PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency


John Clark, PharmD, MS, BCPS, FASHP
Residency Program Director:
John Clark, PharmD, MS, BCPS, FASHP

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY1) at the University of Michigan Medical Center is a 12-month program beginning July 1. This program accommodates up to ten residents and provides a wide variety of experiences designed to develop practitioners with knowledge and expertise in clinical pharmacy practice.

Residents participate in clinical, research, educational and administrative activities. The residency program is guided by the Residency Advisory Committee which consists of the residency program coordinator (Chair), five clinical pharmacists, one staff pharmacist/manager, all PGY-1 and PGY-2 program directors, two chief residents, and a representative of the College of Pharmacy

A competitive stipend is provided. Each resident receives 10 vacation days, health insurance, and other University benefits. Business days are allotted for attending the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, the Great Lakes Residency Conference, and other professional meetings. Partial funding for attending these meetings may be available through the Department of Pharmacy Services.

Residency Requirements

  • A research project suitable for publication and completed within the residency year. Research opportunities are available in conjunction with many of the faculty
  • A writing project must be completed in conjunction with a preceptor. This comprehensive review project is suitable for publication in refereed journals.
  • Residents also present seminars throughout the year. Topics include resident research projects and therapeutic reviews. These high quality conferences enhance the resident's communication skills. Some conferences qualify as American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) approved continuing education programs.
  • Teaching is another requirement of the Residency program. Residents are the instructors for a one-semester patient monitoring course for third year Pharm.D. students. In addition, precepting of clerkship students is required. The residents receive faculty appointments at the College and may be assigned other primary teaching responsibilities.
  • Residents provide additional service to the department through staffing in the inpatient pharmacies and the pharmacokinetics service. The resident will complete a total of 10 monthly clinical experiences throughout the year.
  • PGY1 residents are required to complete rotations in adult internal medicine, ambulatory care, critical care, medication use policy, pediatrics, pharmacy operations and pharmacy management. Residents may select from a variety of clinical settings for the remainder of their rotations.


A one month orientation period will introduce the resident to the University, College and Medical Center. During this time period, residents learn to combine distributive services with participation on a clinical service of their choice. The rotations are selected from the following sites:

Adult Experiences

Ambulatory Care
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Critical Care
Infectious Diseases
Trauma Burn
Emergency Medicine
Internal Medicine

Pediatric Experiences

Ambulatory Care
General Pediatrics
Pulmonary Surgery
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Infectious Diseases
Critical Care

Non-Direct Patient Care Experiences

Drug Information
Investigational Drug Service
Medication Safety
OR Pharmacy


For more information please contact:

John Clark, PharmD, MS, BCPS, FASHP
Residency Program Director
Director of Pharmacy Services
Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and Health System

Please check out the F.A.Q. for application deadlines and interview dates.