Residency programs are available to train pharmacists in professional practice and management activities. There are many benefits to participating in a residency program, including enhancing patient care and management skills, learning how to teach and precept students, participating in a project, developing leadership skills and gaining a better understanding of global issues that affect the profession. Another important benefit is the significant advantage to be gained by working with some of the most innovative pharmacy practitioners and leaders in the country. These practitioners can often expose the resident to state-of the-art practices they never thought were possible. Residents gain confidence, enhanced problem-solving abilities, and improved communication skills, and their residency serves as
an important stepping stone in developing their professional career.
Michigan Residency Listings
Explore all of the residency programs available in Michigan! This interactive document includes a full listing of all Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) and Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) residency programs offered in the state. It also provides director and program contacts, direct links to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists residency listings online and links to any available program listings online that are offered by the practice site. Click here to access the document.
In order to promote the quality of Michigan Pharmacy Residency Programs, the following data was collected from a sample of voluntarily participating Health-System PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Programs throughout Michigan in May 2019. The information below represents data from 17 of the 24 (71%) PGY1 programs in Michigan.
Michigan Residency Toolkit
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI) delineates the importance and necessity of residency completion for clinical care. As the market becomes more competitive, new practitioners are seeking residency positions to help transition from student to clinical pharmacist. Despite the fact that more residency programs have become available over the past several years, the number of student pharmacists and graduates applying has dramatically increased.
The MSHP Residency Committee remains focused on helping to create new residency programs as well as expand existing programs. In order to facilitate this process, a toolkit is now available to assist institutions in developing and expanding pharmacy residency programs. The toolkit addresses several areas identified as potential rate limiting steps in defining, acquiring, and justifying a new or expanded residency program. The MSHP Residency Toolkit consists of six helpful sections, which are briefly described below:
Click here to access the Michigan Residency Toolkit. If you are interested in either starting a residency program or expanding your current residency program, please contact Alisha Swanchara, MPA staff liaison for the Residency Committee.
Become a Member of MPA
Residents have the opportunity to get involved with the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) and its practice sections (Consultant Pharmacists Society of Michigan, Michigan Society of Community Pharmacists and Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists).
Click on the links below to view video presentations from the 2014 MSHP Residency Conference, an annual event designed to enhance the residency experience for residency directors, preceptors and residents.