The Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has been in existence since 2007. This residency experience is designed to develop PGY1 Pharmacy Residency graduates into clinical specialists who can successfully manage all aspects of pharmaceutical care for adult solid organ transplant donors and recipients. Graduates of this rigorous program will be well equipped to care for solid organ transplant patients across all phases of care, including candidate evaluation, the inpatient transplant admission, post-transplant ambulatory care, and hospital readmission. The program offers comprehensive learning experiences in all major solid organs, including kidney/pancreas, liver, heart, and lung transplantation, as well as transplant ambulatory care and transplant infectious disease. Residents can expect dynamic experiences in caring for transplant recipients in the in-patient and outpatient settings while on core organ rotations as well as a focused ambulatory care experience. Residents will also attend an Immunology and HLA didactic and interactive lecture series that is 1-week in duration to provide a baseline foundational knowledge prior to starting rotations. Longitudinal experiences are designed to focus on pharmacy operations, clinical research and professional development which includes opportunities to deliver formal and informal presentations, teach and mentor residents and students, and develop professional writing skills. The transplant pharmacy group is very active in clinical research and collaborate on multiple research projects including PGY1 and PGY2 residents every year. Additionally, transplant pharmacists and residents will participate in ongoing prospective trials through enrollment and screening. The program will be tailored specifically for each resident based upon the resident’s goals, interests and previous experience. For more information visit our website at https://www.pennmedicine.org/for-health-care-professionals/fellowship-and-residency-programs/hospital-of-the-university-of-pennsylvania/pharmacy-residency
Special Requirements for Acceptance:
Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program (or one in the process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)
Enrolled in an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy residency program with expected completion prior to the official start date of the PGY2 SOT residency
Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Pennsylvania within 90 days of the start of the residency year
Additional Salary Information: As hospital employees, residents are eligible to receive a full benefits package (including 10 paid days off) and reimbursement for conference attendance. Professional liability insurance is covered by the hospital as long as residents are working within the limits of their job description and following hospital policies and procedures.
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The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is world-renowned for its clinical and research excellence, forging the way for newer and better ways to diagnose and treat illnesses and disorders. Its long and rich history of top-notch patient care began more than two centuries ago with the founding of the nation's first medical school, the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1765 when it first opened its doors, Penn has been dedicated to the training of medical professionals and the discovery and implementation of new medical knowledge.
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