Pharmacy Residency Program

UM Health-Sparrow Pharmacy Residency PGY-1 Program

Welcome to the UM Health-Sparrow Hospital Pharmacy Residency Webpage! We recently joined University of Michigan Health. Our 12-month American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Program offers a wide variety of opportunities for learning and delivering patient-focused care. Pharmacy Residents work as an integral part of UM Health-Sparrow’s healthcare team collaborating with physicians, nurses, and patients on appropriate medication therapy. In addition to rounding with a variety of physician services, residents provide education to caregivers and patients. 

Residents will:

  • Complete required and elective pharmacy experiences
  • Develop and present an ACPE-accredited continuing education program
  • Conduct a medication use evaluation and present a summary and action plan to the P&T Committee
  • Complete drug monographs and present recommendations to the P&T Committee
  • Complete a residency project and present at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference
  • Prepare manuscript of a research project for publication
  • Author and edit the pharmacy newsletter
  • Participate in collaborative practice committees
  • Attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Prepare a poster abstract for the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Assist with precepting Pharm.D. and medical students
  • Staff every third weekend (day shift)
  • Complete all rotation specific assignments which may include but are not limited to journal club(s), case presentation(s), policy review, etc.
  • Participate in Pharmacy Education and Development Lecture Series (PEDALS) program in association with Ferris State University (optional)


Required (one-month duration)

  • Orientation to Hospital Pharmacy Practice
  • Adult Internal Medicine
  • Adult Critical Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Management
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Adult Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases

Required Longitudinal Experiences (twelve-month duration)

  • Drug Information/P&T Committee
  • Research Project
  • Weekend Staffing

Elective (one-month duration)

  • Adult Oncology
  • Advanced Oncology
  • Trauma /Surgical Critical Care
  • Stroke Service
  • Managed Care
  • Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA)
  • Advanced Pediatrics
  • Medication Safety
  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Ambulatory Care/Academia
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Information Technology

Eligibility and Application Process

To be eligible for UM Health-Sparrow’s Pharmacy PGY-1 Residency, applicants must:

  • Possess a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from an ACPE-accredited school
  • Be a licensed pharmacist or eligible for pharmacist licensure in Michigan by the start of the residency (licensure is required within 60 days of the entering the program)
  • Attend an interview

Note: At this time, UM Health-Sparrow Hospital does not sponsor work visas.

About UM Health-Sparrow

UM Health-Sparrow Health System is now part of University of Michigan Health and works in partnership with Michigan Medicine at the UM Health-Sparrow Children’s Center.  As a teaching hospital, UM Health-Sparrow is committed to training clinicians through 24 residency programs established in partnership with Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and College of Osteopathic Medicine.

UM Health-Sparrow Hospital is the regional center for cancer, trauma, pediatrics, orthopedics, neonatal intensive care and neurological care.  The innovation, compassion, and growth of our 682 bed teaching hospital creates unique opportunities for pharmacy residents.

We offer an attractive compensation package and excellent benefits with a company that promotes diversity and inclusion and fosters open communication between all caregivers.

Compensation Includes

  • Competitive pay
  • Health insurance
  • Fitness center discount
  • Paid time off
  • Pharmacy CE
  • Paid holidays
  • Travel allowance for required meetings

How to Apply

Complete application packet submitted via PhORCAS, which includes:

  • Letter of intent
  • Recommendations from three professional sources
  • Copy of your College of Pharmacy transcripts
  • Copy of your Curriculum Vitae

Applicants must submit the above-required information to PhORCAS by Jan. 5. Only completed applications will be accepted for review.

If you have questions, contact:

Peggy Malovrh, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Director
1215 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48912

Phone: 517.364.2409
Fax: 517.364.2088
Email: margaret.malovrh@UM