PGY1 Pharmacy

2023 Pharmacy Residency PGY1 Program

PGY1 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.

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, diabetes, and pain 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 (6-weeks, late June through July)
  • Internal Medicine I
  • Drug Information
  • Management/Medication Safety

Selective Required Rotations (each one month)

Residents will select a minimum of one rotation in the areas of ambulatory care, critical care, and transplant patient populations. A second rotation in each area may be chosen by resident to count as an elective. 

Ambulatory Care

  • Geriatrics
  • Patient Centered Medical Home Model (PCMH)

Critical Care

  • Academic Medicine
  • Cardiovascular
  • Medicine
  • Neurosciences
  • Trauma/Surgical


  • Adult Liver
  • Adult Stem Cell
  • Heart/Heart Failure
  • Kidney/Pancreas
  • Pediatric

Elective Rotations (each one month)

A maximum of four elective rotations may be chosen, this includes completing any second selective-required rotations that would count as an elective experience.

  • Adult Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Acute Care Cardiology
  • Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
  • Anticoagulation Stewardship
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Cardiology Electrophysiology
  • Diabetes Stewardship
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Medical Oncology
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Neurology
  • Toxicology

December Project Time (one month)

  • Residents will utilize this time to work on longitudinal projects, staff around the holidays and have compensatory days off for staffing around the holidays
  • Feedback will be captured as part of all second quarterly PharmAcademic longitudinal evaluations

Service Commitment (Staffing) Experience (52 weeks, July – June)

  • Residents are required to fulfill the service commitment (staffing) with the goal of being able to function as competent independent practitioners
  • Weekday evening staffing: (1630-2200) approximately two shifts per month
  • Weekend staffing: day (0800-1600) or evening (1400-2200) rotating every third weekend
  • Nebraska Medicine provides each resident with a meal stipend for each weekend shift worked
  • 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 (i.e., compensatory time off)

Resident On-Call (ROC) Experience (52 weeks, 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 providers throughout our institution
  • An on-call sleep room is provided
  • PGY1 residents will complete approximately 28-32 on-call shifts/year
  • PGY1 residents will rotation on-call shifts:
    • Overnights: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs from 2200-0600 (approximately 2 overnight ROC shifts/month)
    • Weekends: Sat/Sun from 1400-2200 (approximately one out of every 9 weekends)
  • Nebraska Medicine provides each resident with a meal stipend for each on-call shift worked
  • Residents will comply with duty hours through monthly documentation in PharmAcademic


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
Assistant PGY1 Residency Program Director
Nebraska Medicine
981090 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-1090
Email Emilie Langenhan

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