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The Pharmacy Residency Program at Rutland Regional

pharmacists at work in a hospital pharmacy

Rutland Regional Medical Center is offering a comprehensive postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency.

The purpose of the program is to provide a challenging and rewarding environment in which our residents can learn and train — advancing the knowledge and skills they need to work as pharmacists in a range of settings.

Our residents will develop important problem-solving skills, as well as an understanding of their accountability and responsibility to their patients. The curriculum is designed to build upon their existing knowledge of medication-related care by providing frequent and direct patient care experience.

Residents will also learn to monitor and assess their own performance to continually improve their practice during their residency and beyond. Rutland Regional’s PGY1 Pharmacy training will prepare pharmacists for job placement, BCPS certification and/or PGY2 residency.

Our PGY1 pharmacy residency program will be in pre-candidate status for the 2019-2020 residency year. We are confident our program will provide a tremendously valuable experience and will receive accreditation following our survey.

General Program Information

  • Number of PGY1 Pharmacy Residents: Two
  • Period of Appointment: July - July
  • Salary: PGY1 Pharmacy resident salary is $48,000, which will be paid over 26 pay periods.
  • Combined Time Off (CTO)

Residents will accrue 25 days of CTO during residency year. Ten CTO days can be used toward vacation time; the remaining CTO is available for illness, interviews and attendance at professional meetings.

Health Benefits

Health, dental, prescription and vision benefits are available through Rutland Regional Medical Center.

On-Call Services

No formal on-call responsibilities will be assigned.


Each resident will be designated a desk area in the pharmacy department and provided with a laptop and smartphone. Additionally, within the department, the resident will have access to printers, scanners, a fax machine, refrigerators and a locker.

Staffing Requirements

Following orientation, residents will be required to staff central pharmacy services every other weekend, as well as two holidays (one summer, one winter) throughout their residency year.

Professional Meetings

Each resident will be expected to attend ASHP Midyear and the Eastern States Residency Conference. Travel reimbursement will be provided per hospital policy.

Application Process

  • Applicant Deadline is January 7th
  • Applicants must be a graduate of an ACPE accredited program or equivalent
  • Candidates are required to submit their CV, a letter of intent, three letters of recommendation and their official college of pharmacy transcripts via PhORCAS
  • Selected applicants are required to have an onsite interview


Rotations are designed to provide residents with a range of relevant experience.

Core (Required): 2 to 9 weeks duration

  • Orientation (8 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine (9 weeks)
  • Anticoagulation (8 weeks)
  • Administration (4 weeks)
  • Discharge Transitions (9 weeks)
  • Sterile Compounding (2 weeks)

Longitudinal (Required): Duration of program year following successful completion of orientation

  • Pharmacy Practice (10 months)
  • Comprehensive Medication Management Clinic (5 months)
  • Policy and Formulary Management (5 months)
  • Projects (12 months)
  • Precepting Pharmacy Students (10 months)

Longitudinal (Elective): 10 months

Teaching and Learning Program provided in affiliation with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Teaching certificate will be provided following successful completion of Teaching and Learning Program.

Elective: 12 weeks total (three four-week rotations)

  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Disease
  • Anticoagulation
  • Pharmacy Informatics

RUTLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT 05701802.775.7111

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