Pharmacy Residency Program | MedStar Montgomery Medical Center | MedStar Health

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.

PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.

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


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
  • Emergency medicine

longitudinal rotations

  • Medication Safety and Informatics (4 months)
  • Leadership and Management (12 months)
  • Drug Information and Research (12 months)
  • Pharmacy Operations (12 months)

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

  • Pharmacy informatics
  • Oncology
  • Ambulatory care 
  • Geriatric pharmacotherapy
  • Advanced Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Additional electives may be developed based on resident interest

Our people


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
PGY-1 Residency Program Director

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
18101 Prince Philip Drive
Olney, MD 20832