The UPMC Shadyside PGY1 Pharmacy Residency trains pharmacists for a wide array of practice and educational settings. UPMC Shadyside offers the breadth of a large academic tertiary care teaching hospital combined with the primary care provider base of a community hospital.
Our unique longitudinal learning experiences for research and teaching provide additional structure and customized attention from experienced mentors:
The longitudinal research rotation at Shadyside provides residents experience in drug use evaluation plus a core project in either the research or quality improvement track. Research projects are IRB-approved, with the target of a generalizable contribution to the literature. QI-track projects are approved by the quality board and are highly applied for practice improvement at our institution.
All Shadyside residents participate in a longitudinal teaching rotation focusing on clinical, provider, and experiential teaching in small and large group settings. Residents may also elect to participate in the Mastery of Teaching program at the University of Pittsburgh. This program provides additional mentorship and opportunities for a broad range of school-based teaching including lectures, case facilitation, simulation lab experiences and standardized patient exams.
Shadyside residents will develop clinical skills in a variety of settings, with a high degree of rotation flexibility for personalization. Unique learning opportunities at UPMC Shadyside include 6-month longitudinal elective experiences in antimicrobial stewardship or ambulatory care family medicine, on-site block electives in emergency medicine, oncology, transitions of care, geriatrics and nutrition, an international primary care rotation in rural Honduras, as well as access to learning experiences throughout the larger UPMC system.
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