Northwest Hospital’s PGY1 Residency program established pre-candidate status through ASHP in 2022. Our program meets ASHP Accreditation Standards for Postgraduate Residency Programs and will apply for official accreditation when our first resident starts in 2023. This offers candidates a unique opportunity to impact and shape the program for future residents!

Our 12-month residency program offers a well-rounded training experience where residents will enhance their competency in managing medication-use systems and providing optimal pharmaceutical care in various patient care settings.

The goal of the residency program is to create independent practitioners prepared to assume an advanced clinical practice position or pursue a PGY2 in a focused area of interest. Residents work toward this goal through the following set of skill developments:

· Work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to improve patient outcomes optimal medication safety

· Ensure expertise by providing evidence-based patient-centered recommendations

· Advance written and oral communication skills

· Integrate therapeutic knowledge with an understanding of the health care system through the development of drug related policies and procedures

· Cultivate leadership in the pharmacy profession through the development of project management skills and knowledge about the clinical and technological aspects of pharmacy practice

· Promote professional development through continued education and self-evaluation

Program Overview

Residency Purpose

Residents will build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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 postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Pre-Residency Requirements

The resident must have received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited school of pharmacy.

Residents are required to become a registered pharmacist in the state of Maryland.

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Learning Experiences Overview

The specific program for each resident can vary based upon his or her goals, interests, and previous experience. However, all residents are required to complete the core rotations.

Core Experiences: Clinical Pharmacist Orientation, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy Administration, Ambulatory Care-Anticoagulation Management

Longitudinal Experiences: Medication Safety, Clinical Pharmacy Practice, Distribution, Pharmacotherapy Rounds/Teaching, Residency Project

Elective Experiences: Pharmacy Informatics, Internal Medicine II, Critical Care II, Infectious Diseases II

Off-site elective, based on availability: Medication Management (TOC)

How to Apply

All components of the application should be uploaded through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).


Application deadline is January 6th, 2023
Northwest Hospital NMS code = 303613


Health Insurance

· Medical

· Vision

· Prescription

· Life insurance

· Disability

· Dental

Paid time off

Residents are eligible to receive vacation and paid time off, including sick time, starting 90 days after their start date.

Meeting Support

Travel and accommodation reimbursement for ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting and Eastern States Residency Conference

Why Northwest Hospital

· Northwest Hospital has served the Baltimore County community for more than 50 years. With all private rooms and smaller sized units, the hospital creates an environment conducive to

patient-centered care. Northwest provides a variety of inpatient and outpatient services to bring compassionate, high quality care to the community.

· As part of the LifeBridge Health system that includes 5 specialty centers, residents will experience how pharmacy services are integrated across facilities through participation in system-wide service lines, meetings, and projects.

· By partnering with the 2 other ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency programs in LifeBridge, residents will be able to collaborate and share experiences with other local PGY1 residents.

· Many pharmacists precept IPPE and APPE students for Notre Dame of Maryland University and University of Maryland Schools of Pharmacy. The residents will have the opportunities to teach and share their knowledge with these students.

· The pharmacy department at Northwest is dedicated to creating an environment of respect, integrity, and teamwork. We strive to uphold these values in our employees and extend it to the patients and communities we serve.

Northwest Department of Pharmacy

Our department provides pharmacy services to patients on a 24-hour basis. Clinical pharmacy services are an integral part of the patient care team at Northwest. Clinical pharmacy services include:

· Pharmacokinetic monitoring of vancomycin and aminoglycosides

· Inpatient and outpatient anticoagulation monitoring

· Medication history gathering by pharmacy technicians in emergency department

· Intravenous to oral medication conversion

· Antimicrobial stewardship

· Renal dosing monitoring program

· Multidisciplinary rounding

· Drug information

Technology · Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)

· Barcode Medication Verification (BMV)

· Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) · Automated Dispensing Technology- Omnicell · DoseEdge Pharmacy Workflow Manager · Kit Check RFID inventory management

· Electronic Medical Library

Contact Us

Program Directors

Please feel free to contact us with questions.

Jessica Hagy, Pharm.D., BCPS

Residency Program Director

Norbert Robinson, RPh, MBA

Director of Pharmacy Services