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Geisinger Clinic Central (Danville, Pa.) Pharmacy Residency

Grow your clinical skills and improve patients' lives with the Geisinger Pharmacy Residency in central Pennsylvania.

About us

The Geisinger Clinic Central Pharmacy Residency offers a customized pharmacy education to successfully prepare clinical pharmacists to care for various patient populations in an ambulatory care setting. Through the residency, you’ll innovate, lead and improve the quality of care for patients at Geisinger. You’ll be immersed in a collaborative interprofessional culture where clinical pharmacists practice at the top of their license across the health system. Your curriculum is customized to make sure you’re ready to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Through this program, you’ll gain access to unique opportunities across various specialties, expanding upon traditional ambulatory care. The Geisinger Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy program has more than 90 ambulatory clinical pharmacists managing patients’ medications for more than 20 medical conditions. This integration of pharmacy into medical services is a unique aspect of Geisinger.


Along with providing you with exceptional training as a clinical pharmacist, the residency aims to:

  • Expand your knowledge and skillset while tailoring your postgraduate year one (PGY-1) experience to future professional goals
  • Build on Doctor of Pharmacy education to develop clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions
  • Prepare you for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY-2) residency training


The Geisinger Clinic Central Pharmacy Residency is based in Danville, located in central Pennsylvania. To broaden your experience, the residency takes place across multiple locations, all within a 30-minute drive of Danville.

Central Pennsylvania offers many outdoor living activities and local festivals throughout the seasons. It’s easy to reach many urban areas and places of interest, for example:

  • Harrisburg – 1.5 hours away
  • Hershey – 1.5 hours away
  • Wilkes-Barre – 1 hour away
  • New York City – 3 hours away

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. In 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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Program overview

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
  • Inpatient internal medicine
    • Focus on transitions of care
  • Pharmacogenomics
Required longitudinal experiences

  • Primary care
  • Pharmacy administration and medication safety
  • Leadership and teaching
  • Retail pharmacy (outpatient Geisinger Pharmacy)
  • Staffing (telepharmacy and on-call)
  • Major research project
Elective learning experiences

  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Hepatology
  • Oncology
  • Pain management and behavioral health
  • Rheumatology
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

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