“To maximize the resident learning curve, we developed a core learning experience, called Pharmacotherapy, where all residents complete a “clinical boot camp” for hospital practice. The Pharmacotherapy rotation is only one example of the contemporary residency training philosophy at AJH. We invite you to visit our website and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.”
- Robert (Bert) Waite, PharmD, BCPS (Residency Program Director)
The Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health (AHJH) PGY-1 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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. AHJH is a community teaching hospital providing an innovative residency training program established on a foundation and culture of patient and medication safety.
Medication-Related Patient Care:
Assure safe, effective, and appropriate drug therapy through the prevention, identification, and resolution of drug-related problems.
Demonstrate a foundation of leadership skills in pharmacy practice.
Create, promote, and participate as an active member of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.
Set and reassess goals as a competent, confident, and compassionate practitioner.
Possess comprehensive health-system pharmacy skills that promote clinical and operational pharmacy excellence and future professional growth.
Culture of Patient and Medication Safety:
Demonstrate the ability to identify opportunities for improvement within a practice and/or practice site.
Core & Longitudinal Learning Experiences:
Medication Utilization Evaluation
Elective Learning Experiences:
Ambulatory Care II
Internal Medicine II
Medical Critical Care
Trauma Critical Care
PA licensure eligibility
About Abington - Jefferson Health - PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Abington - Jefferson Health (AJH) is a 665-bed, acute care, community, teaching hospital with a Level II trauma center, Level III NICU and a Comprehensive Cancer Care Center located five miles from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The hospital has won numerous national awards in patient safety and clinical services. AJH is a Magnet hospital and center of excellence for Stroke and Heart Care. AJH is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University School of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and Wilkes University School of Pharmacy.
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