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Pharmacy Residency Programs at Allegheny General Hospital

Pharmacy Residency Programs at Allegheny General Hospital

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program – Acute Care Focus
Program director: David Pavlik, PharmD
Program length: 1 year
Residents per year: 5

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program – Ambulatory Focus
Program director: Paula Horn, PharmD, BCACP
Program length: 1 year
Residents per year: 2

PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program
Program director: Edward Horn, PharmD, BCPS
Program length: 1 year
Residents per year: 1

PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program
Program director: Rickey Miller, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Program length: 1 year
Residents per year: 1

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program
Program director: Michael Korczynski, PharmD, CDE
Program length: 1 year
Residents per year: 1

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program
Program director: Noreen H. Chan Tompkins, PharmD, BCPS, AQ-ID
Program length: 1 year
Residents per year: 1

PGY1/PGY2 Combined Health System Pharmacy Administration/MPH Program
Program director: Laura Mark, MS, PharmD, FASHP
Program length: 2 years
Number of residents: 2

 


Contact Us

Pharmacy Residency Programs at AGH

Mailing address:
      Allegheny General Hospital
      Department of Pharmacy
      320 East North Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4772

Phone: 412.359.3500

Fax: 412.359.8332

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Directors' Message

Dear Prospective Resident:

Thank you for your interest in the pharmacy residency programs at Allegheny General Hospital, one of the country’s top healthcare providers. We take pride in our achievements and are dedicated to our mission to improve the health of the people in western Pennsylvania.

Please tour this website for information about our 2016-2017 Pharmacy Residency Programs.

Applications for the 2016-2017 year should be sent by Jan. 4, 2016, to the applicable program director via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

We wish you continued success and hope that AGH can help you achieve your goals. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 412.359.3500.

Sincerely,

Paula Horn, PharmD, BCACP
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program – Ambulatory Focus
Program Director and Residency Coordinator

David Pavlik, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program – Acute Care Focus
Program Director

Michael Korczynski, PharmD, CDE
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program
Program Director

Edward Horn, PharmD, BCPS
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program
Program Director

Noreen H. Chan Tompkins, PharmD, PCPS, AQ-ID
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program
Program Director

Rickey Miller, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program
Program Director

Laura Mark, MS, PharmD, FASHP
PGY1/PGY2 Combined Health System Pharmacy Administration/MPH Program
Program Director and Director of Pharmacy

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Learning Environment

 

 

About the AGH Department of Pharmacy

The Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) Department of Pharmacy provides 24-hour comprehensive services, utilizing a decentralized, computerized unit-dose drug distribution system and intravenous admixture programs. 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.

Pharmacists assume direct patient care responsibilities for ensuring the safe and effective use of medications, in addition to supervising supportive pharmacy personnel. Pharmacists with specialized training provide expertise in advanced principles of pharmaceutical care in areas including pharmacokinetics, critical care, infectious diseases, cardiology, internal medicine, hematology / oncology, ambulatory care, drug information, transplantation, and emergency medicine.

The healthcare setting at AGH offers an ideal environment for the training and education of pharmacists and supportive pharmacy personnel. Affiliations with multiple schools of pharmacy exist, including Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio State University and Ohio Northern University Schools of Pharmacy. Relationships with the academic centers and professional organizations are fostered in an effort to provide formal educational programs through clerkships, externships, internships, and residencies.

 

AGH Drug Information Center

The purpose of the Drug Information Center (DIC) of the AGH Department of Pharmacy is to provide pharmaceutical and drug therapy information to the medical, nursing, and pharmacy staffs at AGH, as well as other healthcare professionals. The DIC maintains a drug library with the latest pharmacological texts, pharmaceutical and medical journals, abstracting services, and other references on drug therapy. The DIC also has the capability to search many online and computerized databases. Information is available on drug therapy, adverse reactions, pharmacokinetics, IV compatibility, and drug interactions, as well as tablet identification.

 

AGH Pharmacy Consultation Services

The AGH Department of Pharmacy routinely monitors aminoglycoside and vancomycin therapy, providing dosage adjustments as necessary. Pharmacokinetic consultations for therapeutic monitoring of selected medications are provided upon request. A clinical pharmacist may be consulted to assist in any medication related problem or for patient education. A physician may request a consultation by calling the DIC. When such a request is received, a clinical pharmacist will review the patient’s medications and provide specific dosage, drug serum level analysis, and follow-up information to the requesting physician. Ongoing evaluation and adjustment of dosage will be provided as needed.

 

Medication Use Governance Structure

Our pharmacy-driven medication use governance structure not only centralizes leadership but also integrates pharmacy operations and enhances medication safety, clinical effectiveness, process efficiency and the quality of performance. The medication use governance structure is centered around the multihospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee, which is composed of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, a risk manager, and a representative from administration.

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Residency Mission Statement

 

Individuals who complete a pharmacy residency program at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) shall be highly qualified independent practitioners who demonstrate a commitment to patient-centered practice and professional leadership. They shall be highly proficient in managing medication-use processes to optimize medication therapy outcomes in patients with a variety of disease states. Individuals will apply principles of evidence-based medicine within a multidisciplinary care environment. They will also exhibit leadership and practice management skills to promote the profession of pharmacy and facilitate their own professional development. They will effectively educate patients and their professional colleagues and engage in practice-related research to enhance patient care.

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