The ASHP Accreditation Standard for Postgraduate Residency Programs (The Standard) represents the harmonization of the PGY1 Pharmacy, PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy, PGY1 Managed Care pharmacy, and PGY2 Pharmacy Accreditation Standards into a single Standard that establishes criteria for the training of pharmacists to achieve professional competence in the delivery of patient-centered care, leadership, and pharmacy services.

PGY2 residency programs build upon PharmD education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.

The Standard describes criteria used in evaluation of programs that apply for accreditation and reaccreditation of their programs. The Standard contains the following:

  1. Standard 1: Recruitment and Selection of Residents
  2. Standard 2: Program Requirements and Policies
  3. Standard 3: Structure, Design, and Conduct of the Residency Program
  4. Standard 4: Requirements of the Residency Program Director and Preceptors
  5. Standard 5: Pharmacy Services

The most recent version of the standard was approved March 6, 2023, and is effective July 1, 2023.

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