Program Information

Core (4 weeks)

  • Orientation/Pharmacy practice (5 weeks)
  • Critical care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Internal medicine
  • Pharmacy management
  • Research/Drug information
  • Transitions of care
  • Unit-based pharmacy


  • Formulary management
  • Medication safety
  • Research
  • Hospital pharmacy practice
  • Teaching
  • Warfarin clinic

Elective (4 weeks)

  • Anticoagulation
  • Cardiothoracic critical care
  • Hospital pharmacy practice
  • Neonatology and oncology
  • Pharmacy informatics
  • Renal transplant clinic
  • Repeat of core learning experience

*12 months program with full-time practice commitment

Learning experiences

  • PGY-1 pharmacy residency program begins on July 1st and ends June 30th of the following calendar year
  • Residents will complete 8 core and 3 elective learning experiences, each being 4 weeks long
  • Longitudinal learning experiences:
    • Formulary management and medication safety are 6-months experiences. Each resident will alternate between both experiences during the residency year
    • Research, hospital pharmacy practice, warfarin clinic and teaching are 12-months long experiences. Both residents will be completing these experiences throughout the residency year
  • Teaching
    • Certification program through Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
    • Residents may be required to travel to the college for specific teaching activities