Swedish’s PGY1 Residency Program prepares practitioners through mentored training and application of clinical skills. Although there are nine core rotations to complete, the program is highly flexible and uniquely tailored to suit the individual needs and interests of the Pharmacy Resident.

Practice Area Rotations

Swedish Medical Center is comprised of four main campuses: First Hill, Cherry Hill, Issaquah and Edmonds, with Ballard as an extension location. The Resident will be primarily based at First Hill where most of the core rotations are located with the remaining campuses offering elective rotations and core General Medicine and Anticoagulation Clinic rotations. Two of our campuses are located outside of Seattle in the cities of Issaquah and Edmonds.

The Resident will be required to complete nine core rotations and have the option of four (4) to six (6) weeks of elective rotations. If chosen, the Resident may choose to have an elective rotation in other off-site rotational sites to further tailor their Residency Program. The Resident will also be active in planning, implementing and evaluating new rotations and services.

Core Rotations

Acute Care

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (3 weeks)
  • Critical Care - Medical and Surgical (5 weeks)
  • General Medicine (5 weeks)
  • Solid Organ Transplantation (4 weeks)
  • Oncology - Outpatient (5 weeks)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care/OB-GYN (5 weeks)

Administration (4 weeks)


  • Anticoagulation Clinic (2 weeks)


  • University of Washington School of Pharmacy Laboratory (10 weeks)


  • Residency Project (9 months)
  • Staffing (9 months)

Elective (2-4 weeks)

Acute Care

  • Cardiac Intensive Care (2 weeks)
  • Glycemic Control* (1 week)
  • Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Inpatient Oncology (4 weeks)
  • Neurology Intensive Care (2 weeks)

Ambulatory Care

  • Bone Marrow Transplant (2 weeks)
  • Heart Failure Clinic (4 weeks)
  • Geriatric Clinic**
  • Investigational Drug Service (4 weeks)
  • Swedish Medical Group (4 weeks)


  • University of Washington Teaching Certificate Course (2-day workshop)**

*in process of developing
**longitudinal; not concentrated