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Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in the Pharmacy Practice Residency Program at Frederick Health Hospital.

Founded in 1898 by a group of Frederick City's leading ladies, Frederick Health has been serving the health care needs of the Frederick community and the surrounding regions since it opened its doors in 1902. Today, Frederick Health Hospital is a 309 bed hospital with a fully integrated electronic medical record and information services meeting HL7 standards. Additionally, Frederick Health offers state of the art imaging services, advanced Interventional Cardiology and Endovascular Surgery, and has been designated as a primary stroke center by the American Heart Association Additionally, Frederick Health is a certified member of the MD Anderson Cancer Network®.

Under the leadership of Cherryl Peterson, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy Services, the residency program is led by Brian Stump, PharmD, BCCCP, Residency Program Director. The staff at Frederick Health is committed to delivering a top-quality residency program. We are committed to helping you become confident, competent practitioners equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges facing pharmacy practice now and in the years to come. As members of our healthcare team, residents will be accountable and responsible for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes. Residents will be expected to exercise skill and proficiency in educating other healthcare professionals, patients, and the community on drug-related topics.

Frederick Health currently offers two PGY1 pharmacy practice residency positions per academic year. The Department of Pharmacy consists of a team of clinical pharmacy specialists and clinical pharmacists providing service in multiple area of practice. The Department currently provides clinical services to the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Internal Medicine, Transitions of Care, Pediatrics and Neonatal Intensive Care, and Oncology. We have a fully functioning anticoagulation clinic in addition to other ambulatory care services.

Choosing your residency program is an important professional decision and an investment in your future. We appreciate that you have chosen to learn about our program and look forward to receiving your application.

Our Mission

The Frederick Health Pharmacy Practice Residency Program has been designed to develop practitioners who are self-directed and prepared to assume an advanced practice in a hospital environment. The resident will acquire the skills necessary to enhance pharmaceutical care, leadership, and administrative skills. Residency graduates will demonstrate time management and independent thinking skills that will make them leaders within their practice setting and the profession.


Every Frederick Health Pharmacy Resident will deliver formal presentations and actively contribute to case study presentations and clinical teaching. Residents will also teach various allied health professionals and precept pharmacy students on clinical rotations. The Pharmacy has academic affiliations with many schools of pharmacy including, University of Maryland, Shenandoah University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy, among others. Residents may also work toward a teaching certificate through the University of Maryland.


Research skills are an essential component of Frederick Health Hospital's pharmacy residency program. Each resident will complete a research project suitable for publication and presentation in a selected area of pharmacy practice. Residents will also be expected to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Eastern States Regional Pharmacy Residency Conference.


Required Rotations:

  • Pharmacy Orientation
  • Decentralized Pharmacist
  • Clinical Skills/Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Medication Safety
  • Care Transition
  • Informatics

Required Longitudinal Rotations:

  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Drug Information
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Administration

Elective Rotations:

  • NICU / Pediatrics
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Oncology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Anticoagulation Clinic Pharmacy Practice

Salary and Benefits

Pharmacy residents receive a salary from Frederick Health Hospital as well as all benefits collected by full-time employees. These include medical, dental, and life insurance, and more.

Paid Time Off

Residents accrue paid time off (PTO) according to the Frederick Health policies and procedures. PTO can be used for interviews, vacation, or sick time.

Pharmacy Residency Program Application Information

A completed application file is necessary before scheduling for an onsite interview can occur. The deadline to apply for the residency is January 5th. Applicants should comply with all requirements through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application System (PhORCAS). Nothing should be sent directly to Frederick Health.

Requirements for Successful Completion of the Residency:

  • 80% of goals achieved
  • Completion of residency project and written manuscript
  • Pharmacist licensure by September 1 in the State of Maryland
  • Presentation of Pharmacotherapy Rounds
  • Minimum of 6 hours of teaching activities
  • Staffing every other weekend and up to one shift every 3 weeks in the central pharmacy

For more information, please contact:

Brian Stump, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Residency Director, Frederick Health Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency

Pharmacy Services Department
400 West 7th St
Frederick, MD 21701