Emergency Icon

Residency programs

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program – acute care focus

Program director: David Pavlik, PharmD
Email: David.Pavlik@ahn.org
Program length: 1 year
Residents per year: 6

History and purpose

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program – Acute Care Focus was first accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 1980 and most recently reaccredited in 2014. The program provides comprehensive training in all aspects of institutional practice with an emphasis on the delivery of pharmaceutical care and clinical services. The PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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.

Rotations

The 12-month postgraduate training experience is composed of a variety of required and elective rotations, as follows:

  • Orientation (1 month)
  • Cardiac Care (CCU or SICU) (1 month)
  • Surgical Critical Care (Trauma or Neuro-ICU) (1 month)
  • Medical ICU (1month)
  • Infectious Diseases (1 month)
  • Transition of Care (1month)
  • Internal Medicine/Point of Care (2 months)
  • Pharmacokinetics and On-Call (Longitudinal)
  • Practice Management (Longitudinal)
  • Inpatient Pharmacy Staffing (Longitudinal)

The specific program for each resident varies based upon the resident’s goals, interests, and previous experience. However, all residents are required to complete the above core rotations. The required rotations above can be repeated and tailored to resident interests as an elective, or the resident may select from elective rotations below.

Elective rotation options - 3 months

  • Practice Management
  • Transplant - Inpatient
  • Heart Failure Inpatient
  • Antiocoagulation Clinic
  • Internal Medicine Clinic
  • Transplant Clinic
  • Heart Failure Clinic
  • Oncology Clinic
  • Oncology Inpatient
  • Emergency Medicine

Accreditation status

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency conducted by Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA is accredited by ASHP.

PGY 1 Pharmacy Residency Program – Ambulatory Focus

Program director: Paula Horn, PharmD, BCACP
Email: Paula.Horn@ahn.org
Program length: 1 year
Residents per year: 2

History and purpose

The Program was established in 2012 and accredited by ASHP in 2014. The program provides an environment for comprehensive education and training in drug therapy and disease state management for patients in a collaborative ambulatory setting. The PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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 post-graduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Rotations

Required rotations for this program are:

  • Orientation (1 month)
  • Drug Information and Clinical Skills Development (1 month)
  • Anticoagulation Clinic and On-Call (Longitudinal)
  • Focused Care Transitions (1 month)
  • Advanced Heart Failure Clinic (1 month)
  • Ambulatory Oncology Clinic (1 month)
  • Emergency Medicine – Urgent Care (1 month)
  • Internal Medicine Clinic (1 month)
  • Pharmaceutical Care Services and Administration (1 month)
  • Practice Management (Longitudinal)
  • Preventative and Wellness Programs
  • (Blood Pressure Screenings, Health Fairs, Immunizations) (Longitudinal)
  • Outpatient Pharmacy Staffing (Longitudinal)

Elective rotations for this program are:

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Clinic
  • Solid Organ Transplant Clinic (Heart or Abdominal)
  • Chronic Care Specialty Center
  • Outpatient Pharmacy Practice Management

The specific program for each resident varies based upon the resident’s goals, interests, and previous experience. However, all residents are required to complete the above core rotations. The required rotations can be repeated and tailored to resident interests as an elective, or the resident may select from elective rotations experiences.

Accreditation status

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency conducted by Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA is accredited by ASHP.

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program

Program director: Michael Korczynski, PharmD, BCACP, CDE
Email: Michael.Korczynski@ahn.org
Program length: 1 year
Residents per year: 2

History and purpose

The program was established in 2010 and was most recently re-accredited by ASHP in 2014. The program focuses on chronic disease state management and exposure to diverse patient populations (clinical, social, and economic). 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 ambulatory care pharmacy.

Rotations

Core rotations for the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program include the following: 

  • Orientation (1 month)
  • Adult Internal Medicine (3 months)
  • Anticoagulation Clinic and On-Call (Longitudinal)
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Management (1 month)
  • Chronic Care Specialty Center (1 month)
  • Focused Care Transitions (1 month)
  • Outpatient Pharmacy Staffing (Longitudinal)
  • Practice Management Outpatient Pharmacy Services (1month)

The elective rotations include:

  • Ambulatory Oncology Clinic (1 month)
  • Emergency Medicine – Urgent Care (1 month)
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Clinic (1 month)
  • Solid Organ Transplant (Heart or Abdominal) (1 month)

The specific program for each resident varies based upon the resident’s goals, interests, and previous experience. However, all residents are required to complete the above core rotations. The required rotations can be repeated and tailored to resident interests as an elective, or the resident may select from elective rotations experiences.

Accreditation status

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency conducted by Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA is accredited by ASHP.

PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency Program

Program director: Nathan Verlinden, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Email: nathan.verlinden@ahn.org
Program length: 1 year
Residents per year: 1

History and purpose

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.

Rotations

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)
  • Pharmacokinetics   (Longitudinal)
  • Inpatient Pharmacy/Emergency Department Staffing (Longitudinal)
  • Code Response (Longitudinal)
  • Cardiology/Anticoagulation P&T Sub-committee (Longitudinal)
  • Practice Management & Practice Leadership (Longitudinal) 

Elective rotations for the PGY2 Cardiology Residency Program are:

  • Any core rotation
  • Heart Transplantation
  • General Cardiology Clinic
  • Neuro, Medical, or Trauma ICU
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Academia

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. 

Accreditation Status

The PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency conducted by Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA has applied for accreditation by ASHP.

Copyright © 2020 Allegheny Health Network. All rights reserved