Residency Listing

Valley Medical Center
400 South 43rd Street
Renton, WA 98055
Code: 95400
NMS Code: 197313
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Kamal Sandhu, Pharm.D., BCPS
(425) 228-3440 ext 5933
Fax: (425) 656-4216
Director of Pharmacy: Kenneth W Kenyon, Pharm.D., BCPS
(425) 228-3440 x5855
Fax: (425) 656-4216
Program Contact: Heather Shimamoto, Pharm.D.
(425) 228-3440 ext 2900
Fax: (425) 656-4216
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 4
Application Deadline: 2018-12-31
Starting Date: 2019-07-01
Estimated Stipend: 54000
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   The pharmacy practice residency provides residents with instruction and training in all aspects of advanced pharmacy practice including: acute patient care, ambulatory patient care, drug information, drug-use policy development, and practice management. The goal of the program is to provide each individual with the necessary skills and competencies to succeed in a variety of positions including clinical pharmacy specialists, clinical faculty, or continuation of postgraduate training in a PGY-2 program or fellowship. Emphasis is placed on establishing a personal philosophy of practice, developing leadership and teaching skills, utilizing performance self-evaluation, and exhibiting commitment to the profession. The first month of the residency is focused on orientation, drug distribution and clinical service training. Clinical rotations at Valley Medical Center are typically four weeks in duration and include: general medicine, critical care, pediatrics, neonatal intensive care, emergency medicine, hematology/oncology, anticoagulation management, and ambulatory care. Rotations such as drug information, drug safety and practice administration are longitudinal throughout the course of the residency. Learning experiences are structured with flexibility to accommodate the specific needs of the individual. Residents may choose to extend learning opportunities in Valley’s rotation offerings or choose elective rotations offered at one of the UW Medicine affiliate institutions. (University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance).
Fringe Benefits:   Medical/dental/life insurance, sick leave, generous holiday and vacation days, travel reimbursement, free parking, discounted meals and no state income tax
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   Go to website (link above) for requirements
Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: State
Model Type(s): Teaching, Community
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 29
Non-Professional Staff: 26
Number of Medical Centers: 19
Total Beds: 321
Average Daily Census: 210
Site Special Features:   Valley Medical Center is a progressive, 321-bed community teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. VMC, with a level III trauma center and level III NICU, is the largest and most comprehensive medical complex between Seattle and Tacoma. A large network of primary care, behavioral health and occupational health clinics exist. Clinical pharmacists and residents exercise prescriptive authority per Washington State Board of Pharmacy regulations and participate on the respiratory/cardiac code team.