Frequently Asked Questions


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. 


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?

The current resident is working on a project with the intent of submitting it for publication. All residents have presented research projects at national meetings.


Can the resident serve on committees at the hospital? At the School?

The resident will serve on a transitions of care committee at TUH.  Resident interest in serving on other committees at TUSP or TUH may be considered. Residents attend meetings of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at TUSP but typically do not serve on departmental committees.


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 accept 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.