The Program was established in 2012 and most recently accredited by ASHP in 2021. The program provides an environment for comprehensive education and training in drug therapy and disease state management for patients in a collaborative ambulatory setting. PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.. Visit our website for more information:
Drug Information and Clinical Skills Development (1 month)
Anticoagulation Clinic and On-Call (Longitudinal)
Internal Medicine Clinic (1 month)
Emergency Medicine – Urgent Care (1 month)
Heart Failure Transitions of Care (1 month)
Advanced Heart Failure Clinic (1 month)
Ambulatory Oncology Clinic (1 month)
Pharmaceutical Care Services and Administration (1 month)
Practice Management/Leadership and Professional Development (Longitudinal)
Clinical Precepting (Concentrated)
Outpatient Pharmacy Staffing (Longitudinal)
Elective rotations for this program are:
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Clinic
Solid Organ Transplant Clinic (Heart or Abdominal)
Chronic Disease Specialty Team (Focus on Diabetes, Heart Failure, Kidney Disease, Palliative Care)
Addiction Medicine Services
Clinical Pharmacy Service Management
Outpatient Pharmacy Services Management
Specialty Pharmacy Ambulatory Care
The specific program for each resident varies based upon the resident’s goals, interests, and previous experience. However, all residents are required to complete the above core rotations. The required rotations can be repeated and tailored to resident interests as an elective, or the resident may select from elective rotations experiences. The program also provides a Teaching Certificate Program with an affiliated University as a longitudinal elective experience.
Applicants must have graduated from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy and must be eligible for Pennsylvania licensure.
About PGY1 Pharmacy - Ambulatory Setting; Allegheny General Hospital
Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) is an academic medical center serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding five-state area. The hospital annually admits more than 24,000 patients, and has nearly 800 physicians and approximately 5,000 employees that share AGH's commitment to excellence in patient care, medical education and research. AGH is the flagship tertiary care hospital in the Allegheny Health Network (AHN).
The AGH Department of Pharmacy provides on-site outpatient pharmacy services and 24-hour inpatient comprehensive pharmacy services utilizing a decentralized, computerized unit-dose drug distribution system and intravenous admixture programs in a recently remodeled pharmacy. Other pharmacy services include drug information, computerized inventory control and procurement systems, integrated drug use review, and quality improvement.
The AGH Pharmacy Residency Programs consists of 20 residents within nine-different residency programs. PGY1 programs include Acute Care and Ambulatory Focused residencies. PGY2 programs include Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Oncology residencies. A combined PGY1-PGY2 Health-System Ph...armacy Administration Residency Program with MPH at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is also available. Residents receive a stipend of $48,400 for PGY1 and $52,000 for PGY2 with medical, prescription, dental, vision, disability, and life-insurance benefits. Thirteen paid days off are provided during the residency year outside of days to attend approved conferences.