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Pharmacy Residency at UPMC Mercy 

PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.

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Our Mission

The Department of Pharmacy at UPMC Mercy strives to achieve the organization’s mission and core values through the provision of the highest quality, patient-focused pharmacy services. Through residency training, it is our mission to train clinical pharmacists who are leaders in patient care through:

  • clinical decision-making and application of evidence-based medicine.
  • education of patients and other health care professionals.
  • contribution to knowledge of medication usage and innovative practice models.
  • perseverance in patient advocacy.
  • commitment to patient safety.

What Makes Us Unique?

Our people! At UPMC Mercy, we care for complex, high acuity patients in a tertiary care academic medical center, yet if you ask anyone who has worked here, they will talk about how the hospital has a community feel to it. That unique combination is possible through our incredible team members who have fostered meaningful connections with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare team members.

Meet Our Team


How to Apply

Submit completed application via PhORCAS by January 2. Interview is required (in-person or virtual).

Contact Us

Taylor Miller, PharmD
Program Director
Phone: 412-232-4213
Fax: 412-232-7410