pharmacy residency

Apply by January 2, 2024

Based in the community hospital setting of UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center, this pharmacy residency for first year post-graduate pharmacists allows for a variety of clinical opportunities based on the resident's goals, interests and experience.

Residency Program Overview

The residency, a candidate for accreditation, accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), partners with the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy to provide opportunities for residents to engage in didactic teaching and precepting pharmacy students.

An individualized schedule, including required and elective learning experiences in acute care, ambulatory care and health system administration, will be designed in order to meet the outcomes of the residency program and the individual needs and interests of the resident.

UM BWMC pharmacy residents will:

  • Be accountable for promoting safe and effective drug usage and achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as vital members of the health care team
  • Exercise skill in educating other health care professionals, patients and the community on drug therapy-related topics as well as conducting pharmacy practice-related research
  • Demonstrate professional maturity by developing and following a personal philosophy of practice and exhibiting commitment to the profession.


The PGY1 residency program builds upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS) and pursue advanced education and training opportunities, including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.

Upcoming Residency Recruitment Dates

Below are information sessions available for students to learn more about our program.

Learning Experiences

The program is customized for each resident based on their goals and experiences. During the 12-month program, there are core, elective and longitudinal learning experiences.

Core Rotation Experience

One calendar month in length, unless otherwise noted.

  • Orientation
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Cardiology
  • Pharmacy Administration

Elective Experiences

One calendar month in length, unless otherwise noted. Off-site rotations available at other locations within the University of Maryland Medical System.

  • Pain and Palliative Care
  • Diabetes Stewardship
  • Medication Safety
  • Ambulatory Pulmonary Care Clinic

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Ambulatory Care Clinic
  • Education and Presentations
  • Leadership
  • Adult Code Blue Response
  • Pharmacy Operations
  • Research

Optional Experiences

  • Teaching Certificate Program
  • Participation in Professional Organizations
  • Participation in the Early Commit process for PGY2 Positions through the University of Maryland Medical Center and University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, program availability dependent

How to Apply

Application Deadline: January 2, 2024

Resident Requirements:

The resident must be a United States citizen or permanent resident, and must be a graduate or candidate for graduation from an ACPE accredited degree program or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) certificate. All residents must be eligible for licensure in the State of Maryland and are required to be licensed within 60 days of starting the program

Two residency positions are available in the Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program.

Applications for this program will only be accepted via PhORCAS and must include:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts from the school or college of pharmacy attended
  • Three professional references. Reference writers should use the standard reference template in PhORCAS.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center abides by the terms of the ASHP Residency Matching Program and the National Matching Service, Inc. and contracts only with the ASHP Residency Matching Program/National Matching Service to fill its residency positions.

Match Program Number: 300813

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