About Our Residency Program

The Pharmaceutical Care Services Department provides 24-hour acute care services. These include centralized distribution, decentralized clinical services, an ambulatory anticoagulation clinic and an outpatient pharmacy.

Providence St. Peter Hospital Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital that was founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1887. Located in Olympia, the state capital, Providence St. Peter Hospital offers comprehensive medical, surgical and behavioral health services. As the largest medical center in the five-county area of southwest Washington, it serves as a regional referral center.

Providence Centralia Hospital is a 127-bed, not-for-profit hospital providing emergency, diagnostic, cancer, birthing and surgical services. The hospital also specializes in knee and hip replacements. For two consecutive years, it is one of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures from The Joint Commission.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.
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.

Contact Us

Julie McCoy, PharmD
Residency Director and Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Quality & Medication Safety, Southwest Washington Region

413 Lilly Road NE
Olympia, WA 98506
Phone: 360-493-4750
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