Director: Roberta Farrah, PharmD, BCPS
The PGY2-Family Medicine Pharmacy Residency at UPMC St. Margaret offers a two-year residency program in which the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency conditionally continues to year two (PGY-2) which is a Specialty Residency in Family Medicine. Continuity in learning environment and interdisciplinary relationships built in the first year allows for a rich and independent practice during the second year.
UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency Program and three outpatient Family Health Centers located in areas surrounding Pittsburgh: all three are within 5-10 miles of the hospital. Inpatient Family Health Center coverage and various teaching components would be centered at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital. In the well-established model collaborative care environment at St. Margaret, physicians and pharmacists work together to educate eager learners and provide excellent patient care.
Practice-based research experiences are numerous and afford high-quality outcomes with the expectation for presentation at a national meeting for the primary research project as well as peer-reviewed publication of other scholarly activities. The Faculty Development Fellowship Program at UPMC St. Margaret is a longitudinal curriculum in which family medicine physicians and pharmacy residents collaboratively learn teaching strategies, leadership, mentorship, and research design. In addition to our core faculty at St. Margaret, fellowship sessions are led by local experts from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh in communication and teaching design along with national figures in areas such as health-system advocacy and leadership. Pharmacy residents at UPMC St. Margaret also have numerous opportunities to give formal and informal presentations to health care professionals, precept pharmacy students, and teach at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.
Residents come to the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy programs from far and wide, representing more than 25 US States and foreign countries. All residents must be eligible for pharmacist licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Applications for Pharmacist License and Intern Registration are available.
Pennsylvania requires 1500 registered intern hours in order to be eligible for licensure. Of the 1500 hours, only 750 hours can be obtained through an academic program. That is, 750 intern hours must be obtained outside of school. These 750 intern hours must be registered with a state board of pharmacy to count toward licensure in Pennsylvania. If you have not yet started registering hours with your state board of pharmacy, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible in order to be eligible for Pennsylvania licensure. We also encourage you to review your own state's rules regarding the registration, reporting and transfer of intern hours. Please do not hesitate to discuss any questions you have regarding licensure with individual program directors.
Eligible candidates will have completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program and must submit the standard application requirements via PhORCAS by December 31st. An on-site interview is required.
Pharmacy Residency Coordinator
UPMC St. Margaret
Department of Medical Education
815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Longitudinal Patient Care Experiences
Jennie Broders, PharmD, BCPS
Bobbie Farrah, PharmD, BCPS
Trish Klatt, PharmD, BCPS
Marianne Koenig, PharmD, BCPS
Heather Sakely, PharmD BCPS
Jason Corbo, PharmD, BCPS
Stephen Wilson, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Linda Hogan, PhD
UPMC St. Margaret Hospital
UPMC St. Margaret Bloomfield-Garfield Family Health Center
UPMC St. Margaret Lawrenceville Family Health Center
UPMC St. Margaret New Kensington Family Health Center