Forbes Hospital has offered training to pharmacy residents since 2017 as part of the ASHP-accredited Forbes and West Penn Hospitals multi-site residency, and was granted the 8 year “maximum” accreditation period on initial survey. Beginning with the incoming 2024 residency class, Forbes Hospital offers a single-site residency program and is registered in “pre-candidate” status with ASHP. An accreditation survey is anticipated in 2025. Candidates should feel confident that the program’s preceptors and administration have the experience and dedication to provide an exceptional learning experience.
The 52-week postgraduate training experience is composed of a variety of required and elective rotations, as follows:
Clinical staffing I
Clinical staffing II (longitudinal)
Inpatient pharmacy staffing (longitudinal)
Elective: (4 elective blocks available)
Heart failure/transitions of care
Emergency medicine/infectious diseases focus
Other elective learning experiences may be available or developed based on resident interest and preceptor availability, including rotations at other AHN hospital sites
Our program prides itself on creating a learning experience that is tailored to the resident’s career goals. Each resident is encouraged to explore multiple facets of inpatient pharmacy practice, and given the opportunity to complete a second rotation in an area of their choice during the last quarter of the year in order to solidify their confidence and independence as a clinical practitioner.
Accreditation status This PGY1 Pharmacy Residency conducted by Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, PA has an accreditation pre-candidate status with ASHP.
Applicants to the Forbes Hospital pharmacy residency program must have graduated from an accredited school of pharmacy, exhibit a sincere interest in pursuing a career in patient-focused pharmacy practice, and be licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Pennsylvania.
Applications will be accepted through January 2. Application materials should include the following:
Letter of intent
Three professional letters of recommendation (PhORCAS standardized template)
Academic transcript (submitted directly to PhORCAS)
An interview is also required (may be virtual or on-site). The residency generally commences before the end of June.
Candidates must submit their application electronically via ASHP PhORCAS and also participate in the ASHP residency matching program. Candidates are encouraged to contact the residency program director to confirm receipt of their completed application.
Visa Sponsorship: Due to timelines and competition within our residency applicant pool, we do not sponsor Visas.
Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is an integrated health system dedicated to providing exceptional care to people in our communities. Our patient-centered approach to care means a greater focus on coordinated health and wellness services, as well as being accountable and responsive to patients from start to finish.