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P4’s – Information on PGY-1 at Nebraska Medicine

P4's – Information on PGY-1 at Nebraska Medicine

What is unique about the PGY1 program at Nebraska Medicine?
• All residents are part of our "family" and we will do all we can to help you in reach your goals by providing a caring, supportive and friendly environment.
• It is an honor for the PGY1 program to have been the recipient of the ASHP Foundation 2016 Pharmacy Residency Excellence Program Award! Receiving this prestigious award underscores our life-long commitment and passion for developing residents (such as you) as future leaders in our profession.
• Since our first graduating class in 1974 we continue to have one of the most established pharmacy residency programs in the country.

What residency programs are offered at Nebraska Medicine?
• PGY1 (Accredited since 1974): 9 positions
• PGY2 Oncology (Accredited since 1999): 2 positions
• PGY2 Critical Care (Accredited since 2007): 2 positions
• PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant (Candidate status): 1 position
• PGY2 Emergency Medicine (Candidate status): 1 position

Do your PGY2 programs participate in Early Commitment?
• Yes! All of our PGY2 programs participate in Early Commitment.
Tell me some quick facts about Nebraska Medicine
• It is an 809 bed hospital specializing in transplantation (stem cell, liver, pancreas, heart, kidney and small bowel), oncology, critical care and cardiology.
• There are over 100 adult ICU beds, 33 NICU beds, 20 PICU beds.
• A Comprehensive Level Trauma center with 24/7 pharmacy coverage in the Emergency Department with over 60,000 visits annually
• A certified Stroke, Heart Failure and Diabetes Center.
• Nebraska Medicine is one of the founding members of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).
• The Buffett Cancer Center opened this summer and has expanded our ability to provide the most current and innovative treatment therapies to patients with cancer.
• We have a Biocontainment Unit and are a national leader in caring for patients with Ebola.
• The majority of our 100 pharmacists are residency trained and over half are board certified (BCPS, BCOP, BCCCP and BCACP).

Residency Website
• I encourage you to please refer to our new website at http://www.nebraskamed.com/pharmacy/residency
• The website includes photos from our Fall Retreat, Resident Testimonials and much more information on what life as a resident is like at Nebraska Medicine!

I have many questions in regards to residency programs in general, can you assist me?
• Yes! Feel free to reach out to me anytime for further information on our program or residency training in general. I would enjoy nothing more than meeting you and getting to know you! My email is pfuller@nebraskamed.com
Do you have a PGY1 Brochure and Quick Facts document for me to review?
• I have included our PGY1 brochure and quick facts documents as attachments for your review.
Will you be at the ASHP Midyear Residency Showcase?
• Yes, we will be at the ASHP Residency Showcase at Midyear in Orlando on Monday, December 4th in the afternoon.
• I encourage you to stop by, I would enjoy the opportunity to meet you in person.

What is the application process?
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 transcript
• PhORCAS standardized reference forms from three individuals (must include two individuals that can attest to your clinical abilities)
• Application deadline is January 3, 2018

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.

Warmest Regards,

Patrick D. Fuller, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP
Pharmacy Staff Development Coordinator
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Adjunct Associate Professor, UNMC College of Pharmacy