Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Pharmacy Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Residency Program at Sparrow Health System. Our Residency Program offers many opportunities for learning and delivering patient care. The Sparrow Pharmacy PGY-1 Residency Program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). 

There are a number of different rotations in the areas of clinical practice and the ability to create new rotations depending on your interests. The residency provides a well-rounded experience in many areas of clinical practice, pharmacy management, drug information, and participation in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

About Sparrow

As mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization and the region’s largest private employer, Sparrow is committed to providing quality, compassionate care to every person, every time. We are aiming to become a national leader in quality and patient experience. Sparrow encompasses two Lansing campuses, three affiliate hospitals, dozens of satellite care centers, the Sparrow Health Science Pavilion and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow Hospital, a major teaching facility, is affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges.
At Sparrow you will enjoy attractive compensation packages and excellent benefits with a company that promotes a progressive atmosphere and fosters open communication between all members of our health care team.

Resident Responsibilities

While a resident at Sparrow Health System, each resident will:

  • Staff every third weekend - day shift
  • Conduct a Medication Use Evaluation
  • Complete and present P&T monographs
  • Author and edit the Pharmacy newsletter
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings with the residency director and other preceptors
  • Assist in precepting Pharm.D. students
  • Present residency project at the Great Lakes Residency Conference
  • Complete an ACPE accredited continuing education presentation
  • Participate in collaborative practice committees and clinical pathways
  • Attend the ASHP midyear clinical meeting

July and August Orientation

  • Hospital Orientation
  • Residency/Intro to Residency Learning System (RLS)
  • Hospital Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacy Dosing Services
    • Anticoagulation
    • Pharmacokinetic
  • Pharmacy Practice Experience
  • Drug Information/P&T
  • Project
  • Library

Required Rotations - 1 month each

  • Internal Medicine
  • Outpatient Anticoagulation Clinic Transition Program
  • Critical Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Practice Management
  • Ambulatory Care 

Elective Rotations - 1 month each

  • Pain Management/Hospice
  • Oncology
  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Managed Care
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Michigan Pharmacist Association

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Drug Information
  • Research Project
  • Weekend staffing

Resident Requirements

To be eligible for a Pharmacy PGY-1 Residency at Sparrow the following requirements must be met:
Academic: The applicant must have a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an ACPE accredited school or college.
Professional License: Residents are required to become a registered pharmacist in the State of Michigan within two months of entering the residency program. Evidence of registration must be filed in the Pharmacy Office.
Interview: An on-site interview is required.  Resident must be registered with National Matching Services, Inc.  Resident candidates must be non-smokers.

Application process:

  • Complete application packet submitted via PhoRCAS
  • Letter of intent
  • Recommendations from three professional sources
  • Copy of your College of Pharmacy transcript
  • Copy of your Curriculum Vitae

Applicants must submit the above required information and materials to PhoRCAS by Jan. 15. Only complete applications will be accepted for review. 

Peggy Malovrh, Pharm.D.
Department of Pharmacy
1215 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI, 48912
Phone: 1.517.364.2409
Fax: 1.517.364.2088
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the stipend for the program?

The stipend is approximately $43,000.

Is your residency ASHP accredited?


How many resident positions are available in this program?

We are recruiting for two positions.

What is the start date for the residency program?

This program starts yearly on July 1 for new residents.

What are staffing requirements?

Staffing is every third weekend day shift.

What is the application process?

  1. Complete application packet via PhoRCAS
  2. Letter of intent
  3. Recommendations from three professional sources
  4. Copy of your College of Pharmacy transcript
  5. Copy of your Curriculum Vitae

An on-site interview is required.