Residency Programs

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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).

 

Read about current opportunities:

Postgraduate Year Two (PGY-2) Infectious Diseases (ID) Residency at Temple University School of Pharmacy

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. This residency is ASHP accredited.

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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. This residency is ASHP accredited.

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 Internal Medicine at Temple University School of Pharmacy

The PGY-2 Residency in Internal Medicine at Temple University School of Pharmacy is designed to train pharmacists to provide individualized care to adult medicine patients. The resident will gain an understanding of the gaps that exist in care when moving from one setting to another and work alongside a multidisciplinary team to optimize medication therapy, reduce prescription cost burden, enhance medication compliance, and prevent hospital readmission.  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.  In addition, the resident will participate in the development of pharmacy services focused on care transitions. The program is has a strong teaching component and is well suited for those with an interest in being a pharmacy educator. This residency program is an ASHP-accreditation Candidate.

 

For further information or questions, please contact:  

Marissa Cavaretta, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Program Director, PGY-2 Residency in Internal Medicine
Temple University School of Pharmacy
3307 North Broad Street | Philadelphia, PA 19140
E-mail: marissa.cavaretta@temple.edu
Phone: 215-707-0795 | Fax: 215-707-8326

 

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

This program is designed for pharmacists seeking advanced training in critical care and is administered by a partnership between Temple University Health Systems and Temple University School of Pharmacy. The PGY2 Residency in Critical Care provides the resident with an advanced education and is designed to develop expertise in providing individualized evidence-based care to critically ill patients in a variety of intensive care unit settings. Graduating residents will have the clinical skills needed to be knowledgeable, confident clinicians that are able to provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based pharmacotherapy care to intensive care unit patients. The rotations and longitudinal projects are designed to facilitate the development of practice management skills, optimize healthcare using evidence-based approaches and contribute to pharmacy student education. The role of the pharmacist as an educator is emphasized and the resident will have multiple teaching opportunities in large and small classroom settings in addition to experiential education precepting. Additionally, the resident will be responsible for implementing a research project to be presented at local and national meetings. The program is particularly suited for those with an interest in clinical and didactic teaching. Core rotations include, Medical/Respiratory Intensive Care Unit I (6 weeks), Medical/Respiratory Intensive Care Unit II (6 weeks), Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit (6 weeks), and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (6 weeks). Elective experiences include emergency medicine, neurology/neurosurgery intensive care and infectious disease consult. This residency program is an ASHP-accreditation Candidate.

 

For further information or questions, please contact:  

Christina Rose, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Professor in Pharmacy Practice
Program Director, PGY2 Residency in Critical Care
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Critical Care
Temple University School of Pharmacy
3307 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Office Phone: 215-707-8057
Email: rosecm@temple.edu

 

 

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 the specific specialty area
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Must be Board-eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania

 

Benefits:

  • Professional meeting attendance
  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • 10 days paid vacation
  • 10 sick days
  • Office space and computer
  • Lab coat

 

To apply to any of the programs, submit the standard application materials through Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

 

Application deadline: January 2nd

 

 

Additional Residency Opportunities:

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.