West Penn Hospital Pharmacy Residency

About the program

Program Director: David Jordan, Pharm D, BCPS
Program Length: 1 year
Residents per year: 2
Status: Candidate Status

Program description

The West Penn PGY-1 residency program conducted in an ambulatory environment develops clinical skills in a variety of direct patient care settings to help prepare a resident for clinical practice of a PGY-2 residency. The resident will have the opportunity for exposure in multiple ambulatory services and internal medicine services that will foster development of clinical skills, teaching skills, and leadership. Residents will work in a collaborative academic environment.

Mission and purpose

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 postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. 

The one year residency program will enhance the knowledge and skills developed from the residents’ respective Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program and help contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist focused on managing ambulatory care patients. Pharmacists who have successfully completed the program will be eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.



  • Orientation
  • Outpatient Pharmacy
  • Care Partner Clinic
  • Inpatient Internal Medicine
  • Outpatient Internal Medicine
  • Chronic Care Specialty Center
  • Investigational Drug Service
  • Administration


  • Outpatient Oncology
  • Autoimmunity Clinic
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Chronic Care Specialty Center 2

Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Teaching and precepting
  • Leadership
  • Professional development and project management
  • Health screenings and outreach events
  • Research Project
  • Continuing Education Presentation

Accreditation status

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency conducted by West Penn Hospital is in candidate status with ASHP.