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Each resident's curriculum is customized to their individual interests and career aspirations. Our program is part of an integrated healthcare system that offers a vast variety of opportunities in both the acute care as well as ambulatory care realms.

Core learning experiences

  • Orientation
  • Cardiology
  • Critical care
  • Family medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Internal medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Pediatrics

Elective learning experiences

  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Emergency medicine
  • Hematology
  • Hepatology
  • Medical missions to underserved countries
  • Medication Therapy Disease Management Program (MTDM) ambulatory care specialties
  • Neonatal critical care
  • Nutrition support
  • Oncology
  • Pediatric critical care
  • Pediatric hematology and oncology
  • Pharmacy administration
  • Preceptor development
  • Solid organ transplant (advanced nephrology)
  • Trauma

Additional opportunities are available depending upon the resident's interest. Any core learning experience may be revisited as an advanced elective learning experience. Core and elective learning experiences are traditionally four weeks in length.

Longitudinal learning experiences

  • Advancing practice and improving patient care (9-month experience)
  • Leadership and management (9-month experience)
  • Major research project (12-month experience)
  • Self-assessment and professional performance improvement (12-month experience)
  • Staffing; practice management (12-month experience)

Longitudinal learning activities

  • Adult code team participation
  • Adult sepsis alert participation
  • Adult stroke team participation
  • Inpatient anticoagulation monitoring and consultations
  • Inpatient pain management consultations
  • Participation in departmental and health system committee meetings
  • Pharmacokinetic drug monitoring and consultations

Residency requirements

  • Successful completion of core, longitudinal and elective learning experiences
  • Adult code team certification
  • Anticoagulation certification
  • Formulary drug review
  • Maintain active American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) membership
  • Major research project and manuscript
  • Medication utilization evaluation project
  • Pharmacist licensure in Pennsylvania
  • Pharmacokinetics certification
  • Poster presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Platform presentation of the major research project at the Eastern States Conference
  • Staffing
  • Presentation at educational conferences
  • Active participation in departmental and health system committee meetings
  • Adherence to the organization’s attendance standards