PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both 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 the specialized practice area. This will be accomplished in this residency by advanced clinical practice on multiple internal medicine rotations, time spent on infectious disease, medical ICU, and cardiology, along with a variety of opportunities for electives ranging from emergency medicine to oncology.
The resident will participate as a preceptor 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 faculty member and internal medicine clinical pharmacy specialist serves as the residency program director, and is actively engaged in the provision of clinical services and scholarship related to internal medicine pharmacy practice. The resident should be highly motivated and dedicated to gaining the skills to serve as a leader in the profession after completion of the program.
The School of Pharmacy is located in downtown Pittsburgh, just a 10 minute walk from UPMC Mercy Hospital. In addition to clinical responsibilities, the resident will have opportunities to teach at the University through lectures and labs and will serve as a preceptor for advanced pharmacy practice experiences 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 by completion of the program.
PGY1 program completion from an ASHP-accredited program.
Pharmacist licensure in the state of Pennsylvania by September 30.
About Duquesne University
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.