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McLaren Oakland Pharmacy Residency



Thank you for your interest in the PGY1 pharmacy practice residency program at McLaren Oakland. This program will enhance your clinical knowledge and clinical pharmacy practice skill set through a variety of learning environments, patient populations, disease states, teaching opportunities and projects. Our residency program will boost professional growth and marketability for future employment, providing experience, knowledge and skills that can be applied to the academic or community hospital settings, PGY2 opportunities, or any academic/management endeavor. In addition to daily interaction and teamwork with our dedicated, knowledgeable pharmacy preceptors, our residents will collaborate with medical, critical care, surgical and oncology interdisciplinary teams to apply evidence-based medicine and best practices to patient care. McLaren Oakland will accept two residents annually to start their experience in July. Completion of this program will develop a well-rounded pharmacist, adept at navigating through the ever-changing landscape of pharmacy and health care practices.


Our PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy as members of the health care team. They will be exhibiting commitment to the profession, exercise leadership in improving the safety of the medication use system and be well rounded practitioners that will possess the knowledge and skills to promote the advancement of the practice of pharmacy.

For more information about the McLaren Oakland PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program, please contact:

M. Zeeshan Rizwan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Clinical Specialist, Critical Care
Pharmacy Residency Program Director
McLaren Oakland
50 N. Perry St
Pontiac, Michigan 48342