Residency Program

Become a Resident

More and more students who graduate with degrees in Pharmacy are finding it useful to participate in postgraduate residency programs that expose them to the everyday challenges and rewards of pharmacy.

The School of Pharmacy currently offers two residency programs during postgraduate years one and two (PGY1 and PGY2) in affiliation with Temple University Health System (TUHS).

These programs are accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and are available to Pharm.D. graduates from Temple or other schools. To apply, submit the standard application materials through Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

Read about current opportunities:

Infectious Diseases (ID) Residency

This program is designed for PGY2 pharmacists seeking advanced training in infectious diseases and is administered by a partnership between Temple University Health Systems and Temple University School of Pharmacy.

Those candidates with an interest in clinical and didactic teaching will find this residency program particularly valuable, as the role of the pharmacist as an educator is emphasized.

This partnership gives rise to a variety of clinical and educational opportunities. Residents will help ID pharmacists provide services to an ID consult team, administer an antimicrobial stewardship program and run an HIV clinic.

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Postgraduate Year Two (PGY-2) Ambulatory Care Residency at Temple University School of Pharmacy

This residency provides a comprehensive experience in a variety of ambulatory care settings with an emphasis in service and teaching. The program enables residents to confidently assume a clinical role and to become efficient educators for patients, healthcare professionals, and students. Core rotations include internal medicine, anticoagulation, renal/heart transplantation, pain management/oncology, and ID/HIV.  The resident will serve as a preceptor for PharmD students and take part in didactic teaching and facilitating a therapeutics recitation course. Additionally, the resident will be responsible for implementing a research project to be presented at local and national meetings.

 

To be considered, applicants must have:

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Completed or in the process of completing an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency or possess equivalent experience
  • Agreed to participate in the ASHP/NMS Pharmacy Residency Match

Application requirements:

  • Letter of intent that describes your experiences to-date and your desire to practice in ambulatory care
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Must be Board-eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania

Applications must be submitted via PhORCAS

Application deadline: January 9, 2017

Benefits:

  • Professional meeting attendance (typically ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting + Eastern States)
  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • 10 days paid vacation
  • 10 sick days
  • Office space and computer
  • Lab coat

 

For further information or questions, please contact:  

Nima M. Patel-Shori, PharmD,BCACP
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Program Director, PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency
University Coordinator, ACME Sav-on Pharmacies//Temple University PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency
Temple University School of Pharmacy
3307 North Broad Street | Philadelphia, PA 19140
215-707-2319 | 215-707-8326 fax
 

 

PGY-2 Residency in Transitions of Care at Temple University School of Pharmacy

The PGY-2 Residency in Transitions of Care is designed to give the resident a clinical education focused on enhancing the quality of patient care across the healthcare system. The resident will gain an understanding of the gaps that exist in care when moving from one setting to another and participate in programs to optimize medication therapy, reduce prescription cost burden, improve medication compliance, and reduce hospital readmission.  In addition, the resident will aid in the development of new pharmacy services focused on care transitions. The resident will work in the inpatient, ambulatory, long-term care, and community care settings as well as in population health management at the Temple Access Center. The goal of the program is to provide the resident with the skills necessary to be an effective member of the multidisciplinary team and lead a transition of care program. Teaching is a strong component of the program, and the resident will be required to teach in both large and small group settings in addition to precepting students on IPPE and APPE rotations.

 

Benefits:

  • Professional meeting attendance, including the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 10 days paid vacation
  • 10 sick days
  • Office space and computer
  • Lab coat

To be considered, applicants must have:

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Completed or in the process of completing an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency or possess equivalent experience
  • Agreed to participate in the ASHP/NMS Pharmacy Residency Match
  • An active pharmacy license in PA or be eligible for licensure

Application must include:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation

 

Applications must be submitted via PhORCAS

 

Application deadline: January 9, 2017

 

 

Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Community Residency at Acme Sav-on Pharmacies/New Albertsons Inc/Temple University School of Pharmacy

Acme Sav-on Pharmacies is part of a nationwide food and drug retailer with 1 position available in Pennsylvania affiliated with Temple University. This community pharmacy residency program provides a wide array of opportunities to ensure your thorough professional development and is divided into seven core areas: (1) direct patient care; (2) new service development, which includes developing and implementing a new clinical service; (3) community-based research project; (4) teaching; (5) corporate leadership and management; (6) workflow; (7) pharmacy informatics. Through active participation in educational opportunities in the community, corporate, and academic settings, graduates of this program will have the clinical and management skills necessary to operate a profitable pharmacy, while providing financially sound patient care and chronic condition management services. The resident will also engage in a range of activities that develop leadership and teaching skills. Our curriculum-based education approach ensures that our graduates will gain the leadership skills necessary to be adaptable to the ever-changing practice of pharmacy. 

For further information, go to ASHP online residency directory.