The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at UPMC McKeesport, accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), trains pharmacists for a wide variety of practice and educational settings.
The purpose of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is to train highly-motivated, team-oriented pharmacy residents on advanced patient care skills, teaching techniques, and practice-based research methods preparing them to become effective, independent clinicians. The program provides the resident with direct patient care experiences in a variety of settings throughout the year with a degree of rotation flexibility according to resident interest. Teaching experience is obtained through informal and formal presentations to health care professionals, precepting pharmacy students, and teaching opportunities through the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. Participation in resident seminars, teaching opportunities, and research allow for interaction with pharmacy residents in other UPMC training programs.
PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, as well as provide eligibility for board certification and/or postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy resident training. Upon completion of the program, our residents are well-prepared to assume any of the following roles: patient care provider, staff pharmacist, clinical faculty member, or PGY2 resident in a focused area of practice.
Duration: 12 months
Number Positions: 1
Starting Date: July 1
All residents must be eligible for pharmacist licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Applications for Pharmacist License and Intern Registration are available at the PA State Board of Pharmacy Website.
Additionally, effective January 1, 2015, all persons applying for issuance of an initial license will be required to complete 3 hours of DHS-approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of licensure. Approved Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting trainings are availableonline.
Letter of Intent
School of Pharmacy Transcripts
Three letters of recommendation, including one from a clinical rotation
Eligibility for PA Pharmacy licensure
Eligible candidates will be graduating or have graduated from an accredited school of pharmacy and must submit the standard application requirements via PhORCAS by December 31st, 2020. An interview (virtual) is required.
For more information about the UPMC McKeesport PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program, please contact Nicole Likar, PharmD, BCPS: (412) 664-2288 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About UPMC McKeesport PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
UPMC McKeesport is a community hospital within the UPMC network that has 85 beds for acute care, 27 beds for addiction medicine, 37 beds for behavioral health, and 27 beds for skilled nursing care or rehabilitation services. It is a community teaching hospital that offers a diverse patient population with an emphasis on the underserved population. Other areas of exposure area addiction medicine and geriatrics. In addition, UPMC McKeesport houses family medicine and internal medicine residency programs which enables close collaboration for resident education and teaching.