Residencies and Fellowships

Mission Statements

The mission of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration post-graduate residency training programs is to prepare Doctor of Pharmacy graduates to be independent practitioners of clinical pharmacy and to assume the roles and responsibilities for direct patient care.

The mission of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP) Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration post-graduate clinical research fellowship training programs is to prepare the pharmacy practitioner to become an independent clinical researcher.

The mission of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration one and two-year post-graduate industry fellowship training programs is to prepare the industry fellow to succeed in a competitive environment within the pharmaceutical industry, and to assume roles and responsibilities in areas such as Medical Information, Medical Affairs, Marketing or Regulatory Affairs, depending on program. The industry fellow will gain a deeper understanding of the patient care process and the ability to apply that knowledge when making decisions or implementing programs that affect patients.

Our unique position within the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy also prepares the trainee to teach knowledge, skills and attitudes to Doctor of Pharmacy and other healthcare students in the classroom and pharmacist practice settings.


Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1)

Post graduate year one (PGY1) of pharmacy residency training is an organized, directed, accredited program that builds upon knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities gained from an accredited pharmacy curriculum. The first-year residency program enhances general competencies in managing medication-use systems and supports optimal medication therapy outcomes for patients with a broad range of disease states.

The PGY1 Residency Program Director is Dr. Jane F. Bowen, PharmD, BCPS. The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program provides opportunities to accelerate growth in direct patient care and practice management beyond entry-level professional competence and to further the development of leadership skills. Residents complete rotations in adult medicine, critical care, infectious diseases, pediatrics, ambulatory care, health-system management, research project management/manuscript writing, clinical teaching, and three patient care electives.. Residents will complete a Teaching Certificate Program. This program prepares residents for patient care positions, instructor level faculty positions and a PGY2 residency in an area of their choice.

Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2)

Post graduate year two (PGY2) of pharmacy residency training is an organized, directed program that builds upon the competencies established in postgraduate year one of residency training.

The PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Residency program at PCP is designed to further refine skills attained during a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency. The goal of the residency program is to produce a practitioner with the ability to deliver pharmaceutical care to a diverse inpatient and outpatient patient population. Resident activities will include participation as a member of a multidisciplinary team in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings and completion of a longitudinal research project. The resident will participate in didactic and experiential education of Doctor of Pharmacy students and will complete a teaching certificate program.


Pharmaceutical Industry Practice and Education Fellowship with Emphasis in Medical Information/Clinical Practice

This dual-setting fellowshipis organized to provide experiences leading to advanced professional skills in medical and scientific information for pharmacists wishing to pursue a career in drug information in the pharmaceutical industry or academic setting. Residents participate in didactic teaching at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. At Ortho McNeil Janssen, Scientific Affairs, residents will be an integral team member in the Medical Information & Communications department.

Pharmaceutical Industry Practice and Education Fellowship with Emphasis in Medical Information, Regulatory Affairs, and Professional Marketing

This unique fellowship program is based at McNeil Consumer Healthcare – the world’s largest over-the-counter medicines company. While at McNeil, the resident will be an integral team member of the Medical Information, Medical Affairs, Regulatory and Marketing departments. In Medical Information, the resident will develop expertise in literature analysis, writing of standard response materials, and communication with healthcare professionals. In Medical Affairs, residents will develop skills in new product development, claims substantiation, the design and conduct of clinical trials and the overall assessment and application of science as a competitive advantage as it relates to McNeil’s products. While in Marketing, the resident will develop competency in general business management, marketing strategy development, and professional communications. The resident will be exposed to agency management as well as the creative development process. A rotation in Regulatory Affairs will afford the Resident the opportunity to work on high-level cross-functional projects with a focus on our regulatory strategy and communications, labeling, and chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC) strategy. All rotations will include support of our company’s major products, including Tylenol, Motrin, Pediacare, Benadryl, Sudafed, Imodium and Zyrtec.

Value Added Activities

All PCP fellows and residents participate in the following activities, which foster professional growth and development:

  • Leadership and professional development discussion Series, including Whitney Award lecture discussions (often in person with the award winner!)
  • Pharmacy leadership book club
  • Workshops on statistics, research design and data analysis
  • Discussion groups on poster creation and manuscript writing
  • Journal club and/or case presentations
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