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Health Sciences

Program overview


Required core learning experiences

  • Orientation 
  • Advanced internal medicine
  • Critical care medicine
  • Emergency medicine (I-III)
  • Pediatrics
  • Trauma

Required longitudinal learning experiences

  • Infectious diseases
  • Drug information and healthcare education
  • Emergency medicine staffing
  • Pharmacy administration and medication safety
  • Major research project
  • Self-assessment and personal performance improvement

Elective learning experiences

  • Emergency medical services/pre-hospital
  • Emergency medicine IV – Satellite hospital   
  • Advanced pediatrics
  • Hematology/oncology
  • Infectious diseases 
  • Pharmacy leadership
  • Precepting and learning certificate program
  • Toxicology 

Completion requirements

  • Possess a valid pharmacist license from the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy within sixty (60) days of the resident’s hire date.
  • Completion of all R1 goals and objectives with a status of Achieved for Residency by the end of the residency. Completion of 100% of the remaining goals and objectives for the program with at least 75% of the objectives having a status of Achieved for Residency. All objectives must have a minimum status of satisfactory progress.
  • All evaluations must be completed in accordance with ASHP accreditation standard as outlined in the resident agreement.
  • Completion of pharmacokinetic certification by Oct. 31.
  • Completion of inpatient anticoagulation certification by Oct. 31.
  • Completion of the code and stroke certification by Oct. 31. 
  • Completion of major project, which includes meeting all project deadlines and submission of written manuscript of completed project to the RAC.
  • Assigned projects have been completed:
    • MUE
    • Drug review, class review or guideline-policy update
    • Management project 
  • Presentation of at least one major CME program.
  • Poster or platform presentation at one or more regional or national professional meetings:
    • PGY2: Poster presentation of MUE at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and presentation of major research at specialty emergency medicine conference, (e.g, SAEM or ESC). 
  • Completion of minimum staffing requirements.
  • Adherence to the organization’s attendance standards and as described in the enterprise pharmacy attendance policy. 
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