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Pharmacy Practice Residency

Residency Goals

Pharmacists completing the St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) residency program will be competent beyond that of an entry-level practitioner. They will be accountable for achieving the best possible drug therapy outcomes as members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. They will be skillful educators of patients, health care professionals and the community. They will demonstrate professionalism and leadership through example. These pharmacists will possess a passion and commitment to life long learning and self-awareness; their commitment to advancing pharmaceutical care and the pharmacy profession will be self-evident. The knowledge that these pharmacists gain will allow them to provide pharmaceutical care that is safe, cost-effective and provides value to the institution.

Residency Program Vision

The St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Pharmacy Residency program shall be recognized as an exemplary program for training clinical pharmacy practitioners in Health System practice, as well as preparing them for a clinical pharmacy specialty. The Residency Training Program, in conjunction with department leadership and staff, is highly regarded for contributions to outstanding pharmaceutical care through innovative training and practice.

Pharmacy Services

Pharmacy Services at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland include a vast array of clinically focused inpatient Pharmacy Services, including, but not limited to, regular attendance at multidisciplinary rounds, management of drug therapy, and medication reconciliation.  Additionally, Pharmacy Services extend into the ambulatory practice environment with one satellite pharmacy in our outpatient infusion center, retail pharmacy, and pharmacist managed anticoagulation services and diabetes education.

Rotation Selections


  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Drug Information
  • Evidence-Based Practice (Longitudinal)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pharmacy Administration


  • Diabetes Education
  • Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Medication Safety
  • Medical Informatics
  • Ambulatory Oncology
  • Emergency Medicine 


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Tana Hannawa
Residency Program Director,
Pharmacy Administration
Dustin Gladden
PharmD Residency Program Coordinator,
Critical Care
Andrew Arter
Emergency Medicine
Eric Lambart
Ericka Ridgeway
Ambulatory Care
Rox Gatia, PharmD, BCPS
Drug Information
Nicola Juzysta
PharmD, BCAP
Ambulatory Care
Sawsan Shayota
PharmD, BCPS
Internal Medicine

Richard Valone
PharmD - Cardiology


Additional Activities:

  • The design and completion of a resident research project is required, including a presentation and manuscript of research results.
  • Medication utilization evaluation and formulary monograph
  • Residents are provided opportunities to teach, including didactics, small group facilitation, and precepting P3 and P4 pharmacy students.
  • Residents are exposed to various opportunities to present at regional and national meetings, including the ASHP Midyear Convention.
  • Residents participate in staffing the inpatient pharmacy and clinical services.
  • Attendance at the ASHP Midyear Clinical meeting and local health system association meetings and participation at National and Regional Resident Showcases is expected.
  • Longitudinal activities include participation in Regional Health System Pharmacy Organization activities
  • Residents have the opportunity to complete a post-graduate Pharmacy Teaching Certificate through Wayne State University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Resident Benefits

The resident will receive a competitive stipend with benefits (health insurance, paid time off, parking, professional travel reimbursement, shared resident offices, and personal computer access). 

Accreditation Status

The SJMO PGY1 Residency Program is fully accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

About St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) is a 443-bed community, teaching hospital located on the southern border of Pontiac, Michigan.  Centers of excellence at SJMO include Cardiology, Neurosciences, Oncology, Orthopedics and Women’s Health.

Application Requirements

  • SJMO participates in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Process (PhORCAS)
  • Four resident positions are available
  • PharmD from an accredited college of pharmacy or equivalent experience
  • Application documents submitted by January 12, 2015
  • On-site interview
  • Available to begin program at the beginning of July, 2015
  • Eligible for Pharmacist Licensure in Michigan by August 1, 2015
  • The PGY1 resident candidate will participate in the ASHP matching program; the resident match program code is #184113

Application Process 

Please send application materials or direct any correspondence/ questions to any of the following: 

  • Tana Hannawa, PharmD
    Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Services and Residency Program Director
    St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
    44405 Woodward Avenue
    Pontiac, MI 48341-5023
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