Mercy Health Partners (General-Mercy Muskegon)
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Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

The Pharmacy Practice Residency Program at Mercy Health Muskegon believes that pharmacists can and must have an active role in patient care within the health system. This program offers a positive atmosphere to learn and grow professionally by providing opportunities to teach, to collaborate with other healthcare professionals and provide direct patient care. Our residency program at Mercy Health Muskegon is designed to train pharmacists in central hospital pharmacy and nursing unit-based clinical pharmacy practice. We offer two PGY1 residency positions focused on institutional practice and one PGY1 position focused on ambulatory care. The program prides itself on molding rotations to meet individual resident educational goals, building on the foundation of advanced clinical pharmacy practice. Graduates of the program have successfully pursued clinical, staff, and managerial roles in various health systems throughout the Midwest.

Mercy Health Muskegon features:

  • 400-bed, three campus facility
  • 31 pharmacists
  • 38 pharmacy technicians
  • Decentralized pharmacy
  • Pharmacokinectic dosing service
  • Ambulatory care practice sites
  • Anti-coagulation clinic
  • Inpatient pharmacy services serving three campuses
  • Seven retail pharmacies serving the Muskegon area
  • Managed care pharmacy services

Our Pharmacy Practice Rotations include:

  • Orientation*+
  • Pharmacokinetics*+
  • Unit-Based Practice*+
  • Ambulatory Care*+
  • Administration*+
  • Anti-coagulation+
  • Internal Medicine*
  • Managed Care+
  • Critical Care Medicine*
  • Cardiology
  • Geriatrics
  • HIV
  • Hospice
  • Infectious Disease
  • Informatics
  • Nephrology
  • Emergency Medicine

* Institutional Practice Required Rotations
+Ambulatory Practice Required Rotations

Do You Have a Desire to Teach?

In addition to the listed rotations, you will have the chance to explore academia via our affiliation with Ferris State University. The Pharmacy Education Development and Lecture Series (PEDALS) allows residents to work with preceptors and Ferris faculty to gain experience in teaching and learning. Furthermore, as a teaching facility, you may lecture to nurses, mid-level providers and medical residents, which will open the doors to academia in other professional curriculums.

Pharmacy Practice Residency Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, life, dental, and optical insurance 
  • Two weeks paid time off, additional sick leave as needed
  • Paid expenses for ASHP Midyear Meeting & Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference
  • Reimbursement for ASHP and local professional memberships

The profession of pharmacy is continually evolving. Mercy Health Partners provides an array of opportunities to expand your horizons and meet your personal and professional goals. Mercy Health Muskegon is a progressive organization that has pharmacists working in every aspect of patient care, including direct patient care in the hospital, hospice, anticoagulation, and ambulatory care; hospital administration; HMO and hospital formulary management; and academia.

Required Application Materials

  • Application materials submitted through PhORCAS
  • Completed online application
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letter of intent
  • College of pharmacy official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation and corresponding form
  • Participate in ASHP residency matching program

Pharmacy Practice Residency Mission Statement

The mission of the Pharmacy Practice Residency Program at Mercy Health Muskegon is to provide educational and experiential opportunities in order to help its residents:

  • Rapidly develop clinical and professional skills used by pharmacists
  • Contribute to and participate in the education of other health professionals
  • Promote pharmacy as an essential component of hospital-based health care
  • Provide pharmaceutical care to Mercy Health Partners' patients

For more information, contact: Angela Green, PharmD, BCPS
Phone: 231-672-4929