Residencies and Fellowships

Overview

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USciences) is an independent institution of higher education with a commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service.

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP), one of the four colleges comprising the university, has the distinction of being the first school of pharmacy in the North America. The Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration, within the college, supports post-graduate training in the form of residencies and fellowship programs. These programs offer trainees the opportunity to gain the skills, knowledge and experience in pursuit of a specialized career in pharmacy. In addition, the program offers opportunities to teach knowledge, skills and professionalism to Doctor of Pharmacy and other healthcare students in both the classroom and practice settings.

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.

Residencies

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.

Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Community Pharmacy Residency

The PGY1 community pharmacy residency is designed to provide a pharmacist with the skills, knowledge, and experience to develop, implement, and deliver community-based advanced patient care services. This will be achieved through direct patient care activities, interprofessional collaboration, as well as leadership development. An emphasis will be placed on developing the teaching and communication skills necessary to provide education to patients, healthcare providers, and other learners. Upon successful completion of this program, the resident will be prepared to enter a PGY2 residency, adjunct faculty position, transition of care/discharge position or an advanced practice community pharmacist position. The resident will also participate in didactic and experiential education of Doctor of Pharmacy students and will complete a teaching certificate program.

Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) Critical Care and Pharmacotherapy Residencies

The PGY2 Critical Care Residency and PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Residency programs at PCP are 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 patient population. Resident activities will include participation as a member of a multidisciplinary team in a variety of patient care 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.

Clinical Research Fellowships

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.

Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships

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. The industry fellow will gain a deeper understanding of the patient care process within industry and how it applies to their specific role within industry

Janssen Scientific Affairs, a Division of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Family of Companies
Medical Information/Clinical Practice

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, in conjunction with Janssen Scientific Affairs (JSA), offers a two-year Pharmaceutical Industry Practice and Education Fellowship designed to foster professional development and advance skills in Medical and scientific Information and communications. This program is organized to provide experiences leading to advanced professional skills for pharmacists wishing to pursue a career in drug information in the pharmaceutical industry or academic setting.

The program, based in the company’s Titusville, NJ and Horsham, PA facilities, focuses in the area of Medical Information, but there are opportunities to participate in cross-functional meetings with other departments to gain a broader understanding of the pharmaceutical business. Fellows also have the opportunity to apply their clinical and industry knowledge in a clinical practice setting at a local teaching institution.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a Division of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Family of Companies
Medical Information and Regulatory Affairs

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, in conjunction with McNeil Consumer Healthcare, offers a one-year Pharmaceutical Industry Practice and Education Fellowship that fosters professional development and training within Medical communication and regulatory affairs.

The program, based at the Fort Washington, PA campus of McNeil Consumer Healthcare, is divided into two six-month rotations designed to advance professional skills in Medical Information and regulatory affairs. While in Medical Information, the fellow has an opportunity to develop expertise in literature analysis, writing of standard response materials, and communication with healthcare professionals. While in regulatory affairs, the fellow has an opportunity to work on high-level cross-functional projects with a focus on regulatory strategy and communications, labeling, manufacturing and controls (CMC) strategy. An option to extend the fellowship for an additional year for additional training and specialization is available.

Professional Development

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

  • Leadership discussions with professional leaders
  • Research series (biostatistics refresher, training in study design and analysis, others)
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