Thank you for your interest in the Pharmacy Practice Residency Program
at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Founded in 1898 by a group of Frederick
City's leading ladies, FMH has been serving the health care needs
of the Frederick community and the surrounding regions since it open its
doors in 1902. Today, FMH is a 309 bed hospital housing advanced technology
including EMR, CPOE and BMV, and capabilities that include the FMH CyberKnife
Center and advanced Interventional Cardiology and Endovascular Surgery.
Under the leadership of Cherryl Peterson, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy
Services, the residency program is led by Brian Stump, PharmD, Residency
Director. The Pharmacy has academic affiliations with many schools of
pharmacy including, University of Maryland, Shenandoah University, University
of Maryland Eastern Shore, College of Notre Dame Program among others.
The staff at FMH is committed to delivering a top-quality Residency Program.
We are committed to helping you become confident, competent practitioners
equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges facing pharmacy
practice now and in the years to come. As members of our healthcare team,
residents will be accountable and responsible for achieving optimal drug
therapy outcomes. Residents will be expected to exercise skill and proficiency
in educating other healthcare professionals, patients, and the community
on drug-related topics.
Choosing your residency program is an important professional decision
and an investment in your future. We appreciate that you have chosen to
learn about our program and look forward to receiving your application.
The FMH Pharmacy Practice Residency Program has been designed to develop
practitioners who are self-directed and prepared to assume an advanced
practice in a hospital environment. The resident will acquire the skills
necessary to enhance pharmaceutical care, leadership, and administrative
skills. Residency graduates will demonstrate time management and independent
thinking skills that will make them leaders within their practice setting
and the profession.
Every FMH Pharmacy Resident will deliver formal presentations and actively
contribute to case study presentations and clinical teaching. Residents
will also teach various allied health professionals and precept pharmacy
students on clinical rotations. Residents may also work toward a teaching
certificate through the University of Maryland.
Research skills are an essential component of Frederick Memorial Hospital's
residency program. Each resident will complete a research project suitable
for publication and/or presentation in a selected area of pharmacy practice.
Residents will also be expected to attend the Eastern States Regional
Pharmacy Residency Conference.
Residents will be able to complete these rotations:
Internal Medicine - Provide care to internal medicine patients by monitoring
labs/cultures daily, review physician orders and notes daily, manage pharmacokinetics,
communicate recommendations to the team or other staff physicians.
Critical Care - Provide care to medical and surgical patients admitted
to the intensive care unit. Design, recommend, and evaluate patient specific
pharmaceutical care plans. Focus time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit/Pediatrics.
Oncology - Gain a basic understanding of oncologic therapeutics and expertise
in overall management of patients with malignancies.
Infectious Disease - The resident will follow patients through the Antimicrobial
Surveillance Program and the pharmacokinetics program. These experiences
will provide the resident with the ability to promote rational, cost-effective
Antimicrobial Stewardship - The resident will follow patients through
the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and the pharmacokinetics program.
These experiences will provide the resident with the ability to promote
rational, cost-effective antimicrobial therapy.
Required Longitudinal Rotations
FMH residents will complete various assignments, participate in numerous
committee activities, and provide education to pharmacy students. The
required longitudinal rotations are:
Drug Information - Provide support to the hospital by providing information
and expert advice about the appropriate use of drugs
Research Project - Design, execute, and report results of investigations
of pharmacy practice-related issues
Pharmacy Practice - Residents are required to serve in the inpatient pharmacy
and as decentralized pharmacists.
Salary and Benefits
Pharmacy residents receive a salary from Frederick Memorial Hospital as
well as all benefits collected by full-time employees. These include medical,
dental, and life insurance, and more.
Paid Time Off
Residents accrue paid time off (PTO) according to the Frederick Regional
Health System policies and procedures. PTO can be used for interviews,
vacation, or sick time.
Pharmacy Residency Program Application Information
A completed application file is necessary before scheduling for an onsite
interview can occur. The deadline to apply for the residency is January
5th. Applicants should comply with all requirements through the Pharmacy
Online Residency Centralized Application System (PhORCAS). Nothing should
be sent directly to FMH.
Requirements for Successful Completion of the Residency
• 80% of goals achieved
• Completion of residency project and written manuscript
• Pharmacist licensure by September 1 in State of Maryland
• Presentation of Pharmacotherapy Rounds
• Minimum of 6 hrs of teaching activities
• Staffing every other weekend and up to one shift every 3 weeks
in the central pharmacy
For more information please contact:
Brian Stump, Pharm.D.
Residency Director, Frederick Memorial Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency
Pharmacy Services Department
400 West Seventh Street
Frederick, MD 21701