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Program overview

Required core learning experiences

Most of these Pharmacy Residency learning experiences are one month long, but duration might be modified based on your interests and the availability of preceptors.

  • Orientation
  • Internal medicine
  • Advanced internal medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Critical care (pre-requisite: infectious diseases)
  • Infectious diseases

Required longitudinal learning experiences

  • Ambulatory care: Medication therapy disease management (6 months)
  • Drug information and healthcare education (11 months)
  • Major research project (1 year)
  • Pharmacy administration and medication safety (11 months)
  • Self-assessment and personal performance improvement (1 year)
  • Pharmacy staffing (11 months)
  • Precepting and learning program, Wilkes University (11 months)

Elective learning experiences

Most of these experiences are also one-month long. But, like required core experiences, these can also be changed depending on residents’ interests. That, in turn, could change the number of electives you can select. Our goal is to provide you with a pharmacy residency tailored to your interests and goals. In general, you’ll have the opportunity to select six electives and complete the international medical missions experience.

  • Advanced emergency medicine
  • Ambulatory care: medication therapy disease management
  • Ambulatory care: pain management
  • Ambulatory care: oncology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Hematology/oncology
  • Medical missions (longitudinal elective with one week of concentrated international travel)
  • Pediatrics/obstetrics pharmacy practice
  • Pharmacy leadership
  • Precepting (pre-requisites: internal medicine, advanced internal medicine)
  • Stem cell transplant (inpatient/outpatient)
  • Trauma/surgical critical care

Department of Pharmacy

The Geisinger Wyoming Valley Department of Pharmacy has 86 employees, including 43 pharmacists. The pharmacy practice model involves integration of distribution and clinical activities at the patient care level supported by centralized distribution, support functions and management systems.

You’ll work with pharmacists practicing in:

  • Internal medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Adult hematology/oncology
  • Critical care medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Emergency medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Medication therapy disease management
  • IV nutrition
  • Operating room services

Our pharmacists are involved in:

  • Drug therapy management
  • Multidisciplinary patient care
  • Decentralized pharmacy practice
  • Pharmacokinetic consultations
  • Anticoagulation consultations
  • Adult and pediatric code response
  • Medication utilization and outcome evaluation
  • Medical, nursing and pharmacy staff education programs

Pharmacy students from regional schools of pharmacy rotate through our hospital and clinics as part of their core hospital pharmacy, clinical pharmacy and ambulatory care rotations.

In other words, you’ll be exposed to a tremendous variety of experiences and potential career paths.