The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency with Geisinger Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Programs (Geisinger Clinics West) in State College, Pa., is an accredited residency program with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The residency offers 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 employment, board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
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.
The PGY1 pharmacy residency will be based in State College, Pa., just minutes from Penn State University. Central Pennsylvania is a great place to live and work year-round. The area has lots of opportunities for cultural experiences, entertainment and dining due to proximity to the university but without all the traffic of a big city. The area is also great for local farmers markets, hiking the many mountains, sporting events and more.