The purpose of the PGY1 Community?Based Pharmacy Residency Program is to build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community?based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications. This will be accomplished by advanced clinical practice in the management of medication therapy for various ambulatory disease states in a variety of health care settings. The resident will be proficient in achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as part of interdisciplinary health care teams, demonstrate competence in communication and in educating other health care professionals, patients, students and the community on drug related topics. Residents will participate as preceptors with student pharmacists in advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE) from the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. The resident will demonstrate professional maturity by developing a personal philosophy of practice, monitoring and evaluating their own performance and exhibiting commitment to the profession. The resident will adhere to the Duquesne University Mission and Vision while supporting the School of Pharmacy in their strategic plan.
A Duquesne University School of Pharmacy adjunct faculty member and clinical pharmacist serves as the residency program director, and is actively engaged in the provision of clinical services and scholarship related to community pharmacy practice. The resident should be creative, highly motivated, and dedicated to advancing the profession of pharmacy in the provision of pharmaceutical care services in community pharmacies/pharmacy practice.
The School of Pharmacy is located in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition to clinical responsibilities, the resident will be involved in teaching efforts in didactic, ability based laboratory experiences, and advanced pharmacy practice experience teaching of Doctor of Pharmacy candidates. Residents will also gain experience in teaching and research methodologies. A research project of publishable and presentable quality is required.
Doctor of Pharmacy Degree
Pharmacist licensure in the state of Pennsylvania and licensure for Authorization to Administer Injectables in the state of Pennsylvania by September 1.
About Duquesne University Center for Pharmacy Care PGY1 Community-Based Residency
The Mission of the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy is to educate and mentor students who advance the profession of pharmacy to improve the health outcomes of patients and their communities. In line with the mission is our vision to develop professionals, through student-centered experiences, who are recognized leaders, innovators and advocates in all areas of pharmacy practice and research. Consistent with this mission are the goals of our residency programs: to educate and mentor pharmacists to improve the health outcomes of patients and their communities. The preceptors and program directors prepare the residents in the program to advance the profession of pharmacy.