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Pharmacy Residency Program

Training the Next Generation of New Orleans Healthcare Professionals

East Jefferson General Hospital Year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy residency helps residents develop the necessary clinical pharmacy skills to help patients in their care. By offering pharmacy residents diverse experiences in a variety of disciplines, our program helps them gain a comprehensive understanding of pharmaceutical care.
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency of East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) provides 12 months of training in all aspects of advanced pharmacy practice.

These include:

  • Acute patient care
  • Drug facts and Information
  • Management skills
  • Ambulatory and emergency patient care
  • Development of drug policy

The program is tailored to the unique needs of each resident and offers flexibility.

Goals of our Program

Residents who participate in our residency program are equipped with the specific skills and competencies needed to take on positions of leadership within the profession following their PGY1 program.

Some occupations available following completion of a PGY1 program include:

  • Pharmacy Specialists
  • Continuing on in training in a PGY2 program
  • Clinical faculty

Once a resident has completed the PGY1 residency, they will be able to provide pharmaceutical care in a variety of environments.

Additionally, graduates of the residency program will be qualified to:

  • Provide excellent pharmaceutical care to patients throughout multiple practices
  • Work with healthcare teams
  • Communicate, clarify, and educate patients and other staff
  • Become a leader within the pharmaceutical profession
  • Pursue advanced specialty training
  • Work toward certification by the Board of Pharmaceutical Services (BPS)

About the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

This program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists - the organization responsible for accreditation of such programs. Their guidance helps to formulate and recommend changes in standards, assess compliance of standards, and recommend accreditation for programs.

ASHP commission on Credentialing
4500 east-West Highway, Suite 900
Bethesda, MD 20814

Our program was established in 2015.