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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.

The Pharmacy Residency program fulfils 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.

This is a new program with anticipated ASHP accreditation ready to accept residents.

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 internal medicine, critical care, emergency medicine, antimicrobial stewardship/infectious diseases, medication safety, ambulatory care, administrative/policy, and additional elective rotations as below for an individualized learning experience. Residents will also be required to staff and complete projects and presentations throughout the residency.

Core Rotations

Rotation Length

1

Orientation

4 weeks

2

Internal Medicine

6 weeks

3

Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Disease

6 weeks

4

Emergency Medicine

6 weeks

5

Critical Care

6 weeks

6

Medication Safety

4 weeks

7

Ambulatory Care

6 weeks

8

Pharmacy Practice Management/Policy

6 weeks

9

Elective 1

4 weeks

10

Elective 2

4 weeks

Elective Rotations

  • Advanced Medication Safety
  • Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Transitions of Care
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Advanced Ambulatory Care

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Pharmacy Practice and Staffing
  • Residency Research Project
Number of Residency Positions: 2


Qualifications:

  • The applicant must be a graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Active Maryland Pharmacy licensure OR license should be obtained no later than 90 days from the start date of the position.
  • Enrolled with the National Matching Services’ Resident Matching Program (RMP) and adhere to the rules of the RMP process.

Application Process

The deadline for all residency applications is January 1st of each year.

Submit a completed PhORCAS application
  • Official transcripts: A current, official transcript will then be required prior to or on the day of interview.
  • Letter of Intent: Describe why you have decided to pursue this program and what you hope to gain from residency training.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Three PhORCAS reference forms: Reference writers must complete the PhORCAS reference form in the system.
Applications for this program will only be accepted through PhORCAS via ASHP.

On-Site Interview: Applicant will be invited to an onsite interview based upon their application.

Application deadline: January 1.

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


Program Director:

Julia West, PharmD, BCPS
Director, PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program 
Email: jwest@gbmc.org

Program Coordinator:

Vaishali Khushalani, PharmD
Email: vkhushal@gbmc.org
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About GBMC

The 342-bed medical center (acute and sub-acute care) 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. The Department of Pharmacy Services demonstrates this patient-centered care through operational and clinical programs such as medication therapy monitoring, pharmacy to dose consults, multi-disciplinary rounds.

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 Board Certified specialists, clinical staff pharmacists, , certified pharmacy technicians, pharmacy aides, and administrative staff.

Our decentralized pharmacy program integrates directly with multi-disciplinary teams to allow 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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