Pharmacy Practice at Lankenau Medical Center

About us

The pharmacy department consists of a central pharmacy on the ground level with multiple satellites throughout the hospital. Our institution utilizes a decentralized automatic dispensing system (Pyxis) model, which provides each patient area Pyxis system(s) in order to create a more efficient workflow. In addition, we utilize EPIC as the primary electronic health record and computerized physician order entry.

As part of the healthcare team, we offer many pharmacy services including, but not limited to, vancomycin dosing per pharmacy, IV to PO conversion and auto-renal dosing adjustment protocols, medication reconciliation, transitions of care, warfarin dosing management, and interdisciplinary rounding. In addition to the clinical staff pharmacists, we have pharmacists that are clinical specialists in areas such as critical care, infectious diseases, transition of care and emergency medicine. Furthermore, our preceptors are committed to providing excellent patient care and fulfilling learning experiences. Many are Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialists (BCPS) and some have Teaching Certification from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

The Post Graduate Year One (PGY-1) pharmacy residency program at Lankenau Medical Center (LMC) provides residents with effective and well-rounded learning experiences that are vital for patient care. Throughout the year, pharmacy residents will be a part of various clinical specialties including critical care, internal medicine, and infectious diseases, etc. Within each learning experience, residents will have multiple opportunities to provide pharmacy services, such as drug therapy management and direct patient interaction. Pharmacy residents will receive comprehensive training from various healthcare providers, exceptional preceptors and mentors, and will be presented with multiple teaching opportunities through a teaching certification program.


PGY-1 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 post-graduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training.

Application Information

All candidates must register and apply through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) and participate in the ASHP Residency Matching Program.

Residency positions

  • Two (2) candidates are selected each year for the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Lankenau Medical Center

Residency eligibility

  • Registered with PhORCAS and ASHP Residency Matching Program
  • Well-rounded academic and professional record
  • Demonstrate desire for professional development and learning
  • Graduated from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited college of pharmacy
  • Eligible for pharmacist licensure in Pennsylvania (residents MUST be licensed by September 30th of the residency year)
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Application requirements

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • College of pharmacy transcript(s)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Submitted application via PhORCAS by January 7th

Licensure verification

Residents will provide the department a copy of their pharmacy licensure certificate to remain on file during the resident’s year at Lankenau Medical Center. Failure to obtain appropriate licensure within 90 days of starting the residency (September 30th), will result in termination of employment.


Core experiences (4 weeks)

  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Research
  • Transitions of Care in Heart Failure
  • Unit-based Pharmacy

Longitudinal experiences

  • Formulary Management – 12 months
  • Hospital Pharmacy Practice – 12 months
  • Medication Safety – 6 months
  • Outpatient Warfarin Clinic – 12 months
  • Research – 12 months
  • Teaching (with optional Certificate Programa) – 12 months

Elective experiences (4 weeks)

  • Advanced Hospital Pharmacy Practice
  • Cardiothoracic Critical Care
  • Neonatal Critical Care
  • Pharmacy Informaticsb
  • Transitions of Care in COPD

PGY-1 pharmacy residency program at LMC is a 12-month long, fulltime commitment. After the orientation and training period, each resident will rotate through all core learning experiences and select 3 elective learning experiences of preference.

a Certification program through Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, may require some traveling
b May be required to travel to office location

Benefits and Stipend


The residents will receive a stipend of $58,000.00.


  • 10 vacation days plus 2 sick days during the 52-week period
  • Health benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 403B Tax Shelter Annuity with Employer Match
  • Travel and accommodations for ASHP Midyear Conference and the Eastern States Conference
  • BLS and ACLS certification
  • Monthly meal stipend
  • Free parking

Preceptors and Residents

Learn more about the Pharmacy Practice at Lankenau Medical Center Program's Preceptors and Residents.


Natalie Kong, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Lankenau Medical Center
Email: [email protected]

Amy Benner, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Director
Lankenau Medical Center