellbeing seminars and outings


  • Orientation (4 weeks)

    • Introduction to Pharmacy Residency
    • Pharmacy Operations and Order Verification
    • Pharmacokinetics
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Core Rotations (5 weeks each)

    • Internal Medicine I
    • Internal Medicine II
    • Critical Care
    • Infectious Disease
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Administration/Informatics
  • Elective Rotations (choose three, 4-5 weeks each)

    • Neurocritical Care (NCCU)
    • Ambulatory Care
    • Palliative Care
    • Outpatient Oncology
    • Advanced version of a Core Rotation

    The 4-week elective rotation may be divided into two, 2-week mini rotations. Other elective learning experiences may be developed based on resident interest and preceptor availability.

  • Longitudinal Rotations

    • Pharmacy Operations
    • Medication Safety
    • Medication Use Management/Drug Information
    • Pharmacokinetics
    • Research
    • Resident Presentation Series
    • Teaching and Learning
  • Staffing Requirement

    • Every 4th weekend (8 hours both Saturday and Sunday)
    • Three 5-hour evening shifts per 4-week period

Application information

Number of positions: 2

All required items must be submitted prior to evaluation of the candidate:

  • C.V.
  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted through PhORCAS (at least one from clinical faculty/preceptor)
  • Official academic transcript with Fall semester grades (may use unofficial transcript if needed for Fall grades)

The following minimum qualifications must be met:

  • Graduate or candidate for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)
  • Pharm.D. degree
  • Board-eligible for licensure in the State of Maryland
  • Current eligibility to work in the United States for the entire 12-month training program
  • The applicant must be registered in ASHP’s Residency Matching Program

ASHP MATCH #: 310013

Deadline date: January 2nd, 2024

Contact us

Kimberly Lapierre, PharmD, BCPS

Residency Program Director