Frequently Asked Questions (AM Care)

Which rotations do you offer? Which are required? 

A list of required and a partial list of available elective rotations is available on the Structure of the Residency page. In addition, rotations with other preceptors in either the TUH PGY1 or TUSP PGY2 residencies can be designed if there is an interest. 


Do your clinics have collaborative practice agreements?

Yes, there are several clinic that have collaborative practice agreements. These clinics include internal medicine, anticoagulation, HIV, Hep C, and neurology. As a requirement of the residency, you will also write a collaborative practice agreement. 


What is the hospital information system? Can I access it remotely?

The Temple University Health System uses Epic, and it can be used both off-campus and on wireless devices. 


Can the resident choose his or her own research project, or is it chosen by the program?

Residents are welcome to suggest projects and they will be considered. Typically, the resident is presented with a group of projects to choose from that have been “pre-vetted” for their ability to be completed during the residency year. While publication is not a requirement for the project, the completion of a project of publishable quality is. 


Have any of the residents published?

Past residents have published their research projects and/or presented their projects at national or international meetings. 


Can you tell me more about the medical mission?
This is an elective experience designed to allow the resident to participate in the activities associated with a medical mission clinic serving primarily in a pharmacy role.  The resident will have the opportunity to travel to an underserved area in the Caribbean for about one week to perform mission related activities. The medical mission is lead by a faculty member at Temple and you will be traveling with group of students, residents, and faculty. 


I see there is no staffing requirement. Can I ‘moonlight’?

Our policy allows residents to moonlight at either TUH or another facility after 120 days have elapsed, provided that the other job does not interfere with residency responsibilities and the total number of hours spent working does not violate duty hour limits. To moonlight at TUH, a position has to be available that the resident has to apply for. 


Do you have any internal candidates?

We have an early commitment process for PGY1 residents at Temple University Health System who are interested in the PGY2 residencies at the School. However, the process is completed before Midyear, and if the programs are recruiting at Midyear then no internal candidate was selected.


What are previous residents doing now?

Please take a look at the webpage regarding past residents.