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Department of Pharmacy

The Geisinger Ambulatory Clinic Pharmacy Program has more than 90 ambulatory clinical pharmacists managing patients’ medications for over 20 medical conditions. Pharmacists are incorporated into clinical sites within four practice models: primary care disease management, specialty medicine disease management, home-based primary care and pharmacy tele-management (or non-traditional telepharmacy).

Under collaborative practice agreements with providers, our pharmacists perform comprehensive medication reviews and medication reconciliation, identify and resolve medication-related problems and manage chronic diseases through evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of medication regimens (including titration and monitoring toward targeted patient outcomes). They also design patient-centered, cost-effective medication regimens, optimize polypharmacy and educate patients and providers.

Pharmacy students from regional schools of pharmacy rotate through our hospitals and clinics as part of their advanced pharmacy practice experience rotations.

 

Residency overview

As a PGY-1 pharmacy resident, you’ll provide quality pharmaceutical care using safe, effective and cost-effective drug therapy for all patients while developing patient rapport. You’ll establish patient panels and manage patients as part of a multidisciplinary practice, collaborating with all team members.

In the primary care setting, you’ll provide patients with face-to-face, one-on-one disease state management. This involves evaluating and assessing patient therapy, monitoring and managing patients’ medications and lab ordering and monitoring. You’ll also manage Medication Therapy Disease Management (MTDM) activities related to anticoagulation therapy, diabetes (including insulin pump management), hypertension, dyslipidemia, asthma, heart failure, osteoporosis and COPD.

To make sure your training is comprehensive, the Geisinger Clinic Central Pharmacy Residency spans multiple locations, including Geisinger Medical Center, Geisinger Medical Center Muncy, Geisinger Medical Clinic Buckhorn, Geisinger Healthplex Woodbine and Geisinger 65 Forward Coal Township. These locations are all within a 30-minute drive of Geisinger Medical Center.

 

Required core experiences    

  • Orientation
  • Primary care I and II
    • Disease states include anticoagulation, asthma, COPD, diabetes, dyslipidemia, heart failure, hypertension, osteoporosis, smoking cessation, migraine
  • Anticoagulation
  • Internal medicine/transitions of care

Required longitudinal experiences

  • Primary care
  • Pharmacy administration and leadership
  • Staffing (outpatient Geisinger Pharmacy, telepharmacy and on-call)
  • Major research project

Elective learning experiences

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics care
  • Hepatology
  • Pain management and behavioral health
  • Rheumatology
  • Community pharmacy

Program requirements

  • Poster presentation of medication use evaluation or research project at poster symposium
  • Platform presentation of major research project at Eastern States Conference
  • Completion of a manuscript of the research project

Benefits

  • A competitive annual stipend (including excellent health benefits package and paid time off)
  • Paid administrative leave and travel for educational meetings

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Fever, PharmD, BCACP
Director, PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Clinical Pharmacist – Ambulatory Care
Geisinger Medical Center Muncy
255 US-220 Muncy, PA 17756
jfever@geisinger.edu

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