Pharmacy Residency Program at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, a community hospital center and proud member of MedStar Health, is dedicated to enhancing the community’s health and well-being. MedStar Montgomery is located in Olney, Maryland, in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. corridor.

PGY-1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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 post graduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training.

The program is designed to produce a well-rounded pharmacy healthcare professional through exposure to multiple acute care experiences in various settings that expand upon fundamental knowledge for general inpatient pharmacy services.

Why study here

The PGY-1 Pharmacy residency program at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center includes a combination of core and longitudinal experiences to help the resident become competent in providing drug therapy recommendations.

The pharmacy resident will work with the healthcare team in an interdisciplinary environment by participating in rounds, monitoring drug therapy, and providing drug information and education. The program also provides opportunities to develop leadership skills by participating in several multidisciplinary committees as well as presentation opportunities in the form of journal clubs, topic discussions, and grand rounds presentations.

The main benefits residents gain from participating in this program are:

  • Clinical knowledge and skills
  • Eligibility for postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training
  • Eligibility for Board Certification

Rotations

Orientation (6-8 weeks)

  • Pharmacy operations
  • Fundamentals of clinical pharmacy practice

Core block rotations (4 weeks per experience)

  • Internal medicine (8 weeks total, divided into two rotations)
  • Cardiology and anticoagulation
  • Infectious disease/antimicrobial stewardship
  • Critical care
  • Leadership and management
  • Medication safety

Year-long longitudinal rotations (evaluated quarterly)

  • Ambulatory care
  • Leadership and management
  • Pharmacy operations
  • Drug Information and research

Elective rotations (4 weeks per experience, resident may choose 3 electives)

  • Pharmacy informatics
  • Oncology
  • Geriatric pharmacotherapy
  • Pain management
  • Advanced rotation in infectious disease/antimicrobial Stewardship or critical care
  • Additional electives may be developed based on resident interest

Our people

Research

The opportunity to conduct research is an integral component of the training program. Residents are allocated adequate time to pursue their research interests. Faculty mentors are available to guide these endeavors.

Residents are required to complete research of publishable quality. Residents prepare a written paper and present their research to the departmental faculty. They are encouraged to submit their work for presentation at local and national meetings. The Office of Graduate Medical Education offers funding to support the presentation of research at conferences or meetings.

Application information

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Contact information

Courtney Hoffman, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Pharmacy Manager/PGY-1 Residency Program Director

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
18101 Prince Philip Drive
Olney, MD 20832
301-774-8796
courtney.a.hoffman@medstar.net