This pharmacy resident training program builds upon UPMC's strong tradition of training pharmacists to be competent practitioners upon completion. Residents will gain clinical experience through diverse practice settings in both longitudinal and block-style rotations. The resident will serve on multidisciplinary hospital committees and will develop and implement evidence-based drug-use initiatives. The resident will also provide appropriate responses to drug information requests, design patient-specific therapeutic regimens and monitoring plans, participate in journal clubs and present seminars. Residents are mentored through the Resident Research Series to identify a practice-related research question, learn about study design and execute and complete a residency project suitable for publication. For residents with an academic interest, the Teaching Mastery Series provides opportunities to learn various teaching methods and develop their skills as pharmacy educators and clinical preceptors. Flexibility is provided to meet the individual resident's goals and objectives.
Program objectives include:
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 1000 hours can be obtained through an academic program. That is, 500 intern hours must be obtained outside of school. These 1500 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 be graduating or have graduated from an accredited school of pharmacy and must submit the standard application requirements via PhORCAS by December 31st. Standard requirements for an application include: demographics, academic history, transcript, curriculum vitae, letter of intent, extracurricular activities, and three standardized reference forms. Supplemental intern hours verification form required. Select candidates will be invited for an on-site interview. An on-site interview is required.
This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking related information from any residency candidate.
Our residents will become confident, effective practitioners of pharmacotherapy. Residents will focus on ensuring application of safe, effective and evidence-based medicine practices to individual patients and in populations across the health system. These practitioners will demonstrate competency in educating their patients as well as current and future health care professionals.
Duration: 12 months
Number Positions: 2
Starting Date: July 1 (flexible)
Salary: $ 47,150
Benefits: Health, dental, eye care, life, and disability available, vacation and professional days provided, travel stipend available
Training Site Type: Hospital
Model (type): Teaching, tertiary
Total Beds: 300
Chelsea N. Carr, PharmD, BCPP
Marissa Cullen, PharmD, BCPP
Jessica Harms, PharmD
Edie Whipple, PharmD
Matthew Joseph, PharmD, BCPS
Rebecca Watson, PharmD, BCPS
Ana Lupu, PharmD
Karen Fielding, PharmD
Marc Gutowski, PharmD
Christine Clark, PharmD
Western Psychiatric Institute of UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside View on map
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is the premier health system in western Pennsylvania and one of the most renowned academic medical centers in the United States. The health system consists of tertiary, specialty and community hospitals, physician offices, and rehabilitation facilities. By integrating the resources of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and UPMC, this residency program offers a challenging yet flexible environment where pharmacy residents learn to provide safe and effective, evidenced-based pharmacotherapy to individual patients.
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) of UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside is a 300-bed acute psychiatric hospital. WPIC provides mental health care for more than 15,000 patients each year. This includes about 4,000 inpatients seen in our hospital as well as over 11,000 outpatients and consults within the UPMC Health System. As part of UPMC, WPIC provides a comprehensive range of behavioral health services for individuals, including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors, who are at every stage in their recovery.
Considered one of the nation's foremost academic-based psychiatric care facilities, WPIC is consistently ranked as one of the best psychiatric hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report. WPIC houses the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is dedicated to providing behavioral health professionals with state-of-the-art training and assistance.
Matthew Joseph, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Geriatrics
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 586-9082
Fax: (412) 246-6110