PGY2 Internal Medicine


The PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program at the University of Arizona/Banner – University Medical Center South is a new 12-month residency program. A pharmacist completing this program will be well-prepared to provide direct patient care services to the internal medicine patients in an acute, tertiary care facility. Upon successful completion of the residency program, a certificate will be awarded to the resident by the college of the hospital. 

Number of Positions: 
About the Program: 

The program emphasizes clinical practice consisting of requires (core) learning experiences in acute care pharmacy practice and internal medicine. Additionally, resident may elect three to four elective experiences to enhance their learning. This program enables the resident to further develop and apply teaching and research techniques. The resident will also have an opportunity to develop their leadership skills through longitudinal leadership experience. 

Learning Experiences
  • Internal Medicine (4)
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Research
  • Administration/Leadership
  • Cardiology 
  • Infectious Diseases
  • ID/Stewardship
  • Pain Management 
  • Behavioral Health
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Poison Center/Toxicology
  • Oncology/BMT, Adult
  • Nutrition
  • And others
  • Resident Research Project
  • Weekend Clinical Staffing
  • Ambulatory care clinic 
  • Leadership
Clinical Responsibilities: 

The resident will participate in safe, evidence-based, compassionate, and cost-effective patient care. All patient care activities are under the supervision of attending pharmacists and commensurate with the resident's level of training as determined by the residency program. The resident will communicate effectively with supervising attending pharmacists regarding his/her patient evaulation, interpretation of diagnostic tests, and plan of care and intended therapeutic interventions. Additionally, the resident will provide oral and written consultations focused on improving patient outcomes and enhancing communication with the health care team. 

Academic Responsibilities: 

The resident's responsibilities include the following: assisting in the education and training of pharmacy students during IPPE and APPE rotations, participating in clincial faculty research as opportunities become available, and facilitating patient case and journal club discussions. 

The resident is also responsible for the development, implementation, and evaulation of a research project. The objective is to develop the resident's skills in problem identification, investigation, and solution. Each project must be approved by the residency program director. After completion of data collection and analysis, the resident will be responsible for drafting a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. 

Weekend Staffing/On-call Responsibilities: 

The resident is required to staff every third weekend. Weekend staffing shifts will vary between clinical staffing duties and operational duties. Clinical staffing consists of pharmacokinetic monitoring, anticoagulation monitoring and education, ED culture follow up, and other duties as deemed necessary. Operational staffing will include the following: performing centralized pharmacy order verification, responding to adult codes, answering drug information questions, and other duties as deemed necessary. 

The resident is also responsible for coverage of the transitions of care pager for at least 4 weeks out of the year. The resident will answer medication questions from patients recently discharged from the hospital. 

Benefits and Financial Provisions: 

The salary for this program is competitive with similar residency programs nationwide. The resident is entitled to all benefits provided to full time University of Arizona appointed personnel. Funds may be provided to help offset travel expenses to selected state and national meetings. 

Application Process: 

Please submit the following REQUIRED documents system by JANUARY 5th, 2018:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Pharmacy School Transcripts
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation

On-site interviews for invited applications will occur in late January through February. 

Contact Information: 

For additonal information please contact:

Kateryna Yenina, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Residency Program Director, PGY2 Internal Medicine

Banner – University Medical Center South

2800 E. Ajo Way

Pharmacy Services

Tucson, AZ 85713

Phone: (520) 874-1270