Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

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Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Residency Program launched in 2015. The program is designed to prepare residents to work as clinical pharmacists with the ability to practice in a variety of patient care clinical settings, as well as in academia with a teaching certificate.

Purpose Statement

The program, in partnership with Gwinnett Medical Center, strives to develop strong clinical practitioners as future leaders in healthcare. As vital members of the healthcare team, residents have the opportunity to educate other healthcare professionals, patients and students.

Program Structure

Both core rotations and elective experiences will be five weeks in length and tailored toward residents' interests and goals.

  • Core rotations: Internal Medicine I, Internal Medicine II, Critical Care, Cardiology, Ambulatory Care, Emergency Medicine and Academia
  • Elective Rotations: Neonatalogy, Nutrition Support and Infectious Diseases
  • Longitudinal Experiences: Administrative/Management, Research, Teaching Certificate and Operations/Staffing

Resident Activities

Resident activities include participation in clinical rotations/interdisciplinary rounds, longitudinal research and teaching opportunities. Residents will also attend hospital committee meetings, the Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC) and the ASHP Midyear Meeting. Clinical instructor appointment at PCOM School of Pharmacy and Medication Utilization Evaluation are also part of the residency program experience.

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