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Pharmacy Residency Program at GBMC

The mission of GBMC is to provide medical care and service of the highest quality to each patient and to educate the next generation of clinicians, leading to health, healing and hope for the community.


We are excited about your interest in the GBMC Pharmacy Residency Program.

Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) HealthCare is a 257 licensed bed facility located on a beautiful suburban campus in Towson, Maryland. Since 1965, GBMC has been providing cutting-edge care to patients throughout Maryland. The mission of GBMC is to provide medical care and service of the highest quality to each patient and to educate the next generation of clinicians, leading to health, healing, and hope for the community. The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency conducted by GBMC in Towson, MD has an accreditation in Candidate Status with American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).


Purpose Statement:
PGY1 pharmacy residency programs 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.

The purpose of GBMC PGY1 residency program is to fulfill the GBMC mission to educate the next generation of clinicians. In this goal, we have put together a great learning program with a dedicated team of faculty members. The program is built with required and elective rotations providing diverse clinical pharmacotherapy experiences in inpatient and outpatient medication management. Longitudinal projects and presentations are embedded throughout the year to focus on enhancing residents’ research and communication skills. Residents with interest in academia can enroll in teaching certificate programs at our affiliated universities.

Residency Requirements:

Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Program
Pharmacists completing the GBMC PGY-1 pharmacy residency will be able to interact effectively with health care teams in various inpatient and outpatient clinical settings to manage patients’ medication therapy.

Required learning experiences will include rotations in in acute care, internal medicine, critical care, emergency medicine, antimicrobial stewardship/infectious diseases, medication safety, ambulatory care, administrative/policy, and additional elective rotation as below for an individualized learning. Residents will also be staffing and will do projects and presentations during the residency.

Core Rotations

Rotation Length

1

Orientation

6 weeks

2

Internal Medicine I

4 weeks

3

Internal Medicine II

4 weeks

4

Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Disease

4 weeks

5

Critical Care

4 weeks

6

Pharmacy Practice Management/Policy

4 weeks

7

Medication Safety

4 weeks

8

Ambulatory Care

4 weeks

9

Emergency Medicine

4 weeks

10

Elective 1

4 weeks

11

Elective 2

4 weeks

12

Elective 3

4 weeks

Elective Rotations

  • Advanced Medication Safety
  • Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Advanced Emergency Medicine
  • Advanced Ambulatory Care
  • Pharmacy Informatics

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Clinical and Operational
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Leadership
Number of Residency Positions: 2


Qualifications:

  • The resident must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy with a doctor of pharmacy degree
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Active Maryland Pharmacy licensure

Application Process

Applications for this program will only be accepted through PhORCAS via ASHP.

Other requirements:
  • Official transcript from college of pharmacy
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • 3 references

Application Deadline: January 1


Questions? Contact our team at PharmacyResidency@gbmc.org.


Residency Program Director:

Julia West, PharmD, BCPS
Email: jwest@gbmc.org

Residency Program Coordinator:

Kim Ngan Tran, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Email: ntran@gbmc.org
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About GBMC

The 257 licensed bed facility is located on a beautiful suburban campus in Towson, Maryland that handles more than 23,000 admissions and over 52,000 emergency room visits annually. Since its founding in 1965, GBMC HealthCare’s accomplishments have validated the vision of GBMC’s founders to combine the best of community and university-level medicine. Its close proximity to several of the nation’s most renowned academic healthcare systems allows residents to experience an intimate community setting while gaining competitive skills usually only acquired by a larger institution.

At GBMC HealthCare, education and career advancement are of utmost importance. We believe in the continual growth of our staff and encourage continual learning. For this reason, our medical staff is required to complete a number of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits to enhance competence in patient care, expand medical knowledge, improve interpersonal and communication skills, and system-based practices to the benefit of patients.

GBMC Department of Pharmacy

With state of the art technology and driven employees, GBMC pharmacy provides patient-centered services.

Department of Pharmacy Services demonstrates this patient-centered care through operational and clinical programs such as medication therapy monitoring.

Central Pharmacy is open 24 hours 365 days per year. The David Seigel Anticoagulation Clinic is open weekdays from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM and the Infusion Therapy Center is open weekdays from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The pharmacy team is comprised of clinical staff pharmacists, clinical pharmacy specialists, certified pharmacy technicians, pharmacy aides, and administrative staff. All pharmacists are from an ACPE Accredited College of Pharmacy and have passed a Maryland State Board Competency Exam.

A decentralized pharmacy program that integrates directly with multi-disciplinary teams allows pharmacists to have an impact on the following:

  • Drug Selection
  • Pharmacokinetic Assessment and Drug Dosing
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Services
  • Patient Education
  • Anticoagulation Management
  • Drug Interactions
  • Renal Adjustment of Medications
  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship

The Department of Pharmacy Services is committed to continuous process improvement and a culture of safety.


About Baltimore and Surrounding Area

GBMC HealthCare is located in Towson, Maryland and serves patients in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Baltimore, Maryland, home to Edgar Allan Poe and Babe Ruth, is a just a short drive from GBMC HealthCare’s campus and is home to many historical sites including Fort McHenry, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, the B&O Railroad, the Inner Harbor, The National Aquarium, and more. With both M&T Bank Stadium, home field of the Baltimore Ravens and Oriole Park at Camden Yards, home field of the Baltimore Orioles, located just steps from each other, catching a game is a breeze. Baltimore is within driving distance of beaches and many urban areas including Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York.
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