PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

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The Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Pharmacy Residency concentrates on the development of clinical practice skills. The PGY 1 Pharmacy Residency is an intense twelve-month program designed to develop a confident, independently-practicing clinician by providing exposure to a clinical environment that offers diverse training in a variety of pharmacy practice areas. The resident will become proficient in a broad range of services structured to develop their individual strengths and advance the growth of their clinical judgment. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, and research. This mission has been intricately entwined throughout all aspects of the health system. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is one of the largest university-based physician training centers in the southern United States. Our pharmacy features the latest technologies to support today’s pharmacy practice.

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Overview

The Ochsner LSU Health Pharmacy Residency Program includes over eight elective rotations including:

  • Academia
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Oncology
  • Present projects at regional resident's conference
  • Attend ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Structure includes 8 required core rotations, each 1 month long:

  • Critical Care including rotations in our Trauma/Surgical ICU, Medical ICU and Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Internal Medicine (2)
  • Ambulatory Care including anticoagulation/ diabetes and cardiology
  • Hematology/ Oncology
  • Management
  • Orientation
  • Research/ Quality Improvement Project
  • Pediatrics

We also offer elective rotations, 4 required each 1 month long:

  • Critical Care including our Medical Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, and Trauma/ Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hematology/ Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease, adults and pediatric
  • Nephrology
  • Outpatient Oncology
  • Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Health and wellness programs
  • 10 vacation days
  • Resident research project - Each resident is responsible for the completion of a residency project. The project may be in the form of original research, a problem-solving exercise, or development, enhancement or
    evaluation of some aspect of pharmacy operations or patient care services.
  • Teaching certificate program - Resident involvement in the teaching activities fosters clinical development and refinement of the resident's teaching and communication skills.
  • Hospital pharmacy practice - Each resident is required to complete a pharmacy service component of the residency program. Often referred to as "staffing," the service component of the residency is crucial to the development of professional practice and distribution skills to provide safe and effective pharmaceutical care.
  • Drug information and quality improvement - Each resident will participate in several venues to provide drug information, which include but are not limited to Drug Information Questions, Newsletter articles, P&T and/or Antibiotic Committee Formulary Reviews, Journal Club, Topic Discussions and other drug information activities, etc. The goal of these activities is to provide the resident with experience in the provision of pertinent drug information in a various venue.

Applicants to the Ochsner LSU Health Residency Program will complete an electronic application in PhORCAS and submit by the application deadline, January 11. Materials to be included are:

  • A one-page letter of intent including a statement of professional goals and reasons for pursuing the PGY1 Residency
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official transcript from accredited School/College of Pharmacy

Qualifications for participation in the PGY1 Residency Program are in accordance with criteria set forth by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).

  • Residents must be graduates or candidates for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
  • Residents must be licensed or eligible for licensure in order to be licensed in LA within 90 days of the commencement of the residency.
  • Residents must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Work authorization sponsorship for this position is unavailable.
  • Residents shall participate in and obey the rules of the Residency Matching Program.

Have Questions?

Contact our Residency Program Director for more information or if you have questions.