P4: PGY1 Experience at Nebraska Medicine
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Patrick Fuller and I am the PGY1 residency program director at Nebraska Medicine. We are in partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy and are committed to the tradition of providing outstanding postgraduate residency training.
Since our first graduating class in 1974 we continue to have one of the most established pharmacy residency programs in the country and the privilege of training the next generation practitioners.
It is also a privilege to announce that we are the recipient of the ASHP Foundation 2016 Pharmacy Residency Excellence Program Award! Receiving this award is a very high honor and underscores our commitment and passion for developing residents as future leaders in our profession.
In addition to our accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency, we offer accredited Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) residencies in Oncology and Critical Care. We have expanded our program offerings and began our PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant residency (candidate status) in July of 2015 initiated our PGY2 Emergency Medicine residency (candidate status) this past July. All of our PGY2 programs participate in Early Commitment.
Our 676 bed hospital specializes in transplantation (stem cell, liver, pancreas, heart,
kidney and small bowel). We are a Comprehensive Level Trauma center with 24/7 pharmacy
coverage in the Emergency Department. We are a certified Stroke and Heart Failure
Center and we are one of the founding members of the National Comprehensive Cancer
We have a Biocontainment Unit and have taken care of patients with Ebola. We have over 80 adult ICU beds, 33 NICU beds, 20 PICU beds. The majority of our 80 pharmacists are residency trained and over half of our staff are board certified (BCPS, BCOP, BCACP). In the summer of 2017, our Buffett Cancer Center will be opening up and expand our ability to provide the most current and innovative treatment therapies to patients with cancer.
The primary focus of the residency program will be the development of a variety of practice skills. You will participate in ongoing educational activities designed to further strengthen and enhance skills in the areas of patient care, research, teaching and leadership. The program can also be tailored to meet the your individual interests.
I have included our PGY1 brochure and quick facts document for your review.
If you are interested in applying to our program, you are required to complete and
submit an on-line electronic application through PhORCAS. Required application materials
include the following:
• letter of intent (addressing program specific questions)
• curriculum vitae
• pharmacy school transcripts
• PhORCAS standardized reference forms from three individuals (must include two individuals that can attest to your clinical abilities)
Application deadline is January 3, 2017.
Although we do not pre-screen PGY1 candidates at PPS, I encourage you to please refer to our website at http://www.nebraskamed.com/pharmacy/residency or reach out to me anytime for further information.
We will be at the ASHP Residency Showcase at Midyear in Las Vegas (the Monday afternoon session on December 5th).
I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how our program can assist you in achieving your professional and personal goals.
There are many residency choices available, and I am confident that you will benefit from our residency programs offered at Nebraska Medicine. The time, talent, and commitment invested now will pave the way for a successful and rewarding career. As a program director and mentor, it is my goal to help you reach your highest potential. Please contact either myself or any of our current and past residents if you would like to know more about our programs or have any questions.
Patrick D. Fuller, Pharm.D., BCPS
Pharmacy Staff Development Coordinator
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Adjunct Associate Professor, UNMC College of Pharmacy
981090 Nebraska Medical Center | Omaha, NE 68198-1090
Office 402-559-8253 | Fax 402-559-4907