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Geisinger Lewistown Hospital Pharmacy Residency

You can change patients’ quality of life. A pharmacy residency with Geisinger will show you how. 

About us

The Geisinger Lewistown Hospital PGY1 Residency is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacy (ASHP). Our program welcomed its first PGY1 residents in the 2020–2021 academic year and we are recruiting new PGY1 residents for the 2023–2024 academic year. 

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital is a 133-bed rural hospital in Mifflin County, serving more than 80,000 patients in central Pennsylvania. In 2021, it was named one of the nation’s top 100 rural and community hospitals by the Chartis Group. And in 2021, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital earned a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

When you’re a resident, you’re part of the Geisinger family. That means you’ll collaborate with providers on site and throughout the Geisinger system. As a clinical pharmacist, you will practice at the top of your license to contribute in acute care, ambulatory care, specialty pharmacy and research. Your curriculum is customized to help you with personal and professional goals.

Pharmacy students from the following schools complete experiential education rotations at Geisinger hospitals and clinics as part of their core hospital pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, and ambulatory care rotations. These PGY1 residents can participate in a layered learning model with these students. 

  • Duquesne University Mylan College of Pharmacy
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy 
  • Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy

Geisinger is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion. Because our team is our most valuable asset, we promote an environment welcoming of all races, ethnicities, religious beliefs, genders and sexual orientations. We celebrate life experiences, personal differences, knowledge, innovation and talent. In the Department of Graduate Medical Education, the director of diversity, equity and inclusion applies diversity principles in all settings and advances the institution's efforts to create a welcoming and safe environment for all residents and fellows.

 

Build the health care delivery system of tomorrow

Residency program design

As a resident, you’ll rotate through the various core and longitudinal learning experiences listed. You’ll also participate in interprofessional learning opportunities with medical residents in the Geisinger Family Medicine residency program throughout the year. You also complete a medication-use evaluation for presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and a research project for presentation at the Eastern States Conference. Elective learning experiences will help you further pursue interests related to your career objectives. We encourage you to explore areas of interest and engage in all pharmacy activities. 

Goals

  • To develop competent, resourceful practitioners who provide holistic patient-centered care.
  • To prepare you for PGY2 advanced training, board certification, and a clinical pharmacist career.
  • To provide accelerated growth in leadership development, clinical judgment and self-reflection skills. 
  • To cultivate drug information-analytical skills that promote disseminating information among patients and healthcare workers.   
 

The Geisinger difference

Our values — kindness, excellence, safety, learning and innovation — are at the heart of everything we do. We provide high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective care to our patients across northeastern and central Pennsylvania. And our residents learn to do the same.