Residency Programs at the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy first formed as one-year
academic and research fellowships to prepare pharmacists in practice for careers in
academia and eventually expanded into PGY1 programs in community and pharmacy practice
setting with all programs now being accredited through the American Society of Health
System Pharmacists and the American Pharmacist Association.
Residency Programs at Duquesne's School of Pharmacy seek to address changes in the
pharmacy profession, further educate student pharmacists and better facilitate the
transition to licensed pharmacist, and offer unique clinical experiences with experienced
practitioners and faculty.
Through a variety of PGY1 and PGY2 experiences in community, ambulatory, and acute
care, preceptors and program directors prepare program residents to advance the profession
of pharmacy by:
Serving as role models in advanced areas of practice to which they aspire
Training and challenging them to improve patient care through exposure to inter-professional
Mentoring through teaching experiences to educate pharmacy students in the future
Directing research projects that will enable them to contribute to the professional
Incentivizing them to further their own education and training to pursue PGY2 experiences,
and/or to secure future academic or clinical practice positions
PGY1 Community Pharmacy Practice Residency Match Code: 23048
The goal of the AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy and Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Community Pharmacy Practice Residency with a focus in specialty pharmacy is to
provide pharmacy residents with opportunities to develop the fundamental skills necessary
to excel in the specialty pharmacy environment.
The residency program is based at AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy located in Carnegie,
Pennsylvania. This premier specialty pharmacy location offers a variety of patient
care services to support patents who are managing chronic life-threatening or rare
conditions, including cancer, Crohn's disease, growth hormone disorders, multiple
sclerosis, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis, among others. The clinical pharmacists
at this site work closely with health care professionals, patient care coordinators,
insurance advocates and patients to meet the needs of the patient's medication therapy.
In addition, residents will gain insights on the pharmacy practice management issues
that can affect the delivery of care for patients taking specialty medications.
The residency is offered in partnership with Duquesne University School of Pharmacy.
This partnership allows the resident the opportunity to also gain experiences in health
and wellness services and develop the academic skills necessary to serve as an educator
and preceptor. As part of this residency program, the resident will actively participate
in educating Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy staff and some instructing of University
PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Match Code: 23036
The purpose of the PGY1 Community‐Based Pharmacy Residency Program is to build upon
the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community‐based
pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills
who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate
year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications. This will be accomplished
by advanced clinical practice in the management of medication therapy for various
ambulatory disease states in a variety of health care settings. The resident will
be proficient in achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as part of interdisciplinary
health care teams, demonstrate competence in communication and in educating other
health care professionals, patients, students and the community on drug related topics.
Residents will participate as preceptors with student pharmacists in advanced pharmacy
practice experiences (APPE) from the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. The resident
will demonstrate professional maturity by developing a personal philosophy of practice,
monitoring and evaluating their own performance and exhibiting commitment to the profession.
The resident will adhere to the Duquesne University Mission and Vision while supporting
the School of Pharmacy in their strategic plan.
A Duquesne University School of Pharmacy adjunct faculty member and clinical pharmacist
serves as the residency program director, and is actively engaged in the provision
of clinical services and scholarship related to community pharmacy practice. The resident
should be creative, highly motivated, and dedicated to advancing the profession of
pharmacy in the provision of pharmaceutical care services in community pharmacies/pharmacy
The School of Pharmacy is located in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition
to clinical responsibilities, the resident will be involved in teaching efforts in
didactic, ability based laboratory experiences, and advanced pharmacy practice experience
teaching of Doctor of Pharmacy candidates. Residents will also gain experience in
teaching and research methodologies. A research project of publishable and presentable
quality is required.
Application Deadline: January 8th
Residency Program Director: Elizabeth Bunk, Pharm.D. bunkeFREEDUQUESNE (412) 396-2155
PGY1 Community Practice Residency Match Code: 23035
PGY1 Community‐Based Pharmacy Residency Program Purpose: To build upon the Doctor
of Pharmacy(PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community‐based pharmacist practitioners
with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue
advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies
and professional certifications. Pharmacist residency education and training in community‐based
practice aims to develop pharmacy leaders who are capable of improving the health
of patients within the communities they serve. The primary purpose of this Standard
is to foster the development of community‐based pharmacist practitioners who are community‐focused
practice leaders, serving as an access point for care and having the skillset necessary
to provide quality generalist patient care services wherever health and medication
PGY1 Long-Term Care Pharmacy Residency Match Code:23044
This residency features a team-based approach to long-term care, blended with opportunities
in more traditional consultant pharmacy. The resident will develop expertise in various
disease states common to the long term care and assisted living setting including
but not limited to geriatric pharmacotherapy, post-acute care rehabilitation, dementia,
pain management and facilitating the transition of care from the acute care setting
to discharge. The resident/fellow shall refine overall clinical skills, actively participate
in selection of drug therapy, evaluate and monitor this therapy, provide resident
& family education, participate in interdisciplinary care rounds, provide professional
communications, and exhibit decision making and problem solving skills.
UPMC Mercy PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Match Code:777456
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education
and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical
pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents
with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and
integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision
of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete
an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them
for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible
for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area. This will
be accomplished through multiple advanced clinical practice experiences on internal
medicine, infectious diseases, medical ICU and transitions of care with a variety
of elective opportunities ranging from academia to emergency medicine. The resident
will aspend a rotation in the medical intensive care unit if a rotation has not been
completed in this setting as a PGY1.
The resident will participate as a preceptor with student pharmacists in advanced
pharmacy practice experiences (APPE) from the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy.
The resident will demonstrate professional maturity by developing a personal philosophy
of practice, monitoring and evaluating their own performance and exhibiting commitment
to the profession. The resident will adhere to the Duquesne University Mission and
Vision while supporting the School of Pharmacy in their strategic plan.
A Duquesne University School of Pharmacy faculty member and internal medicine clinical
pharmacy specialist serves as the residency program director, and is actively engaged
in the provision of clinical services and scholarship related to internal medicine
pharmacy practice. The resident should be highly motivated and dedicated to gaining
the skills to serve as a leader in the profession after completion of the program.
The School of Pharmacy is located in downtown Pittsburgh, just a 10 minute walk from
UPMC Mercy Hospital. In addition to clinical responsibilities, the resident will have
opportunities to teach at the University through lectures and labs and will serve
as a preceptor for advanced pharmacy practice experiences teaching of Doctor of Pharmacy
candidates. Residents will also gain experience in teaching and research methodologies.
A research project of publishable and presentable quality is required by completion
of the program.