PGY2 Pain/Palliative Care Program Goals, Requirements, Benefits


Program Goals

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to provide advanced pharmaceutical care in pain management and palliative care to provide optimal and safe management of patients.
  • Effective communication with patients and health care providers.
  • Participate in and demonstrate effective teaching/precepting of pharmacy students, PGY1 residents and education of medical staff.
  • Develop skills for research and critical evaluation of literature to promote rational therapeutics in pain and palliative care.
  • Become actively involved in process improvement and quality assurance to improve medication use processes.


  • Develop a clinical service or research project designed to improve pharmaceutical care services for pain or palliative care patients.
  • Prepare and present a poster presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.
  • Present the results of the clinical service or research project at the Western States Conference for Pharmacy Residents and Preceptors.
  • Have an integrated service commitment of 32 hours per month.
  • Participate in residents’ meetings.
  • Participate in teaching activities of the medical center and school of pharmacy.
  • Prepare and present pain management or palliative care related drug monographs for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee.
  • Prepare/Submit for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Qualifications of the Applicant

Selected applicants will be required to visit the University of Washington for an on-site interview. The applicant must meet the following general requirements:

  • Pharm.D. Degree from an ACPE-accredited College or School of Pharmacy.
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency or equivalent experience.
  • Must be eligible for licensure in the State of Washington.
  • Appointment to this residency program is contingent upon eligibility for employment according to the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which requires employers to certify eligibility of employees not born in the United States.

Resident Stipend

Approximately $57,000 annually


15 working days


Residents will have five paid holidays that they will not be scheduled to work. Recognized holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.


Excellent benefits provided, including medical and dental. Visit for more details.