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UPMC Pharmacy Residencies​​ and Fellowships

Pharmacy services offered throughout the UPMC Health System provide outstanding pharmaceutical care to patients while contributing to the growth of the practice of pharmacy locally, nationally and internationally. The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy partners with all the UPMC residency programs to provide additional opportunities in teaching, research, practice sites, and mentorship. UPMC offers over 20 postgraduate pharmacy residency and fellowship training programs in a variety of settings with unique experiences available at each practice site.

PGY1 Residencies

Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) training provides a structure to build upon the education attained through the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The goal of the UPMC PGY1 residency programs is to train highly-motivated, pharmacists in advanced patient care skills, teaching techniques and research methods to prepare them to be leaders and drivers of change in the provision of pharmaceutical services. Upon completion of the PGY1 program, UPMC residency or fellowship-trained pharmacists will have the competence and confidence to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care to patients and staff through education, research, critical analysis, quality improvement of medication regimens, and leadership.

Application Process

  • The applicant must be a graduate from an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program who is a citizen of the U.S.A or holds a visa allowing for completion of the residency year.
  • All applications must be submitted through PhORCAS by the deadline specified by each program.

Residency Requirements

  • Residents are required to work independently but in accordance of and under the supervision of the residency program director (RPD).
  • The resident must be licensed or able to attain licensure in the state of Pennsylvania no later than ninety days after the start of the residency year.
  • Correct precautions regarding communicable and infectious diseases should be taken as per the standard of practice in UPMC.
  • All applicant must be willing to walk and/or stand throughout the expected shift hours as well as be mobile to go across the hospital.
  • Residents will be expected to complete PharmAcademic evaluations in a timely manner, both for the learning experiences and preceptors.

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Programs

PGY2 Residencies

Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) training focuses on a specific area of practice for the entire year. This narrow scope of practice allows the resident to gain greater competence and proficiency in their chosen area of practice. PGY2 programs can be done in combination with PGY1 as a dedicated two-year program or they can be stand-alone years that are completed after successful completion of a PGY1 year.

Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO), Travel reimbursements as well as other forms of benefits are also determined independently by each site (Please see program specific sites below for more details)

Application Process

  • The applicant must be a graduate from an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program who has completed a Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1). The candidate must also be a citizen of the U.S.A or holds a visa allowing for completion of the residency year
  • All applications must be submitted through PhORCAS by the deadline specified by each program.

Residency Requirements

  • Residents are required to work independently but in accordance of and under the supervision of the residency program director (RPD)
  • Correct precautions regarding communicable and infectious diseases should be taken as per the standard of practice in UPMC.
  • All applicant must be willing to walk and/or stand throughout the expected shift hours as well as be mobile to go across the hospital.
  • Residents will be expected to complete PharmAcademic evaluations in a timely manner, both for the learning experiences and preceptors.

PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency Programs

PGY1/2 Residencies

Fellowship Programs

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