The UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds 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, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
Graduates of our program are poised for success as:
Patient care providers
Our educational outcomes include:
Provide safe and effective patient care
Advance Pharmacy Practice and Improve Patient
Demonstrate leadership in pharmacy practice
Care Manage and improve the medication-use process
Provide medication and practice-related education/training
Contribute to formulary decisions
The goal of the residency program is that highly motivated pharmacists will have the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes necessary to independently and competently optimize pharmacotherapy outcomes through their direct involvement in patient care as well as pharmacy practice management
Required Learning Experiences
Direct Patient Care I, II, III
The direct patient care series provides at least one 5-week experience in internal medicine and critical care. The third 5-week experience is precepting in one of these areas.
Ambulatory care – 4-5 weeks
Nutrition Support – 2 weeks
Pharmacy Management – 4 weeks
Antimicrobial Stewardship/ID - 4-5 Weeks
Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences
Hospital Pharmacy Operations
Resident Research Series
Other Required Components
Clinical Management (MUE)
ACPE Approved Continuing Education Program
Pharmacy Clinical Pearl
Select Elective Learning Experiences
Critical Care (Medical, Trauma/Surgical, Cardiac Care, Transplant)
Solid Organ Transplantation
Health System Formulary Management
Other elective rotations are available based on resident interest and preceptor availability.
Eligible candidates will be graduating or have graduated from an accredited school of pharmacy. Candidates must register for the Match – ASHP Residency Matching Program and submit application requirements via PhORCAS by December 22, 2020. Select candidates will be invited to interview, which are typically conducted during the month of February. A live remote interview is required. Applicants not selected for an interview will be notified by February 1.
A $21 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates more than 90,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 3.9 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.4 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid more than $800 million in federal, state and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside among the nation’s best hospitals in many specialties and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For more information, go to UPMC.com.