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FAQs

Will I get to choose my residency project?

As a resident, you will complete a major project during the 12-month program. The project shall cover some aspect of pharmacy practice and may include involvement in an interdisciplinary medication-use quality improvement project, or another aspect of pharmacy practice approved by the residency program director.

You will present the project at the Western States Residency Conference held each spring. It must be submitted in written form prior to the completion of the residency year. In addition, you will be encouraged to submit a description of your project as a poster at the ASHP mid-year meeting.

What are the program requirements?

Prior to beginning your residency, your knowledge, skills, experiences and interests will be assessed. Your unique objectives for the year will then be established. A minimum of 2,000 hours (one year), are required for completion of the residency program. Part of your training will involve performing pharmacy staffing. Special care will be taken that staffing responsibilities do not detract from your learning experience.

What will I receive for compensation and benefits?

As a resident, you will be an employee of Providence St. Peter Hospital or Providence Centralia Hospital and will qualify for employee benefits. The benefits package will include medical, prescription, vision and dental coverage (for you and your dependents), plus paid time off. Administrative leave is provided for interviews, the ASHP mid-year meeting and Western States Residency Conference.