Resources for Pharmacy Residents

Congratulations! You've matched for a PGY-1 or PGY-2 pharmacy residency! That's a huge accomplishment, and we're proud of you.

The ASHP Foundation has a number of free resources that can be helpful to you during your residency year. Check out the following:

Assessment & Resource Tools = Great Residency Projects!
The ASHP Foundation has a number of assessment and resource tools that residents can incorporate into a meaningful residency project that contributes to improving patient care and safety:

Conducting Research
You may decide to embark on a residency research project. The following resources can help you learn the basic principles of conducting sound research studies:
  • Residency Research Tips: This document contains practical advice and guidance that will help you successfully complete your pharmacy resident research project. The Tips also provides links to other resources, such as AJHP articles, that provide more in-depth information. Topics include timeline development, how to write specific aims and hypothesis statements, power calculations and statistical analysis, data presentation, survey development, the Institutional Review Board process, grant development, and presentation and publication of research findings.
  • AJHP Series on Research Fundamentals: This is a series of AJHP articles written for new investigators on conducting quality research. Topics include developing great research questions, developing a research plan,  working with institutional review boards, and more.
  • Essentials of Practice-Based Research for Pharmacists: Designed for residents, preceptors, and new researchers, this set of activities provides foundational knowledge and considerations for designing, completing, and disseminating the results of a practice-based research project. There are a total of 10 on-demand activities to view.

On Becoming a Leader
Completing a residency is one step in your journey to becoming a pharmacy leader. The Foundation offers a number of resources that can help you continue to grow as a leader and further develop your leadership skills:

Resident Award & Research Grant
We've told you recently about the many resources that the ASHP Foundation provides to residents. We'd now like to make you aware of two other programs especially for residents and graduating students:

Finally, remember to also explore the new practitioner resources available to you as an ASHP member!