Pharmacy Postgraduate Residencies

The Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration supports postgraduate training in the form of residencies. These programs prepare Doctor of Pharmacy graduates to be independent practitioners of clinical pharmacy, and to assume the roles and responsibilities for direct patient care.  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.

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 and contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. The goal of the residency program is to produce a practitioner with the ability to deliver pharmaceutical care to a diverse patient population and to provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy.  Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in that practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).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.


James M. Hollands
Vice Chair and Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 


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