PGY1 program

PGY1PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives.

Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.

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A Family Atmosphere

Since 1974, Nebraska Medicine continues the rich tradition and commitment of advancing our profession through the training and education of pharmacy residents as future leaders. Through excellence and innovation, we strive to evolve our program and provide the best training environment possible. We are genuinely vested in the success of each resident and our unique family atmosphere contributes to the professional and personal development of all residents. The goal of the 54-week program is to equip each resident with the skills needed to enter a postgraduate year two residency or a practice position in an acute care setting.

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services

  • Antimicrobial, anticoagulation, and diabetes stewardship
  • Code, trauma, and rapid response teams
  • Education and precepting of pharmacy students
  • Education of patients and health care professionals
  • Experience with clinical pathways, protocols, and core measures
  • Multidisciplinary medical team rounding
  • Pharmacokinetic services

Required Rotations (after orientation, each one month)

  • Orientation (late June through July)
  • Internal Medicine I
  • Drug Information
  • Management/Medication Safety
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Critical Care
  • Transplant
  • Research/Project (December)

Elective Rotations (each one month)

  • Acute Care Cardiology
  • Adult Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Adult or Pediatric Liver Transplant
  • Adult Stem Cell Transplant
  • Anesthesia/Surgical Pharmacy
  • Anticoagulation Stewardship
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Diabetes Stewardship
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Medical Oncology
  • Geriatrics
  • Heart Failure/Heart Transplant
  • ICU – Cardiovascular
  • ICU – Medical
  • ICU – Neurology
  • ICU – Trauma
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Kidney/Pancreas Transplant
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Toxicology

Patient Care Staffing Experience (July – June)

  • Residents are required to fulfill the service commitment (staffing) with the goal of being able to function as competent independent practitioners
  • Residents will staff about three weekday evenings from 1630-2200 per month and every third weekend
  • Each resident is paired up with a staffing preceptor for the entire residency year
  • Training will take place during July
  • Residents will attend medical emergencies as part of the code blue and rapid response teams  
  • Residents can work additional shifts within the pharmacy department for compensation


  • PGY1 residents must work two holidays (either staffing or on-call)
  • First holiday: Christmas or New Year’s Day
  • Second holiday: Labor Day, Memorial Day or Thanksgiving
  • Holidays are divided up and chosen by residents during orientation
  • PGY1 residents will divide up the week of Christmas and New Year’s and staff (including on-call) a minimum of 40 hours (without extra monetary compensation)
  • PGY1 residents will not be required to be on hospital grounds on the holiday week (Christmas or New Year’s) they were not assigned to staff  

Resident On-Call Experience (July – June)

  • PGY1 residents are required to participate in an in-house on-call program throughout the residency year
  • The purpose of the on-call program is to develop each resident’s training, knowledge, expertise, confidence, application, and critical thinking skills in patient care management
  • The program focuses on residents developing an autonomous practice, participating in medical emergencies, providing clinical pharmacy services, and serving as a drug information resource to physicians throughout our institution and preparing a morning “on-call report” for staff
  • An on-call sleep room is provided
  • Residents will participate in the on-call experience every third weekend (Saturday/Sunday) during the day/evening hours and complete about three overnight on-call shifts (Monday-Thursday) from 2200-0600 per month
  • Residents will comply with duty hours through documentation in PharmAcademic


Pat Fuller Patrick D. Fuller, PharmD, BCPS, DPLA, FASHP
Inpatient Pharmacy Clinical Supervisor
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Adjunct Associate Professor, UNMC College of Pharmacy
Nebraska Medicine
981090 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-1090
Email Patrick Fuller

Emilie Langenhan, PharmD, BCPS, CACP
Pharmacy Coordinator – Anticoagulation Stewardship
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Assistant Director
Nebraska Medicine
981090 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-1090
Email Emilie Langenhan

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