(PGY1 and PGY2 Combined) Investigational Drugs and Research Pharmacy Residency

Dr. Kim Redic, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director

The Department of Pharmacy Services at the University of Michigan Health Systems (UMHS) is recruiting applicants for a combined two-year PGY1 & PGY2 in Investigational Drugs and Research. This program is currently a candidate for ASHP accreditation in Spring 2020.

Program Purpose

This two-year specialty residency training program is designed to provide the resident with a wide array of experiences in clinical drug research while affording opportunities for collaboration with renowned clinicians and world-class experts in research, education, and population health. The program is designed to provide a strong clinical foundation while developing analytical, leadership, teaching, and writing skills. It will also provide experiences in clinical trial research and research pharmacy staffing experiences. The first year is aligned with the UMHS PGY1 program, with elective and longitudinal experiences in research-related areas. The PGY2 year provides specialized experiences in clinical research. Upon completion of the program, the resident will be prepared to secure a specialized pharmacist position in a variety of clinical research, regulatory, and drug development settings, including pharmaceutical industry, academia, and IDS practice.

About the Michigan Medicine Research Pharmacy

The Research Pharmacy is a part of the UMHS Department of Pharmacy Services. We began as one of the first investigational drug services in the country and continue to be leaders in this specialized practice area. Our mission is to promote and support the highest quality of drug research while ensuring patient safety and regulatory compliance. Our dedicated team currently manages investigational drugs for over 600 clinical trials. These are conducted in a wide variety of diseases and settings across the health-system. The Research Pharmacy team is also engaged with the institution's research regulatory and oversight bodies. We are strong partners with the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR), which educates, funds, and connects research teams across the enterprise, and with the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, whose faculty are renowned for their advancements in drug delivery and research and innovations in clinical pharmacy practice.

Program Information

  • Number of positions: 1 resident per year
  • Type: Full-time, 2-year residency
  • Start Date: Mid-June

PGY1 Year at a Glance

  • Optional Research Pharmacy Operations Rotation
  • Optional Management/Leadership Rotation with Research Pharmacy Administration
  • Optional writing project on a research-related topic
  • Mentor from Research Pharmacy
  • Other rotations and requirements per the UMHS PGY1 program

Additional PGY1 Longitudinal Activities

  • Optional longitudinal activities in a research-focused clinic
  • Clinical on-call and code response experiences
  • Resident Leadership Series
  • Teaching assignment at the College of Pharmacy
  • Optional Teaching Certificate in cooperation with the College of Pharmacy

PGY2 Core Rotations

  • Research Pharmacy Operations
  • Research Pharmacy Leadership
  • Ambulatory Research Clinic
  • Institutional Review Board/Regulatory Affairs
  • MICHR– Investigator Assistance Program
  • Study Management
  • Clinical Trial Development and Support

PGY2 Elective Rotations

  • Federal Agencies (FDA or NIH)
  • Research Quality & Safety
  • Drug Manufacturing/Development
  • Drug Repurposing
  • Pharmacokinetics Core
  • McCreadie Group--Vestigo® Team
  • Scientific Merit Review Committee
  • Other experiences based on resident interests

PGY2 Longitudinal Experiences

  • Research project and writing project on a research-related topic
  • Longitudinal experience in a research-focused clinic
  • Staffing requirement in an area with a high volume of investigational drug dispensing


PGY1-Every other weekend, alternating between direct patient care and operational activities. Additionally, PGY1 residents will participate in the clinical on-call and code response pager programs.
PGY2- Every third weekend. 

Research and Publications

Through the research and writing requirements of the program, the resident has the potential to produce at least two manuscripts suitable for peer-reviewed publication by the end of the residency.

Program Assessment Strategy

The program is structured in accordance with the ASHP Accreditation Standards and ASHP Educational Outcomes, Goals, and Objectives and utilizes the Residency Learning System model. This program has a four-part assessment strategy of learning experiences: resident evaluation of learning experience, resident evaluation of preceptor, resident self-evaluation, and preceptor evaluation of the resident's performance during the learning experience.

Contact Information

Kim Redic, PharmD, BCPS
Program Director & Research Pharmacy Manager
Michigan Medicine, Department of Pharmacy Services

Clinical Assistant Professor 
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Phone: (734) 936-9699
Email: kredic@med.umich.edu

PGY-2 Resident: Jola Mehmeti, PharmD, MBA

PGY-1 Resident: Andrew Smith, PharmD

Application Information

Participation in Personnel Placement Service (PPS) at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting is recommended. Candidates interested in the program should apply online through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Services (PhORCAS) and include the following: 

1.  Letter of Interest,

2.  Curriculum Vitae

3.  Three Letters of Recommendation

4.  Academic Transcript

Following receipt of the application via PhORCAS, selected qualified candidates will be invited for an on-site interview. Deadline for application is January 1st

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