PGY1 Residency Program

Pharmacy Education

PGY1 residency program

Legacy Health Services offers an ASHP accredited one-year, multi-site post-graduate program. Six PGY1 positions are available. The program is individualized to allow each resident to pursue additional experience in areas of practice interest and to provide learning experiences that prepare a pharmacist for PGY2 training or a clinical position in an acute care or ambulatory setting. Each individual medical center has a unique NMS code. Applicants may apply to as many individual sites as they would like to be considered for. The program is run by one residency program director, one residency program coordinator and six site coordinators, one at each of the facilities.

Legacy’s unique multi-site PGY1 residency program has each individual resident based at a home site facility where residents complete their required rotations (internal medicine, critical care, administration, emergency medicine), their longitudinal staffing requirement and at least 1 elective. Required longitudinal and non-clinical experiences include leadership and medication safety. The remaining 1-2 elective rotations (up to 12 weeks) can be completed at any facility within the Legacy Health System, which offers a wide variety of rotations and training opportunities in a broad range of practice areas and specialty services. Elective opportunities include ambulatory care, transplant, infectious diseases, trauma critical care, cardiovascular critical care, pediatric critical care, oncology (adult and pediatric), neonatal critical care, pediatric emergency medicine, transitions of care, anticoagulation, operating room, oncology ambulatory care and informatics. Residents have the opportunity to pursue a teaching certificate through a program co-sponsored by the two local colleges of pharmacy.

Applications are accepted via the online PhORCAS system and are due by December 30 each year.

2020-2021 PGY1 Residents

From left: Kwan Rey Chen, Whitney Acoba, Shelby Stewart, Sandra Vielma, Heather Nielsen, Chelsea Harmon

Our sites

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center (LEMC) NMS code: 113121 
Legacy Emanuel (EM) Medical Center is the largest hospital in the Legacy Health System located in Portland, Oregon. EM is home to a Level 1 trauma center, Oregon’s only burn center, highest-level care neurosciences department, a robust general surgery program and Legacy’s cardiothoracic surgery program. Legacy Emanuel is a regional leader for exceptional care in emergency medicine, critical care and complex surgical cases involving burns, cardiac, neurological, oral maxillofacial, orthopedic, trauma and vascular specialties. EM pharmacists are an integral part of the multidisciplinary teams in the 12-bed cardiovascular ICU, 24-bed neuro-trauma ICU, 16-bed burn unit, trauma recovery acute care unit, internal medicine and progressive cardiac care unit. Pharmacists also play a vital role with the infectious disease specialists, stroke team, surgical services and a busy 29-bed emergency department.   

Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel (RCH) NMS code: 113125
Randall Children’s Hospital (RCH) at Legacy Emanuel is Legacy Health’s 165 bed pediatric hospital. RCH decentralized pharmacists are actively involved with specialized patient care, rounding daily with multidisciplinary teams. The pharmacy practice resident will have multiple opportunities to be involved in the many services offered at RCH, including a kids-only 22 bed emergency department, 38 bed level 4 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), 24 bed pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), as well as specialties such as oncology, cardiology, inpatient rehabilitation, and general surgery. RCH is a designated level 1 trauma center with ECMO capabilities signifying RCH’s ability to care for sick and injured children from infancy through adolescence.  

Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center (LMH) NMS code: 113124
Legacy Mount Hood (MH) Medical Center, a 100-bed full-service community hospital, is the easternmost hospital in the Portland area, serving East Multnomah County along with a vast number of rural communities. The pharmacy department provides 5 decentralized clinical services: internal medicine, surgery, critical care, progressive care, and one of the busiest emergency departments in our health system with over 45,000 visits annually. In addition, MH provides robust transition of care and ambulatory care services with pharmacists leading multidisciplinary teams addressing barriers to care and managing chronic conditions. 

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center (LGS) NMS code: 113113
Legacy Good Samaritan (GS) Medical Center, located in the heart of Northwest Portland, provides highly specialized care, including oncology, emergency services, intensive care, and rehabilitation. Surgical services include kidney transplant, bariatric, and eye surgery programs. GS pharmacists provide quality service and critical care to all of these clinical programs.   

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center (LSC) NMS code: 113122
Legacy Salmon Creek (SC) Medical Center is a community hospital located in Vancouver, Washington. A Pharmacy Practice Residency at Legacy’s fastest growing hospital offers dual licensure with Oregon and many opportunities in a robust critical care environment which includes a high volume 30+ bed emergency department, a 30 bed ICU/IMCU, and NICU. We also offer other services such as our engaging oncology service and medical/surgery program. SC pharmacists play an active and critical role as part of the multidisciplinary team to provide the highest quality service to our patients.

Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center (LMP) NMS code: 113123
Legacy Meridian Park (MP) Medical Center is a 145-bed full-service community hospital located 13 miles from downtown Portland. Decentralized pharmacists serve MP in a variety of settings including: a 32 bed ICU/IMCU where pharmacists round with the multidisciplinary team; a nationally recognized acute stroke center, with pharmacists at the front line on the stroke team; a busy 27 bed emergency department; internal medicine, where pharmacists collaborate with hospitalists throughout all phases of patient care; a large orthopedic surgery program; and a busy anticoagulation clinic. Our location is the clinical practice site for a Pacific University School of Pharmacy faculty member.

For more information regarding each individual site and the elective learning experiences offered there, please click here.