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Mainline Pharmacy

PGY1 Community Pharmacy Practice Residency

This one-year, post-Pharm.D. residency provides the opportunity for advancement and experiences in a variety of community pharmacy focus areas. The resident will gain the experience, understanding and proficiency to operate an independent community pharmacy. In addition, the resident will gain useful clinical knowledge and skills through experience to prepare the resident to practice as a clinical pharmacist in community pharmacy beyond the traditional model of dispensing pharmacy practice.

Mainline Pharmacy is an independent community pharmacy with five community pharmacy locations and one long-term care pharmacy offering a spectrum of services to their patients, such as:

  • Medication synchronization
  • Compliance packaging services
  • Medication therapy management (MTM)
  • Immunizations, clinical education
  • Disease management programs
  • Point-of-care testing

Mainline Pharmacy Specialty Care offers the full array of specialty pharmacy medications and services to its patients. Mainline Pharmacy also provides stand alone services including sterile and non-sterile compounding and infusion. In addition, durable medical equipment including diabetic supplies, wheelchairs, walkers, lift chairs, and CPAP and BiPAP are all provided by Mainline Pharmacy for their patients. Mainline Pharmacy also works with area physicians on clinical pharmacy programs including annual wellness visits, transitional care management, and chronic care management. Mainline Pharmacy stands apart from other independent community pharmacies with the all-in-one approach to community pharmacy care.

Mainline Pharmacy's PGY1 resident will have the full support of the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. The partnership between Mainline Pharmacy and Duquesne University will provide the resident with every experience necessary to develop teaching and research skills necessary to serve as an educator and preceptor of student pharmacists. The resident will also have the opportunity to gain additional clinical and research experiences in partnership with the university if he or she so chooses. A teaching certificate is an optional component for completion during the residency. Residents will participate as preceptors with student pharmacists in advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE) courses from the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy.

Mainline Pharmacy is located in Cambria County, Pennsylvania approximately one hour east of Pittsburgh, which serves as the home to the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. 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.


  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree
  • Pharmacist licensure in the state of Pennsylvania and licensure for Authorization to Administer Injectables in the state of Pennsylvania by September 30.


This certificate is an optional component for completion of the residency. For residents interested in receiving the teaching certificate, the following requirements must be met: Successful completion of Teaching Methods Course completion, a working teaching philosophy and teaching portfolio, and small group teaching in the School of Pharmacy.

The resident must declare "Intent to Pursue Teaching Certificate" by emailing the residency program director prior to August 1. A teaching certificate will be issued to those residents completing all requirements at the Residency Appreciation Dinner at the conclusion of the program.


The resident's salary is competitive. Benefits include: health care coverage, paid holidays, and travel stipend.


Interested applicants should provide a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts and three letters of reference.

Applications should be submitted through the PhorCAS System: https://portal.phorcas.org/

For information on the residency program, contact the residency program director:

Brian J. Sidone, Pharm.D.
Pharmacy Director
Mainline Pharmacy
3720 New Germany Rd
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Phone: 814.472.9390 Fax: 814.472.1166