The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program at Allegheny General Hospital was established in 2010 and was most recently re-accredited by ASHP in 2014 The program focuses on chronic disease state management and exposure to diverse patient populations (clinical, social, and economic). The PGY2 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experiences and knowledge and incorporating both in the into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in ambulatory care pharmacy.
Adult Internal Medicine (3 months)
Diabetes Education and Management
Medication Therapy Management
Transitions of Care
Anticoagulation Clinic and On-Call (Longitudinal)
Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Management (1 month)
Infectious Diseases/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Clinic (1 month)
Asthma and Allergy Clinic (1 month)
Focused Care Transitions (1 month)
Outpatient Pharmacy Staffing (Longitudinal)
Practice Management Outpatient Pharmacy Services (1month)
Elective rotation options:
Hematology/Oncology/Pain Management (1 month)
Emergency Medicine – Urgent Care (1 month)
Diabetes Care Center (1 month)
Human Resources/Benefits (1 month)
The specific program for each resident varies based upon the resident’s goals, interests, and previous experience. However, all residents are required to complete the above core rotations. The required rotations can be repeated and tailored to resident interests as an elective, or the resident may select from elective rotations experiences.
Applications will be accepted through January 2, 2019. Application materials should include the following: • Letter of intent • Residency Interest Form • Curriculum vitae • Three professional letters of recommendation • Academic transcript
An on-site interview is also required. The residency commences by July 1.
Applicants must be eligible for graduation or have graduated from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy and must be licensed or eligible for Pennsylvania pharmacist licensure. Information on Pennsylvania pharmacist licensure eligibility can be found at:
Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) is an academic medical center serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding five-state area. The hospital annually admits more than 24,000 patients, and has nearly 800 physicians and approximately 5,000 employees that share AGH's commitment to excellence in patient care, medical education and research. AGH is the flagship tertiary care hospital in the Allegheny Health Network (AHN).
The AGH Department of Pharmacy provides on-site outpatient pharmacy services and 24-hour inpatient comprehensive pharmacy services utilizing a decentralized, computerized unit-dose drug distribution system and intravenous admixture programs in a newly remodeled pharmacy. Other pharmacy services include drug information, computerized inventory control and procurement systems, integrated drug use review, and quality improvement. Extensive in-service education and staff development programs are also available.
The AGH Pharmacy Residency Programs consists of 15 residents within seven-different residency programs. PGY1 programs include Acute Care and Ambulatory Focused residencies. PGY2 programs include Ambulatory Care, Critical Care, Oncology, and Infectious Diseases resid...encies. A combined PGY1-PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program with MPH at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is also available. Residents receive a stipend of $44,000 for PGY1 and $46,000 for PGY2 with medical, prescription, dental, vision, disability, and life-insurance benefits. Thirteen paid days off are provided during the residency year outside of days to attend approved conferences.