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Michael A. Kachmarsky, PharmD, BCACP, CACP, program director

The PGY1 pharmacy residency with Geisinger Clinic Northeast offers a customized residency education to successfully prepare clinical pharmacists to care for patients in an ambulatory care setting. Residents will innovate, lead and improve the quality of care for patients at Geisinger. Residents are immersed in a collaborative interprofessional culture where clinical pharmacists practice at the top of their license in acute care, ambulatory care, specialty pharmacy and research. Each individual resident’s curriculum is customized to facilitate achievement of their personal and professional goals.

Our goal is to provide each resident an exceptional training experience to foster the development of their professional expertise and competence as a clinical pharmacist in primary care. The pharmacists at Geisinger are committed to delivering the highest quality of patient care and pharmacy education.

Our program is designed to build on doctor of pharmacy education to develop clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, who are eligible for board certification, and who are eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Geisinger is committed to cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion. We recognize that our team is our most valuable asset and seek to promote an environment that is welcoming of persons of all races, ethnicities, religious beliefs, genders and sexual orientations. At Geisinger, we celebrate life experiences, personal differences, knowledge, innovation and talent. Within Geisinger's 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.

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