The PGY2 residency in Pain Management and Palliative Care at UW Medicine provides training to develop knowledgeable and skilled practitioners in an area with increasing pharmacy need and demand. Throughout this residency, the resident will work as an integral member of interdisciplinary teams to help provide optimal management of pain and/or palliative care patients. The resident will receive training to become experienced in various acute and chronic (malignant and non-malignant) pain conditions, in addition to rotations for the resident to develop the skills necessary to provide palliative care to patients throughout their illness and at the end-of-life. Rotations will be offered at the University of Washington-Montlake (UWMC-ML), Harborview Medical Center (HMC), and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (FHCC). There will also be rotations with external organizations, such as hospice, giving the resident opportunities to participate and learn in a variety of well-established pain and palliative care institutions. The resident will be expected to actively participate in the development of leadership skills, education, and research. Graduates of this program will be highly qualified practitioners who are equipped to succeed in a variety of pain management and palliative care positions, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Applicants who are interested in UW Medicine Pharmacy Residency programs must apply through ASHP’s Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) and submit required documents for the specific program.
Qualifications of the resident:
Completion of PharmD Degree from an ACPE-accredited College or School of Pharmacy
Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency or equivalent experience
Must be eligible for licensure in the State of Washington
Appointment to this residency program is contingent upon eligibility for employment according to the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which requires employers to certify eligibility of employees not born in the United State. UW Medicine does not offer VISA sponsorship.
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UW Medicine Department of Pharmacy Services offers several ASHP-accredited postgraduate PGY1 and PGY2 residencies. While the specific mix of offerings may vary from year to year, each residency provides twelve months of intense pharmacy practice training. Flexibility built into our programs allows each resident to tailor a program to fit their individual goals. Our goal is to help our residents develop the advanced skills and competencies needed to assume leadership roles within the profession.
UW Medicine Pharmacy Residency Programs: UWMC – Montlake/UWMC – Northwest/Harborview Medical Center/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
- PGY1 Pharmacy
- Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership/M.S. (PGY1/2)
- Ambulatory Care (PGY2)
- Critical Care (PGY2)
- Infectious Disease (PGY2)
- Investigational Drugs & Research (PGY2)
- Oncology (PGY2)
- Pain Management and Palliative Care (PGY2)
- Psychiatry (PGY2)