The PGY2 cardiology residency program is recruiting for its inaugural resident for the 2020-2021 year. The program has submitted for pre-accreditation status with ASHP. The program emphasizes the integrated approach to the application of advanced clinical skills. The PGY2 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experiences and knowledge, and incorporating both in the into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in cardiology pharmacy.
Core rotations for the PGY2 Cardiology Residency Program are:
Cardiac ICU (2 months)
Cardiothoracic Surgical ICU (1 month)
Emergency Medicine (1 month)
General Cardiology Consults (1 month)
Inpatient Advanced Heart Failure ( 1 month)
Advanced Heart Failure Clinic (1 month)
Cardiology Transitions of Care (1 month)
Inpatient Pharmacy/Emergency Department Staffing (Longitudinal)
Practice Management & Practice Leadership (Longitudinal)
The specific program for each resident varies based upon the resident’s goals, interests, and previous experience. All residents are required to complete the above core rotations. The elective rotations are available to provide flexibility in pursuing individual goals.
Elective rotations for the PGY2 Cardiology Residency Program are:
Any core rotation
Neuro, Medical, or Trauma ICU
General Cardiology Clinic
Applications will be accepted through January 4, 2021. Application materials should include the following: • Letter of intent • Residency Interest Form • Curriculum vitae • Three professional letters of recommendation • Academic transcript
An on-site interview is also required. The residency commences by July 1.
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited school of pharmacy, must have graduated from an ASHP Accredited PGY1 residency by the PGY2 program start, and must be eligible for Pennsylvania licensure.
About PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency - Allegheny General Hospital
Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) is an academic medical center serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding five-state area. The hospital annually admits more than 24,000 patients, and has nearly 800 physicians and approximately 5,000 employees that share AGH's commitment to excellence in patient care, medical education and research. AGH is the flagship tertiary care hospital in the Allegheny Health Network (AHN).
The AGH Department of Pharmacy provides on-site outpatient pharmacy services and 24-hour inpatient comprehensive pharmacy services utilizing a decentralized, computerized unit-dose drug distribution system and intravenous admixture programs in a newly remodeled pharmacy. Other pharmacy services include drug information, computerized inventory control and procurement systems, integrated drug use review, and quality improvement. Extensive in-service education and staff development programs are also available.
The AGH Pharmacy Residency Programs consists of 19 residents within eight-different residency programs. PGY1 programs include Acute Care and Ambulatory Focused residencies. PGY2 programs include Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Critical Care, Oncology, and Infectious Di...seases residencies. A combined PGY1-PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program with MPH at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is also available. Residents receive a stipend of $44,000 for PGY1 and $46,000 for PGY2 with medical, prescription, dental, vision, disability, and life-insurance benefits. Thirteen paid days off are provided during the residency year outside of days to attend approved conferences.