Pharmacotherapy Residency

This 24-month Pharmacotherapy (PCT) residency program will be completed in two distinct PGY-1 and PGY-2 years. The PCT PGY-1 resident will follow all requirements of completion for the PGY-1 residency training program and receive a PGY1 residency certificate upon completion. The PCT PGY-2 resident will receive a 24-month Pharmacotherapy residency certificate at the end of the PGY-2 year upon completion of all requirements stated in the offer letter. This PCT residency program has one position each year. For PGY-2, the resident has the option to choose either the Inpatient Internal Medicine (IM)/Critical Care track or Outpatient Ambulatory Care track. Additional customization may be made during PGY-2 to best support the resident’s area of interest. The rotation structures below are listed in sequential order and are blocked according to practice area:


Transition phase

  • Orientation

6 weeks

Internal medicine block I

  • Internal Medicine I
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Ambulatory Care – Primary Care

4 weeks each

Practice management/TOC

  • Drug Information
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Transition of Care

4 weeks each

Internal medicine block II

  • Infectious Diseases Inpatient
  • Inpatient Cardiology
  • Inpatient Nephrology

4 weeks each

Critical care block

4 weeks each



Inpatient IM/Critical Care Track Required Rotations


  • PGY-2 Orientation with RPD

1 day

Precepting block

  • Internal Medicine III
  • Internal Medicine IV
  • Internal Medicine V

4 weeks each

Specialized critical care block

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Neurosurgical ICU
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU

4 weeks each

Subspecialty block

  • Nutrition Support
  • Solid Organ Transplant Inpatient
  • Amb Care – Oral chemotherapy

4 weeks each

Elective block

  • Any listed elective rotations

4 weeks each x 4 rotations

Outpatient Ambulatory Care Track Required Rotations*


  • PGY-2 Orientation with RPD

1 day

Precepting block

  • Internal Medicine III
  • Internal Medicine IV
  • Ambulatory Care – Primary Care II

4 weeks each

Specialized critical care block

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU/Nutrition Support
  • Neurosurgical ICU

4 weeks each

Outpatient Ambulatory Care Block

  • Pulmonary
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • CHF/Lipid
  • Oral chemotherapy

4 weeks each

Elective block

  • Any listed elective ambulatory care rotations


4 weeks each x 3 rotations

*Adjustment of rotation structure may be possible based on the resident’s interest as long as all goals and objectives are achieved.


Pharmacotherapy PGY-2 Electives

General Practice Unit

Intensive Care Unit

Ambulatory Care

Internal Medicine VI

Internal Medicine VII

Infectious Diseases Consult

Infectious Diseases Inpatient II

Infectious Diseases Stewardship

General Cardiology II

Nephrology II

Solid organ transplant II

Transitions of care II

Medical ICU II

Surgical/Trauma ICU II

Cardiac/Advanced HF ICU II

Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU II

Emergency Medicine II

Neurosurgical ICU II

Nutrition Support II

Primary care III

Pulmonary II

CHF/Lipid clinic II



*Additional electives may be available and customizable based on the resident’s interest.

Required Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Design and complete a Medication Use Evaluation during PGY-1 (6 months)
  • Precept a Medication Use Evaluation during PGY-2 (6 months)
  • Complete two practice-based research projects (one each year) or one project over 2 years
  • Participate in weekend staffing every 3rd weekend both years
    • Two 8-hour shifts each staffing weekend
  • Participate in Pharmacy Residency On-Call (PROC) program during PGY-1 (12 months)
    • One 8-hour shift in-house from 3-10 pm approximately every 2 weeks
  • Serve as preceptor for PROC program during PGY-2 (12 months)
    • One 8-hour shift at home from 3-10 pm every 3 weeks
  • Participate in Department of Pharmacy Code Blue coverage both years (24 months)
  • Longitudinal Practice Management both years (24 months)
  • Longitudinal Practice Leadership both years (24 months)
  • Longitudinal Professional Presentation Development both years (24 months)
  • Coordinate and lead Cardiovascular Prime during PGY-2 (12 months)
    • 1 session per month

Optional Longitudinal Experience:

  • Participation in Teaching Certificate program through Wayne State University

Required Presentations:

  • Two Grand Rounds ACPE accredited continuing education presentations (one CE each year)
  • Present at least one Pharmacy Case Conference and one Journal Club each residency year
  • Presentation at Great Lakes Regional Residency Conference both years
  • Presentation of MUE poster at ASHP Midyear during PGY-1
  • Presentation in HFH Interactive Clinical Education program during PGY-1
  • Present at least 1 lecture at Wayne State University College of Pharmacy

Application Information

  • Applicants must be a PharmD graduate of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy
  • Application documents submitted by January 2nd through the PHORCAS System
  • Required documents:
    • Letter of intent/personal statement
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Transcripts from pharmacy school (undergraduate transcripts not required)
    • Three professional references
  • Interview is required
  • Available to begin program in mid-June
  • Eligible for Pharmacy Licensure in the state of Michigan
  • Participate in the ASHP matching program

Program Director

  • Long To, PharmD, BCPS
    Pharmacogenomics Specialist
    Residency Program Director - Pharmacotherapy
    Henry Ford Hospital
    2799 W. Grand Boulevard
    Detroit, MI 48202
    Phone: 313-844-6447
    Fax: 313-916-1302
Information for Applicants
Interested in applying to one of our programs, call (800) 436-7936.

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