WellSpan York Hospital's Pharmacy Practice Residency Program offers flexibility and progressive practice experiences. Our experienced and dedicated preceptors ensure competence, build confidence and instill responsibility for drug therapy outcomes.
Our pharmacy services include 24-hour automated and computerized drug distribution, featuring unit-dose, IV admixture, computerized-provider order entry, barcode technology, medication carousels and automated dispensing cabinets. We also offer decentralized distributive and clinical services, a renal adjustment dosing program, pharmacokinetic monitoring and dosing service, drug therapy monitoring and specialized clinical consult services including an anticoagulation management and a nutrition support service.
The Pharmacy Practice Residency is a one-year practice experience. The program was accredited by ASHP in 1999 with subsequent reaccreditation in 2013. Emphasis is placed on providing rational and cost-effective drug therapy in a community teaching hospital through participation in interdisciplinary healthcare teams.
The purpose of the Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency Program at York Hospital is to prepare graduates to enter pharmacy practice as clinicians, adjunct faculty, or PGY2 residents in the area of their choice. The PGY1 residency program provides training in health system based pharmacy practice and prepares pharmacists to meet the ever changing needs of health system pharmacy practice.
(Deadline is January 6)
To be eligible, applicants must:
Possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited school/college of pharmacy
Possess a license or be eligible for licensure by the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy during the residency*
Participate in an on-site interview at WellSpan York Hospital
When applying, please submit the following to WebAdMIT (All applications must be complete on or before January 6th for consideration)
Applicant information (Contact and Personal information)
Personal statement/Letter of intent
Three references completing WebAdMIT reference form. References will be from rotation preceptors and/or employers that have directly supervised the candidate.
Documentation of intern hours (upload form below as supplemental material in WebAdMIT)
*The Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy requires a total of 1,500 internship hours for licensure. A total of 1000 intern hours will be accepted from a school of pharmacy's internship program. The other 500 hours must be obtained through work experience. If a candidate is from out of state, these hours must be submitted to that state's Board of Pharmacy and reported to the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy at the time of licensure application.
Residents completing the following program requirements will be awarded a PGY1 residency certificate:
Successful completion of all core and elective rotations and competencies
Complete at least one quality improvement project within the pharmacy department impacting the distributive functions of the pharmacy department
Development of a manuscript and choose a journal appropriate for submission of the practice project or research project
Completion of all residency-related documentation
Develop teaching philosophy and complete pedagogical readings
The Pharmacy Practice Residency Program offers a wide variety of patient care experiences with the ultimate goal of providing practice opportunities in acute and ambulatory patient care, drug information and management.
The Pharmacy Practice Residency Program provides advanced training in clinical services including pharmacokinetics, ambulatory care, critical care, infectious disease, family medicine, and drug information. Residents will develop skills while providing consultations in areas of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, and disease state management, along with educational programs to the pharmacy (staff and students), nursing, and medical staff including medical residents, interns and students.
Infectious disease (4 weeks)
Family medicine (4 weeks)
Internal medicine (4 weeks)
Medical ICU or Trauma surgical ICU (4 weeks)
Ambulatory care (4 weeks)
Emergency medicine or Cardiology (4 weeks)
Administrative (4 weeks)
The following are required longitudinal rotations:
Research: ASHP poster (3 months)
Research: Eastern States/Resident Research Day platform (3 months)
About WellSpan York Hospital
WellSpan Medical Education
WellSpan Health is a leading integrated healthcare system in south central Pennsylvania. With two primary teaching hospitals - WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital and WellSpan York Hospital - and over 15,000 employees, WellSpan provides a robust learning environment for medical and dental students, residents and fellows. WellSpan features over 130 patient care locations, six hospital locations, a Level One Regional Resource Trauma Center, several Primary Stroke Center hospitals and regional referral centers for heart and vascular, oncology, orthopedic, neuroscience, women's and children's services and behavioral health. Learning opportunities abound throughout our teaching facilities and medical practices.
Well-managed and financially strong, WellSpan sponsors family medicine residency training at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, an autism and developmental disabilities fellowship with WellSpan Philhaven; and thirteen residency and fellowship programs based at WellSpan York Hospital. Medical student rotations are available at both hospital sites, and WellSpan hospitals are affiliated with several local medical schools, including WellSpan York Hospi...tal affiliations with Drexel University College of Medicine (York Regional Medical Campus), Penn State College of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM/WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital), and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM/WellSpan York Hospital).
We encourage you to look over the medical education programs throughout this site. We focus on providing training programs aligned with our clinical and population health missions. Our commitment to education is significant, and we look forward to ongoing leadership in medical education at all levels of training.
Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to excellence in medical education. This excellence is achieved via the diversity of our students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff. The broad range of experiences of our medical education personnel, and an inclusive environment,alows us to provide optimal care for our patients and our community. We actively promote an equitable, safe, and diverse educational environment, and we look forward to a continuing environment of collaborative work and learning.
WellSpan York Hospital
The region's leader in advanced specialty care, WellSpan York Hospital is a 580-bed community teaching hospital which serves a population of over 520,000 in south-central Pennsylvania. As a Level One Regional Resource Trauma Center, a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center with endovascular neurosurgery capabilities, a certified Chest Pain Center, a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a high-risk pregnancy referral center, and many other advanced clinical specialties, the hospital is an outstanding training site for medical and dental students, residents, and fellows. The Hospital is a Regional Medical Campus of Drexel University College of Medicine, and is one of only 400 members of the prestigious Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH), with a long history of excellence in medical education. Over 150 residents and fellows are based at WellSpan York Hospital for their training, and over 400 medical students complete clinical rotations here yearly. The fully-staffed, high-tech WellSpan Medical Simulation Center supports our training efforts and has allowed us to beome a leader in real-life medical and surgical simulations, and in interprofessional education (IPE).