PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Residency Program Director and Pharmacy Residency Manager: Megan Cadiz, PharmD

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at the University of Michigan Health (UMH), accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), is a 12-month program beginning the third Monday of June each year. This program accommodates up to twelve residents and provides a wide variety of experiences designed to develop practitioners with knowledge and expertise in clinical pharmacy practice.

Residents participate in clinical, operational, educational, research, and administrative activities. The residency program is guided by the Residency Advisory Committee which consists of the Residency Program Manager (Chair), Clinical Pharmacist Preceptors/RAC Mentors, an administrator, all PGY1 and PGY2 Residency Program Directors (RPDs), two Chief Residents, and other program representatives.


Recruitment Plan 2024-2025

We will be represented at ASHP Midyear Showcase in Anaheim, California on Tuesday, December 5th from 8-11AM at booth 5244. Please stop by to connect with the residents & RPD! 

Can't make it to Midyear? No problem! Here the complete list of recruitment events we'll be attending this year:

  • Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists/Ferris State University Residency Showcase; October 3rd, 4:00 -6:30 PM EST
  • Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists Residency Showcase; October 11th, 6:00-8:00 PM EST
  • ACCP x SNPhA Virtual Residency Showcase; October 24th 8:00 PM EST
  • University of Michigan College of Pharmacy Career Gateway; November 1st, 6:30-7:30 PM EST
  • University of Michigan Health Virtual Residency Showcase; November 16th, 7:00-8:00 PM EST. Please sign up using this link
  • ASHP Midyear Residency Showcase; December 5th, 8:00-11:00 AM PDT
  • ASHP Midyear Virtual Supplemental Residency Showcase; December 14th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST. Please see the ASHP website for registration information.

Interviews for 2024 will be 100% virtual/remote.  Information on how to apply to our residency program, as well as a list of interview dates, can be found in the "About" section of the website, under "How Do I Apply?"


Residency Requirements

Direct Patient Care Experiences

  • Residents must receive a score of "achieved for residency" ≥ 80% of ASHP required objectives 
  • All evaluations must be completed in PharmAcademic

Scientific Advancement and Research

  • 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 peer-reviewed journals.
  • Residents also present 3 seminars throughout the year; a protocol presentation, a ACPE-accredited CE presentation, and a final research project presentation.

Leadership and Professional Development

  • All residents will participate in a committee (either local, state, or national) to develop essential leadership skills. They have the responsibility of determining committee involvement with the assistance of preceptors
  • Residents help support the residency class by involvement in resident-run committees, such as Orientation, Social Media, Resident Trip, and Wellness Committee.
  • All residents participate in a longitudinal professional development series focused on research, writing, and leadership skills.

Teaching and Academia

  • The residents receive adjunct faculty appointments at the U-M College and serve as instructors for a one-semester course either in the Fall or Winter semester.
  • There is an optional teaching certificate opportunity provided through the U-M College of Pharmacy.
  • Residents may choose the months they want to co-precept IPPE and/or APPE pharmacy students during orientation.

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Weekend Staffing (see details below)
  • Code Blue response
  • Clinical Case Conference

Community Service

  • Residents will participate in at least one community service activity during the year. Events are organized by the resident-run Community Service committee.


Learning Experiences (Rotations)

 Residents will complete a total of 12 monthly learning experiences throughout the year, including:

  •  A 6-week orientation period (starting in mid-June, through July) will introduce the resident to the University of Michigan Health (UMH) and the U-M College of Pharmacy. During this time period, residents learn to combine operational services with clinical services in oncology, cardiology, surgery, and medicine. Residents will also have additional learning sessions on other residency program requirements, including research and writing projects, seminar presentations, benefits, duty hours & moonlighting, wellness, and more.
  • Project and staffing month (December)
  • 5 required learning experiences
  • 5 elective learning experiences

Required Experiences

  • Adult Internal Medicine: Can be chosen in a variety of areas including internal medicine, hepatology/GI, medical oncology, antepartum, and cardiology
  • Ambulatory Care (block or longitudinal): Can have a variety of options from transplant, primary care, anticoagulation, and oncology
  • Critical Care: Can be chosen in a variety of areas (see below)
  • Medication Use Policy 
  • Practice Management: Can be chosen with a variety of preceptors that are leaders in different areas of the organization

Elective Experience Options

The remaining rotations are chosen as electives which include: 

Adult Experiences

  •  Ambulatory Care (subspecialties: internal medicine, hematology, oncology, solid organ transplant, and anticoagulation
  • Antepartum
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Cardiology (subspecialties: general cardiology, heart failure/LVAD)
  • Critical Care (subspecialties: cardiac/cardiothoracic, medical, neuro, surgical, trauma/burn)
  • Emergency Medicine 
  • Infectious Diseases (consult, antimicrobial stewardship)
  • Inpatient Hematology
  • Inpatient Medical Oncology
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Inpatient Solid Organ Transplant (kidney, liver, pulmonary)
  • Neurology (general)
  • Nutrition
  • Operations
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care 
  • Specialty Pharmacy

Pediatric Experiences 

  • Ambulatory Care: Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis/Pulmonary Care Clinic
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Unit (PCTU)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • Pediatric Oncology
  • Pediatric Surgery 
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Non-Direct Patient Care Experiences

  • Academic Administration
  • Investigational Drugs and Research 
  • Managed Care
  • Medication Safety 
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Pharmacy Analytics, Quality, Regulatory & Safety Outcomes
  • Teaching and Academia


Staffing Requirements 

PGY1 residents will independently staff approximately 20 weekends (~2 weekends per month) over the year. These responsibilities will be divided between clinical days, clinical evenings, and operations in adult and pediatric central pharmacies starting in August. 

Each resident will work one major holiday block (Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s) and one minor holiday block (Labor Day or Memorial Day). The residents will also staff 2 "gap days" between Christmas and New Year's - one as a staffing day, and one as a project day.  The resident will have all other holidays off from residency.


Mentorship Program

PGY1 residents are assigned a residency advisory committee (RAC) mentor to help guide them through the year with graduation requirements. Residents also choose a preceptor mentor during orientation to touch base almost monthly on their well-being and other topics. The RAC and chosen mentors work closely together to support the resident's progress and transition from student to resident learner. 


Wellness Program

We have a dedicated committee focused on resident wellness which consists of both residents and preceptors. Residents receive one half-day off from rotation monthly to focus on a residency-class identified area of wellness, such as emotional, social, financial, etc. The resident class has the opportunity to participate in a wellness activity during their wellness afternoon, such as a hike, yoga class, or open discussion groups, but also have the ability to focus on themselves. 



  • Salary: $50,000 annually paid once monthly with medical benefits
  • Up to 15 days of paid time off to be used for vacation/personal/interview/illness
  • Business days for presentations at national and local conferences
  • Access to free workplace counseling 
  • Remote work for non-direct patient care rotations and research month, at discretion of preceptors
  • Leave of absence policies in the event a resident requires longer time away
  • Dedicated office desk space with a personal laptop computer
  • Embroidered white coat
  • Access to MPerks through University of Michigan (additional savings using your badge)


Residency Program Director 

Megan Cadiz, PharmD  

Pharmacy Residency Manager; Residency Program Director - PGY1 Pharmacy

Email: [email protected]



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