The Pharmacy Residency Program at St. Luke’s offers the resident the opportunity to grow and learn in an innovative, dynamic environment. Our residents are exposed to a variety of practice areas and are taught by an enthusiastic faculty. Our residents have access to integrated systems, excellent resources and multiple health care team members all working together to provide quality care to all of the patients we serve.
PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
The St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) PGY1-Pharmacy Residency will begin with graduate medical education/hospital orientation. The residency ends on June 30th.
During orientation, residents will rotate through various pharmacy department areas and develop skills required for the provision of services provided by the department. Residents will additionally attend “boot camps” for designated specialty areas.
Rotations begin the Monday following orientation and will follow the Wilkes University APPE schedule. Required rotations include the following:
Medical Intensive Care Unit
Longitudinal experiences include:
Medication Use Evaluation
Teaching and Learning
Residents will have 3 rotations available for electives. No more than 3 rotations can occur in a similar practice area (eg, critical care) and at least 2/3 of the year will be spent in direct patient care learning experiences. Additional rotations may be developed based on resident interests and preceptor availability. Elective rotations currently being offered are:
Infectious Diseases Rounding
Neurological Intensive Care Unit
Older Adult Behavioral Health
Surgical Critical Care/Trauma
Younger Adult Behavioral Health
All applicants must meet the following criteria:
Pennsylvania pharmacist licensure (must obtain by October 1)
Please review the pharmacist licensure requirements on the Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy web site
Graduation from an accredited school of pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy degree
Ability to fulfill a one-year commitment to complete the residency program
The Residency Program utilizes the PhORCAS system for applications. The application deadline is the first Friday of January (e.g., for 2023, January 6th). The following application materials are required:
Official academic transcripts
Letter of intent
Three professional letters of recommendation
The residency program director reserves the right to request copies of narrative comments from completed APPE rotations as well as specific information about course curriculum and content.
The residency selection committee will contact candidates for an on-site interview.
St. Luke's University Health Network is a tertiary teaching heath care system located in Eastern Pennsylvania. We are currently a 12 hospital system and routinely ranked among one of the top teaching hospitals in the country.