Pharmacists completing this residency program will be able to practice pharmacy in multiple patient care settings in an independent and professional manner. They will be able to integrate data and formulate appropriate pharmacotherapeutic recommendations to other health care providers for individual patients or on a system level. They will be able to demonstrate leadership abilities including identifying system levels issues, promoting the pharmacy profession, and utilizing interpersonal skills to achieve goals. Research and education will be two other key elements that the pharmacist will be able to successfully utilize in promoting appropriate drug therapy throughout all levels of the medication use process. Self-development and evaluation skills, key to ongoing success as a professional, will be an integral part of the program’s structure.
PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
Apart from our expectations, a pharmacy resident at Pennsylvania hospital can expect from our program:
A variety of clinical experiences providing a broad range of expertise in the pharmacy field.
A comprehensive understanding of the medication use system within the hospital.
A wide array of teaching opportunities as well as teaching certification.
A committed group of preceptors to facilitate an optimal learning experience based on the principles of the ASHP Residency Standards
Orientation- All residents will have a 6 week orientation at the beginning of the year.
Infectious Diseases- Antimicrobial Stewardship
Electives (selection of 3)
Ambulatory Care- Cardiology
Repetition of a required rotation.
Drug Utilization Evaluation
Ambulatory Care- Anticoagulation Clinic
Continuing Education Presentation
Teaching Certificate (optional)
Letter of intent
Three letters of recommendation (ideally at least one from clinical faculty)
Official pharmacy school academic transcript
Graduation from ACPE-Accredited School of Pharmacy
Pharm.D. degree or equivalent experience
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.9
Board eligible for licensure in the State of Pennsylvania
About Penn Medicine- Pennsylvania Hospital
Pennsylvania hospital is part of one of the most highly esteemed health systems in the country. Penn Medicine has been awarded several national healthcare quality awards and we seek employees who are engaged and excited by our mission of continued service, excellence and on-going professional development. As the first hospital in the country, Pennsylvania Hospital has invented, and continues to reinvent, hospital practice as we know it. Pennsylvania Hospital is a 520-bed acute care facility that provides a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic medical services and functions as a major teaching and clinical research institution. The hospital was founded in 1751 by Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond.