Guthrie, located in north central PA and south central NY, is a non-profit integrated health care delivery system. Robert Packer Hospital, primary resident location, is a 254-bed tertiary care, level II trauma, teaching referral center.
This residency will provide opportunities for post-graduate pharmacists seeking professional growth beyond entry-level competence. Learning experiences focus on acute patient care in areas to include:
Adult intensive care (medical and surgical)
Teaching/learning (teaching certificate is available)
Ambulatory infusion (focus on hazardous and sterile medication compounding)
Project/Research (curriculum taught with Clinical Research, Quality/Outcomes)
Longitudinal staffing (currently every 3rd weekend and one evening every 3rd weekend)
Other experiences available, guided by resident interest may include:
Cardiology (including Ambulatory)
Longitudinal Emergency Medical Response
Program strengths include:
Flexible customization of individual residency plans
Multidisciplinary/specialty collaboration (including other Graduate Medical Education programs Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine residencies and a growing number of Specialty fellowships)
Affiliation with multiple colleges of pharmacy including Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wilkes University School of Pharmacy
Possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy.
Be eligible for Pennsylvania and New York licensure.
Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital will be participating in the Resident Matching Program and The Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Residency candidates must also participate in both.
Interested candidates must submit the following to PhORCAS:
At least three personalized letters of recommendation, include at least two from direct patient care preceptors/supervisors
Letter of intent, please include your answers to the following questions:
As it relates to your career goals, why have you chosen to pursue a residency? Why at Guthrie?
Describe a situation in which you influenced a patient’s medication therapy
Potential candidates will be invited for an on-site interview, which will involve giving a brief presentation.
Our residents are required to be licensed in the state of Pennsylvania as well as New York. This requires passing NAPLEX, PA MPJE, NY MPJE and (NY Part 3 or submission of Part 3 waiver).
Residents are required to be licensed in the state of Pennsylvania by September 1 and in the state of New York by January 1 (or the start of the Guthrie Corning Hospital learning experience if later). Failure to obtain licensure may result in dismissal from the program.
Residents who fail to make satisfactory progress on any residency goals and objectives are subject to dismissal, as stated in policies set forth by the program.
NY Part 3/Compounding exam: licensure requires test or waiver of Part 3, compounding exam. We offer the ability to certify competency on compounding skills during the first 60 days of our residency, with subsequent submission of Form 4B. Details may be found at http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/pharm/pharmforms.htm
About Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Guthrie is a not-for-profit, integrated health care system designed to offer patients a full-spectrum of health services incorporating primary care, complex specialty care, behavioral health services, surgical services, inpatient care, durable medical equipment services, home health, long-term care, palliative care and hospice care. Our integrated approach creates a better experience for our patients and is working to decrease the cost of the delivery of health care.
We serve a large population of people over a wide geographic area, with four hospitals, a multi-specialty group practice with over 300 physicians and 200 advanced practice providers serving 21 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie also includes a Foundation for Education and Research, and multi-disciplinary Medical Education.