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Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

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

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 pursue specialized residency trying or 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
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Care Transition
  • Pharmacy Administration

Required Longitudinal Rotations

  • Drug Information
  • Medication Distribution/Medication Safety
  • Code Response

Elective Rotations

  • NICU / Pediatrics
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Oncology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medication Safety
  • Informatics
  • Acute Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Ambulatory Care – Primary Care

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 are provided a total of 10 days of paid time off (PTO). 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 October 1 in the State of Maryland
  • Presentation of Pharmacotherapy Rounds
  • Minimum of six hours of teaching activities
  • Staffing every other weekend

For more information, please contact:

Rhiannon Marselli, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Residency Director, Frederick Health Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency
Pharmacy Services Department
400 West Seventh Street
Frederick, MD 21701

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