The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center offers customized residency education to successfully prepare clinical pharmacists to care for patients, innovate, lead, and improve the quality of care as well as the patient experience. Residents are immersed in a collaborative interprofessional culture where clinical pharmacists practice at the top of their license in acute care, ambulatory care, specialty pharmacy and research. Each individual resident’s curriculum is customized to facilitate achievement of their personal and professional goals.
Our goal is to provide each resident an exceptional training experience to foster the development of their professional expertise and competence as a health system pharmacy practitioner. All of the pharmacists at Geisinger Wyoming Valley are committed to delivering the highest quality of patient care and pharmacy education.
Our program is designed to build on doctor of pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, who are eligible for board certification, and who are eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
Required Core Learning Experiences: Traditionally 4 weeks in length; length may be modified based on resident interest and preceptor availability except orientation.
Advanced Internal Medicine
Critical Care (pre-requisite: Infectious Disease)
Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences:
Ambulatory Care: Medication Therapy Disease Management, Pain Management or Hematology/Oncology: 6 month experience in the second half of the residency year
Drug Information and Health Care Education: 11 month experience
Major Research Project: 12 month experience
Pharmacy Administration and Medication Safety: 11 month experience
Self-assessment and Personal Performance Improvement: 12 month experience
Staffing: every other weekend dayshift and 4 hours per week evening shift: 11 month experience
Precepting and Learning Curriculum Program, Wilkes University: 11 month experience
Elective Learning Experiences: Traditionally 4 weeks in length; length may be modified based on resident interest and preceptor availability except where noted. The resident has to opportunity to select 6 electives as well as complete the International Medical Missions experience and the Teaching and Learning curriculum program. The number of electives the resident may select may vary based on modifications to the traditional experience time frame.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is an ASHP-accredited residency program. We have three residency positions and participate in the ASHP Resident Matching Program as well as the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service. The applicant must submit the following materials via PhORCAS:
Letter of intent outlining career objectives
Three professional recommendations
Also required are a PharmD or equivalent degree (from an ACPE-accredited school or college) and to be licensed or eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Licensure requirements are available at the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy website. Applicants should ensure that they have the required number of intern hours prior to application.
The deadline for application is January 3rd. The residency begins June 17, 2020 and ends June 30, 2021. Individual interviews are required and are scheduled by invitation. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received. All candidates will be notified regarding the status of their application by January 30th.
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Acceptance of Position:
Resident accepts the position in the Residency Program for the period of one (1) year beginning June 17th, 2020 through June 30, 2021. During the term of this Agreement, Resident agrees to perform such duties of the Medical Center and its affiliated institutions which are part of the Residency Program, conscientiously, to the best of the Resident’s ability, and under the highest standard of professional ethics.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency programs build on doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year-two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
•To provide residents with the training and experience to develop professional expertise and competence as a health system pharmacy practitioner
•To cultivate competent and innovative practitioners who provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care services across the continuum of health care
•To train practitioners who can research, analyze and effectively communicate drug information
The residency's role
As evidenced by our mission and vision statements, education plays a central role in the system. The PGY 1 Pharmacy Residency strives to uphold these ideals, and further advance patient care in the region.
The PGY 1 Pharmacy Residency at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center believes strongly in the development of the complete pharmacist. As such, the resident is treated in a collegial manner, w...ith careful focus on developing the broadest possible clinical range of skills, as well as personal and professional growth.
Our goal is to provide a resident with the practical training and experience that provides the opportunity and stimulus to develop professional expertise and competence as a health system pharmacy practitioner. All of the pharmacists at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center are committed to delivering the highest possible quality of patient care.
Residency program activities
•Learning experiences designed to develop skills and competence in providing evidenced-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams
•Structure and areas of emphasis based on the resident's entering level of knowledge, skills and career aspirations
•Elective learning experiences that allow the resident to further pursue interests related to individual career goals
•Residents are encouraged to become involved in all pharmacy activities including providing direct patient care, completion of pharmacy consults, participation in management of medical emergencies, various projects and participation on committees.
•Teaching, research and other scholarly endeavors enhance the professional development of each resident
•Some activities are completed during one-month learning experience periods, while others are completed throughout the year
•Department members with full-time practice and teaching responsibilities serve as preceptors for the learning experiences