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Residency Details

Residency Program Overview and Application Information

Application Deadline:
January 1 (yearly)
Length of Residency:
One year, beginning in July
Application Method
Application Requirements:
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Academic transcript
  • Interview required (at applicant's expense)

Length of Residency
July 1 through June 30 (yearly)
Approximate Stipend
$56,000 per year
Medical, dental, vision; paid vacation and sick leave earned at a rate of eight hours per month; free parking; paid work time for approved educational opportunities

Residency Requirements

  • U.S. citizen with a Doctor in Pharmacy degree from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) school or college of pharmacy
  • License or eligible for pharmacist licensure in Oregon – Must acquire and maintain a valid license to practice pharmacy in Oregon
  • Possess a clinical pharmacy foundation
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Leadership qualities

Oregon State Hospital participates with the National Match Service program. Upon receiving applications, on-site interviews take place from mid-January through February.


Residency Goals

  • Develop pharmacy skills and competencies in various medical and psychiatric pharmacy practice areas, empowering residents to provide drug-therapy consultations and therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Develop teaching skills to the level of earning a teaching certificate
  • Enhance written and oral communication skills
  • Develop effective organizational, integrative and evaluative skills, which will help residents develop cost-effective and patient-orientated pharmacy services
  • Provide data and research experiences in a psychiatric pharmacy setting through initiation and completion of a clinical research project. Click here for a list of recent projects.

Core Rotations

Orientation to Forensic Psychiatry, Central Pharmacy, Pharmacy Administration and Drug Distribution Systems, Informatics and Drug-Use Policy.

Residents work in the medical, geriatric/neurology and Guilty Except for Insanity (GEI) units). They also participate in longitudinal programs in the areas of drug-use policy/ Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee, research projects and education.

Monthly Rotations

Rotation Month(s) Programs
Rotation 1 July-August OSH Orientation, Intro to Forensic Setting
Rotation 2 September Central Pharmacy I, Longitudinal rotations begin*
Rotation 3 October Intro to Clinical Skills
Rotation 4 November Intro to Clinical Pharmacy Services – Civil and GEI
Rotation 5 December ASHP Midyear, Longitudinal rotation work, Project, Clinical duties
Rotation 6 January Clinical Pharmacy Services I – Forensic
Rotation 7 February Clinical Pharmacy Services II – Forensic
Rotation 8 March Clinical Pharmacy Services III – Forensic
Rotation 9 April Clinical Pharmacy Services IV – Medical
Rotation 10 May Elective, or Clinical Pharmacy Services IV continued
Rotation 11 June Central Pharmacy II and project wrap-up

* Longitudinal Rotations:

  1. Informatics/Quality Improvement/Leadership
  2. Education
  3. ASHP Research Project

Residence Tasks

  • Perform medication reconciliation, medication histories, medication and lab recommendations and anticoagulation and diabetes management
  • Participate in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings
  • Provide educational presentations to multiple audiences, including pharmacy staff, physicians, nurses, drug and alcohol counselors and patients
  • Take part in P&T Committee, infection prevention, antibiotic stewardship, anticoagulation management, polypharmacy, policies, protocols, newsletters, adverse drug reaction follow up, medication monographs and medication reviews
  • Coordinate Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) student activities, including but not limited to journal club, disease state monographs, new drug monographs, drug information questions, clinical interventions, case presentations and topic discussion presentations with pharmacy staff
  • Complete one research project for presentation at a regional or national meeting

Teaching Certificate Opportunity

Through a collaboration between Oregon State University College of Pharmacy and Pacific University College of Pharmacy, OSH pharmacy residents can earn the Oregon Pharmacy Teaching Certificate (OPTC). The didactic, statewide teaching certificate program enables residents to receive teaching experience onsite or at a local college or university.

Requirements to Participate

  • Application
  • Attendance at monthly meetings
  • Required readings
  • Assignments and teaching

Contact Information

Dr. Cydreese Aebi, Ph.D., R.Ph., BCPP
Office phone: (503) 945-9068
Fax: (503) 947-1085

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