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College of
Health Sciences

Your curriculum is customized to your individual interests and career aspirations. Our program is part of an integrated healthcare system offering a vast variety of opportunities in acute and ambulatory care.

Required core learning experiences:

  • Orientation (6 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care Selective (4 weeks)
  • Cardiology* (4 weeks)
  • Critical Care* (4 weeks)
  • Infectious Disease* (4 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine* (4 weeks)
  • Nephrology (4 weeks)
  • Pediatrics Selective (4 weeks)

Required longitudinal learning experiences:

  • Advancing Practice & Improving Patient Care (10 months; 1 day per month in addition to time required to complete assignments)
  • Leadership & Management (9 months; 1 day per month in addition to time required to complete assignments)
  • Major Research Project (12 months; 1 hour per month in addition to time required to complete the project and 1 research and scholarship week)
  • Self-Assessment & Personal Performance Improvement (12 months; 1 day per month in addition to time required to complete assignments)
  • Staffing (12 months; 2 days [Saturday and Sunday] every other weekend and 2 4-hour shifts per 4-week rotation during the week from about 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.)

Elective learning experiences:

Each elective learning experience is about 4 weeks long; length may be modified based on resident interest and preceptor availability except where noted.

  • Emergency Medicine*
  • Emergency Medicine Precepting
  • Family Medicine (Ambulatory Care)
  • Heart Failure MTDM (Ambulatory Care)
  • Hematology
  • Hepatology (Ambulatory Care)
  • International Medical Missions
  • Neonatal Critical Care
  • Nutrition Support
  • Oncology (Ambulatory Care)
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • Pediatric Precepting
  • Pharmacy Administration (Management)
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Preceptor Development in Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology (Ambulatory Care)
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Trauma

Additional opportunities are available according to your interest level. The learning experiences indicated with an asterisk (*) may be revisited as an advanced elective learning experience. Core and elective learning experiences are traditionally four weeks in length, except for orientation, which is six weeks in duration.

Longitudinal learning activities

  • Adult code team participation
  • Adult sepsis alert participation
  • Adult stroke team participation
  • Inpatient anticoagulation monitoring and consultations
  • Inpatient pain management consultations
  • Inpatient pharmacokinetic drug monitoring and consultations
  • Participation in departmental and health system committee meetings

Program expectations and completion requirements:

  • Within 120 days of the resident’s hire date:
    • Possess a valid pharmacist license from the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy
    • Complete pharmacokinetic, inpatient anticoagulation and code/stroke certifications
  • As described in the Residency Manual:
    • All evaluations completed in accordance with ASHP Accreditation Standard
    • Completion of minimum staffing requirements
    • Adherence to the organization’s attendance standards
  • Completion of all R1 goals/objectives with a status of Achieved for Residency (ACHR) by the end of the residency. Completion of 100% of the remaining goals/objectives for the program with at least 75% of the objectives having a status of ACHR. All objectives must have a minimum status of Satisfactory Progress.
  • Completion of major project and submission of written manuscript of completed project to the RPD.
  • Completion of assigned projects (MUE, drug review, and management project).
  • Presentation of at least one major CME program.
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