The PGY1 Program Purpose: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on 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, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
The resident will structure their year by choosing a schedule consisting of calendar month-long rotations with eight required rotations and four elective rotations. In addition, there are several required longitudinal experiences described below:
Pharmacy Operations/ Orientation
Medication Use Policy
Unit Based Clinical Pharmacy
Solid Organ Transplant
Pain and Palliative Care
Neonatal Intensive Care
Assist in the mentoring and act a pharmacy role model to pharmacy students, PGY1 residents, and pharmacy staff.
Act as a pharmacy resource for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and patients.
Act as an integral part of the team taking care of patients in both the inpatient and outpatient clinic setting by providing education to nurses, physicians, and patients.
Participate in ambulatory care clinics throughout the year.
Completion of a research project.
Completion of a Drug Use Evaluation and Presentation of the evaluation at the Drug Use and Effects Committee.
Prepare drug monographs (2 required) for formulary review, drug or therapeutic guidelines and drug utilization reviews as needed.
Participate in the clinical intervention program, adverse drug reaction reporting program, and medication error program.
Actively be involved in medication reconciliation at admission and discharge.
Provide weekend staffing coverage and clinical on call coverage.
Present journal clubs and patient case presentations as part of the Residency Program’s Therapeutics Conference.
Certify in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Respond to Code Call, Anesthesia Stat and Rapid Response requests as assigned.
Deliver a pharmacy continuing education presentation to members of the pharmacy department.
Submit an abstract for poster presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.
Formally present a completed research project at the Eastern States Residency Conference.
Instruct pharmacy students in didactic coursework or other academic setting.
Participate in the Teaching Certificate Program. (optional)
PharmD, eligibility for Pennsylvania Pharmacist licensure
About Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is world-renowned for its clinical and research excellence, forging the way for new and better ways to diagnose and treat illnesses and disorders. Its long and rich history of patient care began more than two centuries ago as the nation's first medical school, the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1765 when it first opened its doors, Penn has been dedicated to the training of physicians and the discovery and implementation of new medical knowledge. HUP is consistently ranked as one of the top hospitals in the nation. Many of its clinical specialties are among the nation's best, including: *U.S.News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll: Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat), Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, and Urology. The Pharmacy Department features computerized clinical and distribution system; centralized unit dose and IV programs and a Unit Based Pharmacist model. Teaching certificate program available through the Philadelphia College ...of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.