PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Residency | University of the Sciences | Philadelphia, PA
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PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Residency 

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences/Cooper University Hospital

ASHP Accreditation Status: Accredited

National Matching Service Code: 761662

Program Overview

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. 

The competency areas, goals and objectives of the program are those of the ASHP-accredited PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Residency program.

Learning Sites

Cooper University Hospital

Most of the PGY2 resident learning experiences are offered at Cooper University Hospital (CUH) in Camden, NJ. CUH is a 635-licensed bed, not for profit academic medical center offering more than 75 specialty services. Cooper University Health Care serves as Southern New Jersey’s major tertiary-care referral hospital for specialized services and includes the following signature programs: Level I Southern New Jersey Regional Trauma Center, the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, the Cooper Heart Institute, the Cooper Bone & Joint Institute, the Cooper Neurosciences Institute and Critical Care. Cooper is also home to The Children’s Regional Hospital, the only state-designated children’s hospital in South Jersey. Cooper offers more than 70 outpatient offices throughout the southern New Jersey region and is a core teaching hospital for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP) at USciences is the oldest college of pharmacy in the United States. Since its origin in 1821, the College has continued to be a leader in pharmacy education. In addition to the flagship program, the entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy degree, pharmacy-related baccalaureate programs are offered in the areas of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology and Toxicology and Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business. PCP also offers graduate degrees in Pharmaceutics (MS, PhD), Pharmacology and Toxicology (MS, PhD), and Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business (MBA). Other related degrees or certificates provided by the University include: Biomedical Writing (MS), and Bioinformatics (MS).

Learning Experiences

An individualized schedule will be tailored to the needs and interests of the resident. Goals and objectives will be developed for each rotation. Learning experiences are completed at Cooper University Hospital or other affiliated institutions, including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.


  • Adult Internal Medicine I and II
  • Ambulatory Care I and II
  • Primary preceptor for APPE student(s) during Adult Internal Medicine III
  • Academia
  • Critical Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Longitudinal Interprofessional Eductation (IPE) Student-Run Clinic (experiential teaching)

Ambulatory Care Learning Experience Options:

  • HIV Clinic
  • Internal Medicine Clinic
  • Population Health
  • Transitions of Care Clinic

Electives (based on interest and availability):

  • Required learning experiences can be repeated
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Trauma/Surgery ICU
  • Medical/Surgical ICU
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • International Medical Mission trip (experiential teaching)
  • Others based on interest

Residency Research and Publication

The PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Resident will be required to complete a pharmacotherapy-related research project using effective research and project management skills. The resident will be required to prepare a manuscript suitable for publication.

Teaching Responsibilities

The teaching responsibilities of the PGY2 resident are individualized and include precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students on introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences, small group facilitation and didactic lecture in Doctor of Pharmacy therapeutics or elective courses. These activities will involve approximately 400 total instructional hours per year. The PGY2 resident will also prepare and present one ACPE-accredited continuing education program.

The PGY2 resident is required to participate in a 12-month Teaching and Learning Curriculum Program/teaching certificate program (unless such a program has been completed as part of prior training).

Application Requirements and Process

The residency application process can be completed through PhORCAS. Application materials include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, three recommendation forms, and official college transcripts. An on-site interview will also be required. The residency program participates in the Match.

The applicant should have completed a PGY1 residency program by June 30th prior to starting the PGY2 residency. The applicant should be eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Application deadline: January 4, 2021

Jane Bowen, PharmD, BCPS
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street, Box 34
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Please email with any questions

Current Resident

Teney Matthew, PharmD


Jane Bowen, Residency Program Director and Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy


Office Location: Griffith Hall,
Room 108H
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495