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Pharmacy Residency program

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center is designed to develop clinical pharmacy practitioners capable of administering high-quality pharmaceutical care.

Our Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) residency is a one year program, which begins in mid June of each year. Residents will receive a stipend of $50,000 with full employee benefits.

Program Goals

  • Provide pharmaceutical care to patients in a variety of settings.
  • Educate students, healthcare providers and patients.
  • Develop project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Improve drug information skills.
  • Plan, initiate and document pharmaceutical care services.
  • Maintain a professional and ethical manner.
  • Develop leadership skills in pharmacy practice.
  • Utilize medical informatics.
  • Contribute to formulary decisions.

Application Process for PGY1

Applications for eight residency positions are currently being accepted.  Qualifications for candidacy are a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and licensure or eligibility for licensure in South Dakota.

Interested candidates should:

  1. Apply through the PhORCAS (pharmacy online residency centralized application service)
  2. Through PhORCAS, you will need to submit the following required documentation:
    • A letter of intent
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Academic transcripts (College of Pharmacy / profession years)
    • Three letters of recommendation (form documents in PhORCAS acceptable)
  3. Avera McKennan application for employment to be completed post match

Glenn VossFor additional information, please contact:

Glenn D. Voss
Clinical Pharmacy Director/PGY1 Residency Program Director
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
1325 S Cliff Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

  • Applications will be accepted until the closing date of January 15, 2016.
  • This residency program participates in the National Match program.

Professional Experience

The program for each resident is based on his/ her goals, interests and experiences. All residents are required to complete rotations in core subject areas essential to the clinical pharmacy practitioner.

Additional learning experiences include a project relating to pharmacy practice, development of oral & written communication skills, participation in various leadership and practice management committees, and practice in various patient care areas throughout the institution.

Residents will have experiences in the following areas:

  • Internal medicine
  • Management/quality improvement
  • Drug information
  • Administration
  • Critical care
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatology
  • Surgical medicine
  • Ambulatory care
  • Psychiatry
  • Oncology
  • Solid organ/bone marrow transplant
  • Teaching certificate required