IM Residency Structure

PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency






Program Structure

The PGY-2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency at Temple University School of Pharmacy (TUSP) provides the resident with an advanced education that fosters pharmacy leadership and excellence in patient care. The resident will work with experienced preceptors in a variety of inpatient and ambulatory care settings. Learning experiences build upon one another to promote professional growth and development of practice management skills. Residents serve a vital role within the multidisciplinary team and work to optimize patient care by implementing evidence-based treatment plans customized to the patients’ socioeconomic needs. The program has a strong transitions of care component and the resident will participate in the expansion of pharmacy services in this area. The role of the pharmacist as an educator is emphasized and the resident will have multiple teaching opportunities at TUSP in addition to experiential education precepting. Graduates of the program will be well-prepared to practice as a clinical specialist in internal medicine and sit for board certification.  

The Internal Medicine residency is a 12-month program funded by TUSP.  The resident will train within the Temple Health System with clinical rotations based at Temple University Hospital and the Medical Group Practice Clinic. Teaching experiences will be based at TUSP. 


Required Rotations

  • Orientation – 5 weeks
  • Inpatient Internal Medicine I – 6 weeks
  • Inpatient Internal Medicine II (Advanced therapeutics and transitions of care) - 6 weeks
  • Inpatient Internal Medicine III (Practice management and precepting) – 6 weeks
  • Internal Medicine Clinic (Ambulatory Care) – 6 weeks
  • Critical Care - 6 weeks 

Elective Rotations

6 week blocks unless otherwise noted. Resident selects 3 experiences – 2 block and 1 longitudinal. 

  • Inpatient Neurology 
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Geriatrics
  • Stroke Clinic – Longitudinal 1 day per week for 12 weeks
  • Endocrine clinic – Longitudinal 1 day per week for 12 weeks

Educational Experiences

  • Prepare and present 1 didactic lecture in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Neurology/Psychiatry module.
  • Serve as an IPPE preceptor.
  • Serve as a co-instructor in Pharmacy Care Recitation II in the fall semester.
  • Serve as a primary instructor in Pharmacy Care Recitation II in the spring semester.
  • Prepare and present 1 lecture to medical interns in their pharmacy lecture series
  • Other opportunities exist, including teaching in elective courses and lecturing in physician's assistant courses at Philadelphia University.

Professional Experiences

  • Writing and submission of a review article or case report for publication
  • Sit on a Temple University Hospital or Temple School of Pharmacy committee.
  • Complete a IM-related project suitable for publication
  • Attend professional meetings.

There is no staffing requirement.