RxPartners, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in collaboration offer a PGY2 specialty residency program in Geriatrics. Through this program, the resident will develop skills to design and deliver direct patient care and specialized pharmacy services as part of a collaborative practice environment; develop teaching and assessment skills; and develop research skills through the design, implementation, assessment, and publication of a practice-based research project. This program prepares residents to become fully integrated members of the interdisciplinary geriatric team, to make complex pharmacotherapy decisions, assist with complicated transitions of care, and to serve as a clinical content expert, educator, and researcher. The PGY2 Geriatric Residency program provides a wide variety of opportunities to practice within geriatric ambulatory care, long-term care, acute/palliative care, and management. Electives are also available in geriatric psychiatry and Mastery of Teaching Certificate is available. It is highly recommended the resident have availability to a vehicle for transportation to the multiple learning sites. Additional details can be found at: http://www.pharmacy.pitt.edu/programs/residency/residency_index.php.
About University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)/University of Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh campus serves as the home of both the University of Pittsburgh and its partner, UPMC. One of the leading nonprofit health systems in the United States, UPMC and its member hospitals collaborate with Pitt's schools of the health sciences to advance the quality and efficiency of transplantation, oncology, and psychiatry, among other specialties.
The University of Pittsburgh is a leader in education, clinical care, and research – ranking number four in overall NIH funding – a universally recognized benchmark of research excellence. Pitt is ranked #18 in top Public Schools according to Forbes list and is among the top universities in the world. U.S. News ranks Pitt as among one of the top best global universities and best schools for Pharmacology ranking 9th for best graduate school for pharmacy.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy is in partnership with UPMC which is a truly cohesive health delivery system, with centers of excellence in transplant, cancer, neurosurgery, psychiatry, rehab, geriatrics, and women’s health. It has top-ranked hospitals and service lines. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside is ranked #1 in Pennsylvania and #15 in the nation, ...and is one of only nine hospitals ranked in the nation’s top 20 of America’s Best Hospitals for 10 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is ranked in the nation’s top 10 of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.