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Residency Programs

PGY1 pharmacy residency program – acute care focus

Program Director: Rebecca Nick-Dart, PharmD, BCPS
Email: Rebecca.Nick-Dart@ahn.org
Program Length: 1 year
Residents per year: 3

History and purpose

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program – Acute Care Focus was first accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 2002 and most recently reaccredited in 2016. 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 (2 weeks)
  • Cardiology (1 month)
  • Consultative Services (1 month and Longitudinal)
  • Critical Care (1 month)
  • Emergency Medicine (1month)
  • Infectious Diseases (1 month)
  • Internal Medicine (1 month)
  • Pediatrics/Neonatology (1 month)
  • Practice Management (Longitudinal)
  • Inpatient Pharmacy Staffing (1 month and Longitudinal)
  • Advanced Staffing and Medication Safety (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 above can be repeated and tailored to resident interests as an elective, or the resident may select from elective rotations below.

Elective rotation options - Two 1-month rotations

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Pain/Palliative Care
  • Teaching/Academia
  • Administration

Accreditation status

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency conducted by Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, PA is accredited by ASHP.

PGY1 pharmacy residency program – ambulatory focus

Program Director: Erica Greene, PharmD, BCPS
Email: Erica.Greene@ahn.org
Program Length: 1 year
Residents per year: 2

History and purpose

The Program was established in 2021 and is currently in candidate accreditation status with ASHP. The program provides an environment for comprehensive education and training in drug therapy and disease state management for patients in a collaborative setting. The program includes a variety of ambulatory and inpatient rotations with an emphasis on transitions of care. 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 post-graduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Rotations

Required rotations for this program are:

  • Orientation (6 weeks)
  • Care Partner Clinic (2 months)
  • Emergency Department/Urgent Care (1 month)
  • Internal Medicine (1 month)
  • Outpatient Oncology (1 month)
  • Primary Care and Comprehensive Medication Review (1 month)
  • Transitions of Care - Heart Failure/Acute MI (1 month)
  • Transitions of Care - Meds to Beds (1 month)
  • Anticoagulation Consultative Services (Longitudinal)
  • Family Medicine Diabetes Clinic (Longitudinal)
  • Practice Management (Longitudinal)
  • Outpatient 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 can be repeated and tailored to resident interests as an elective, or the resident may select from elective rotations experiences.

Elective rotation options - 2 months

  • Transitions of Care/Medication Reconciliation
  • Teaching/Academia
  • Pain/Palliative Care
  • Infectious Disease

Accreditation status

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency conducted by Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, PA is in candidate status with ASHP.