Potter’s House Apothecary & Midwestern University College of Pharmacy – Glendale PGY1 Community Residency Program
Potter’s House Apothecary has partnered with Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale to offer a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency. This residency is designed to foster the growth of an innovative and creative pharmacist who is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of patients. It is a 12-month program that is currently in Candidate status with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
A pharmacist completing the PGY1 Community Residency program will gain experience in a unique area of medicine focusing on compounded medications in an independent pharmacy setting. The residency enforces compounding skills, along with patient care skills in a collaborative, highly clinical environment. Pharmacists at Potter’s House provide in-depth patient consultations on compounded medications, work with health care providers to design and monitor treatment plans and customize individual formulas for compounded medications based on patient specific needs.
The residency program consists of the following opportunities for the resident:
- Practice patient care management in a compounding pharmacy
- Work alongside health care providers at a local medical office to provide patient care
- Provide educational seminars to Potter’s House patients
- Provide clinical consults in the following areas of medicine:
- Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
- Wound Care
- Pain Management
- Sinus Therapy
- Lower Respiratory
- Instruct Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale pharmacy students
- Serve as a preceptor to Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale pharmacy students
- Contribute to practice-based research
- Complete a teaching certificate program
- Present posters, abstracts and other research findings at professional conferences
- Enhance knowledge on state and federal laws pertaining to compounding
- Enhance knowledge on pharmacy operations and administration
- Design and implement new pharmacy services
The program is organized into 7 core learning experiences that extend over a 10-month period, followed by 2 months of elective learning experiences. The resident will spend approximately one day per week at Midwestern University participating in various teaching activities.
For additional information on Potter’s House Apothecary’s PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, please contact:
Matthew Cheung, PharmD, Residency Program Director