The Post Graduate Year one (PGY1) Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program at Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) provides structured and advanced training to build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community‐based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications. The program emphasizes training in various aspects of community and ambulatory care pharmacy including integrated general medical care within patient-centered medical homes. The graduates of PCHC’s PGY1 Community Pharmacy Practice Residency will above all demonstrate the dedication and leadership within the pharmacy profession. Upon successful completion of the program, the residency graduate will demonstrate his or her ability to:

  • Provide high-quality, personalized, evidence-based medication therapy management and disease state management services
  • Initiate and provide highly useful clinical pharmacy services within the community and ambulatory care setting as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team
  • Demonstrate proficiency in professional education and teaching
  • Exercise leadership and practice management among multiple healthcare disciplines

PGY1 Community-Based Residency Rotations

  • Patient-Centered Dispensing
  • Ambulatory Care Services
  • Transitions of Care
  • Administration
  • Population Health Management
  • Controlled Substance Stewardship and High Utilizer Group Interdisciplinary Committees
  • Teaching Certificate
  • Elective Academia Rotation
  • Elective Specialty Rotation


How To Apply


Benefits & Compensation


Department Administration


Residency Handbooks

We will not be recruiting for the HSPA program for the 2020-2021 year.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Manual 2020-2021



PCHC's twelve-month residency is specifically focused on increasing the clinical knowledge, skills, and experience of new family nurse practitioners, providing them with a positive transitional experience from school to practice, and an opportunity to fine-tune skills under the guidance of an experienced mentor.


This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employer under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). PCHC is a FTCA Deemed Facility.