Pharmacy PGY1 Residency: Program information

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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director

Jacqueline Barber, PharmD, FASHP, BCNSP
Jacqueline Barber

Park Nicollet
Methodist Hospital Pharmacy
6500 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Current Residents

Andrew Thies
Bridget Veldman


  • Travel and meeting allowance for the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, a regional Pharmacy Residency Conference, and a local hospital/clinical conference
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance
  • 24 days paid-time-off

Required learning experiences

Each resident will be required to complete the following experiences:

  • Orientation and pharmacy services
  • Two general medicine/surgery rotations
  • Specialties: Cardiology, Oncology, ICU, Infectious Diseases
  • Management rotation and hospital committees
  • Longitudinal residency project – topic/format flexible
  • Staffing: every other weekend (8 hour shifts x 2) and some holidays
  • Emergency Center
  • Project, interest, leadership

Available rotations

Our program offers a range of clinical and practice experiences that are chosen and individualized based on the interest of the resident.

  • Anticoagulation Service
  • Internal Medicine/General Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Oncology
  • Pharmacy Management and Administration
  • Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Home Infusion/Hospice/Inpatient Nutrition Support
  • Emergency Center/Medication Reconciliation
  • Infectious Disease
  • Ambulatory Care/Family Medicine Rounding
  • Orthopedics
  • Academic Teaching/Precepting Elective
  • Neurology

Additional program activities

Throughout the year, residents will also participate in:

  • Completion of a pharmacy residency project for presentation at the Midwest Residency Conference 
  • Attendance at and presentation of a poster at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • P & T committee, along with 2-3 other hospital committees (resident’s choice)
  • Journal Club and Community Wellness event(s)
  • Off-site visits to Park Nicollet specialty clinics and/or programs
  • Opportunity to provide teaching for courses at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
  • Assist in precepting College of Pharmacy IPPE and APPE students
  • Family Medicine Noon Conference
  • ACLS training and certification
  • Assist with recruitment of future pharmacy residents
  • Med Use/Safety evaluations, drug monographs

Current residents in the program

Andrew Thies, PharmD

Andrew Thies, PharmD

  • 2017 graduate of South Dakota State University in Brookings
  • 2017-2018 PGY1 resident at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
Bridget Veldman, PharmD

Bridget Veldman, PharmD

  • 2017 graduate of Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2017-2018 PGY1 Resident at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital