ASHP Provides Resources for the New PGY1 Residency Standard

May 1, 2015

These resources aim to improve transparency and consistency in the residency accreditation process and provide easily accessible training opportunities for residency programs.

PRESS RELEASE

BETHESDA, MD—ASHP has released two new guidance documents and online training opportunities related to the new ASHP Accreditation Standard for Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Programs (2014). These resources aim to improve transparency and consistency in the residency accreditation process and provide easily accessible training opportunities for residency programs.

The documents help programs interpret the standard, understand the associated competency areas, goals, and objectives, and assess their level of compliance. The interpretations also describe the methods accreditation surveyors will use to evaluate compliance, including review of documentation, discussions with the program director, preceptors, and residents, and observations gathered during a tour of facilities.

The release of the guidance documents is accompanied by a series of easily accessible online training webinars. These webinars, entitled Residency Program Design and Conduct Recorded Webinar Series, review accreditation requirements for the new standards with a primary focus on Standard 3—the design and conduct of PGY1 residency programs. Live workshops will also be offered at the National Pharmacy Preceptors Conference and Midyear Clinical Meeting providing opportunities for questions, individualized help, and collaboration with other participants.

“We believe that these guidance documents and online training options provide an enhanced level of support to residency programs implementing the new Standards and will facilitate a more efficient residency accreditation process.” said Janet A. Silvester, Pharm.D., M.B.A., FASHP, ASHP Vice President of Accreditation Services. “

ASHP will periodically update these guidance documents as feedback and new questions arise. Questions and suggestions may be directed to the ASHP Accreditation Services Office at asd@ashp.org.