The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency offers a flexible design to accommodate the needs of each resident in a dynamic academic medical center to develop exceptional clinical pharmacists prepared to accept PGY2 positions or employment in a variety of settings. Pharmacy residents in our program are immersed in patient care pharmacotherapy opportunities consisting of several different practice areas in one location in Hershey, PA. Project management and presentation skills are emphasized throughout the program.
Required learning experiences: Adult Internal Medicine, Adult Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics, Advanced Medicine, and Practice Management
Required longitudinal experiences: Clinical On Call including ACLS code response, Clinic: Anticoagulation Clinic and either HIV or Solid Organ Transplant Clinic, Pharmacy Student Precepting, Hospital Pharmacy Practice (staff every 3rd weekend and one evening every 3rd week), ACPE Presentation, MUE, Research Project
Elective learning experiences: Adult Bone Marrow Transplant, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Ambulatory Care Clinic, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine Inpatient, Heart and Vascular Intensive Care, HIV Ambulatory, Infectious Diseases, Medical Critical Care, Medication Safety, Neonatal Critical Care, Neuroscience Critical Care, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Critical Care, Solid Organ Transplantation Inpatient, Solid Organ Transplantation Ambulatory, Surgical Trauma Anesthesia Critical Care
All application materials are required to be submitted via PhORCAS by 1/3/20.
Applications must include the following:
Letter of intent (include strengths/weaknesses, why interested in our residency program)
Official copy of your college transcript
Three professional references on the standard PhORCAS form (including an employer)
Candidates must be eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania upon completion of a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy.
An on-site interview is also required.
About Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (PSHMC) is a tertiary care acute teaching hospital. PSHMC consists of a level 1 trauma center with an emergency department providing over 70,000 visits per year. Penn State Children's Hospital features the region's highest level neonatal and pediatric intensive care. Our health system promotes multidisciplinary approaches to patient care and also includes Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute.
The pharmacy department vision is to provide optimal pharmacotherapy to patients across the continuum of care through collaboration and education of our patients and healthcare providers. Each year, pharmacy residents are supported in an educationally stimulating academic medical center environment in which 1,700 multidisciplinary trainees are dedicated to extensive learning. The focus on layered learning and interdisciplinary collaboration allows optimization of care across disciplines in a highly receptive environment.