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UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside is an academic learning center and serves as the flagship hospital system for UPMC. Located in the heart of Oakland, UPMC Presbyterian is an adult medical-surgical referral hospital and a site of ongoing research and graduate programs in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh. Our hospital is a renowned center for organ transplantation and a recognized leader in cardiology with specialties in Cardiothoracic surgery, Critical care medicine, Trauma services, and Neurosurgery. Presbyterian is designated as a Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center, a nationally certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, and as a Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center.
UPMC Shadyside is a nationally ranked, 520-bed non-profit, tertiary, teaching hospital located in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. UPMC Shadyside is a part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and grouped in with the flagship UPMC Presbyterian. The hospital is near UPMC's flagship campus which houses Presbyterian and Montefiore. As the hospital is a teaching hospital, it is affiliated with University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The hospital has an emergency room to handle emergencies, with a rooftop helipad to transport critical patients to and from the hospital. UPMC Shadyside houses the flagship campus of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, a nationally ranked cancer hospital.
Practicing at one of the nation’s leading health centers, the program prides itself on its historic relationship with The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, and offers a unique Mastery of Teaching Recognition, as well as ample opportunities to precept learners. With such a wide variety of opportunities to pursue, the program makes deliberate efforts to understand the passions of its learners and prepare them to enter the workforce among the top in their fields. Program graduates have a storied history of success given the wide variety of opportunities available and continue to advance the profession with each generation of learners.
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care – Presbyterian – Additional Specifics
The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside develops independent ambulatory care pharmacists that are leaders in collaborative practice models with physicians and interprofessional teams. Program graduates will be well prepared to manage the diverse medication and health related needs of patients in the ambulatory setting; be highly skilled to design and deliver educational programs to students and practicing health care professionals; and be prepared to perform practice-based research. All program graduates will be competitive in obtaining a position within an ambulatory clinic, institutional-based physician practice, or community-based physician’s office, as well as clinical faculty position at the level of assistant professor at school of pharmacy or medicine and obtain board certification. The program provides residents with learning experiences in a variety of practice settings. This provides the resident ability to develop patient care and program management skills within different practice models, including specialty-focused and general medicine.
Program Contact: Deanne Hall, PharmD, CDCES, BCACP (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care & Global Health – Additional Specifics
This program trains pharmacist-practitioners with specialized skills and practice in primary care, health equity, and global health. Residents work longitudinally with safety net health organizations to develop and deploy patient care and supportive services to meet and address the structural foundations that influence the health needs of historically and systemically marginalized and underserved communities and populations both in Pittsburgh and abroad. The aim of this program is for the resident to develop skills to design and deliver direct patient care and pharmacy services in resource limited settings in a collaborative practice environment; develop teaching and assessment skills; and develop research skills through the design, implementation, assessment, and publication of a research project. We train practitioners who are empathic, creative, and contextually sensitive in solving problems for all people, regardless of resources.
Program Contact: Karen Pater, PharmD, CDCES, BCACP (email@example.com)
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care Shadyside Family Medicine – Additional Specifics
The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Program at UPMC Shadyside emphasizes primary care family medicine and provides residents with learning experiences in a variety of patient populations at a home base site, emphasizing continuity and depth of experience. This provides the resident opportunities to develop deep practice ownership and longer-term caring relationships in primary care populations, including specialty subpopulations cared for within primary care settings (e.g., HIV, substance use disorders, hepatitis C, diabetes, home visits, precision medicine/genomics). The main site of patient care is UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center, a large family medicine residency practice. Required specialty clinic experiences include a block rotation in HIV primary/specialty care at the Pittsburgh AIDS Center for Treatment and a 6-month longitudinal experience in primary/specialty Precision Medicine Clinic, which is a hybrid of genomics and family medicine. Inpatient family medicine experience focusing on transitions of care is available. In addition to patient care activities, residents will conduct a research/quality improvement project and have a variety of teaching experiences, including both requirements and opportunities focusing on physician residency faculty development. Project supports from both pharmacy and family medicine are available, as well as the optional Mastery of Teaching program.
Program Contact: Stephanie L. Ballard, PharmD, BCPS (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Geriatrics – Additional Specifics
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 and educator. The PGY2 Geriatric Residency program provides a wide variety of opportunities to practice within geriatric ambulatory care, long-term care, palliative care/hospice, and management. Electives are also available in geriatric psychiatry and a Mastery of Teaching Certificate is available. It is highly recommended the resident have availability to a vehicle for transportation to the multiple learning sites.
Program Contact: Christine M. Ruby, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP
Visit us at PPS 2023!
Several program representatives will be available for brief on-site and virtual interviews in Anaheim during the 2023 Personnel Placement Service. Please use the scheduling portal to request a 30-minute meeting or reach out to Deanne Hall (email@example.com) if you have any immediate technical/program-related questions.
UPMC is a world-renowned, nonprofit health care provider and insurer committed to delivering exceptional, people-centered care and community services. Headquartered in Pittsburgh and affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC is shaping the future of health through clinical and technological innovation, research, and education. Dedicated to advancing the well-being of our diverse communities, we provide more than $1 billion every year in community benefits, more than any other health system in Pennsylvania. Our 95,000 employees — including more than 5,000 physicians — care for patients across 40 hospitals and 800 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites in Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland, as well as overseas. UPMC Insurance Services covers 4.5 million members with a focus on providing the highest-quality care at the most affordable price.
UPMC offers an array of training opportunities in the adult medical/surgical, critical care, and ambulatory care settings. UPMC Department of Pharmacy provides contemporary pharmaceutical care and is on the leading edge in establishing and evaluating alternative models of care. The Medical Center serves... as a primary teaching site for Pharm.D. students and is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.
The School of Pharmacy, a leader and innovator in education, practice and research, is one of 16 schools/colleges located on the Oakland campus, which includes the six schools of the health sciences. Pitt Pharmacy ranks #10 among schools of pharmacy in total research funding and is known as an innovator in research, education and practice. Pitt Pharmacy partners with UPMC, one of the leading integrated health care delivery networks in the country, to provide state-of-the-art pharmacy services and patient care. The Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics is integrated with UPMC and together support the leadership and management of pharmacy services as well as clinical programs including Antibiotic Management Program, Ambulatory Care Programs, Medicine, Pharmacogenomics, Palliative Care, Oncology, Transplantation, Critical Care, and Cardiology. The Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics is home to the Grace Lamsam Pharmacy Program for the Underserved. In partnership with UPMC, the department is home to twelve accredited residency programs, plus twelve pharmacy fellowship training programs. For more information about the School of Pharmacy, visit http://www.pharmacy.pitt.edu.