The UPMC Shadyside PGY1 Pharmacy Residency trains pharmacists for a wide array of practice and educational settings. UPMC Shadyside offers the breadth of a large academic tertiary care teaching hospital combined with the primary care provider base of a community hospital.
Our unique longitudinal learning experiences for research and teaching provide additional structure and customized attention from experienced mentors:
Shadyside residents will develop clinical skills in a variety of settings, with a high degree of rotation flexibility for personalization. Unique learning opportunities at UPMC Shadyside include 6-month longitudinal elective experiences in antimicrobial stewardship or ambulatory care family medicine, on-site block electives in emergency medicine, oncology, transitions of care, geriatrics and nutrition, an international primary care rotation in rural Honduras, as well as access to learning experiences throughout the larger UPMC system.
All residents must be eligible for pharmacist licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Applications for Pharmacist License and Intern Registration are available.
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 28th. An on-site interview is required.
Letter of Intent
Three recommendations using the PhORCAS template, including one from a clinical rotation
For more information about the UPMC Shadyside PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency, please contact: Michele F. Hebda, PharmD, BCPS –Program Director (412) 623-4914 or email@example.com
Stephanie L. Ballard, PharmD, BCPS–Associate Program Director (412) 623-7954 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Purpose Statement: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
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 present and future health care professionals. Additional areas of concentration will include enhancing communication skills, professionalism and applying project management skills to practice-based scholarly activities.
Duration: 12 months
Number Positions: 2
Starting Date: July 1st; End: June 30th
Benefits: Health, dental, eye care, life, and disability available, Vacation and professional travel provided, Travel stipend available
Training Site Type: Hospital, Outpatient Family Health Center
Model (type): Hospital - Teaching, Tertiary, Community; Health Center – Medical Home, Primary Care, Underserved Care
Total Beds: 520
*Many other experiences available based on resident interest and faculty availability.
Timothy Brenner, PharmD, BCOP
Tom Glowa, PharmD, BCPS
Lauren Jonkman, PharmD, MPH
Sonny Kupniewski, PharmD, BCPS
Sarah McKeegan, PharmD, BCPS
Michael Perry, PharmD, BCPS
Marc Sciulli, PharmD
Erin Suhrie, PharmD, BCPS, CGP
The UPMC Shadyside PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency is based out of UPMC Shadyside Hospital, one campus of a multi-hospital system known as UMPC Presbyterian Shadyside. UPMC Shadyside is a 520-bed tertiary care community teaching hospital that offers a diverse patient population, areas of clinical excellence in cardiology and oncology, and houses large Family Medicine and Internal Medicine residencies as well as multiple specialist training programs. UPMC Shadyside has earned Magnet Recognition Status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing and has been ranked on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals for 12 years.
Required ambulatory primary care components of the residency are completed at the UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center (Family Medicine) and Shea Medical Center (General Internal Medicine.) Both are recognized as Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The Family Health Center is a full-spectrum family medicine practice including pediatric, gynecologic and prenatal care as well as specialty clinic services in hepatitis C, psychiatry, sports medicine, and pharmacotherapy. Shea is an internal medicine training program clinic with integrated pharmacist services under collaborative practice agreements for interprofessional care in resistant hypertension and smoking cessation.
|Resident||Year||First Post –Residency Position||Current Position|
|Roshni Patel, PharmD, BCACP||2011-2012||PGY-2 Pharmacy Resident - Ambulatory Care, University of Maryland||Assistant Professor, Jefferson University School of Pharmacy|
|Amanda Simpson, PharmD, BCPS||2012-2013||Unit Based Pharmacist - (General Medicine), UPMC Presbyterian||Unit Based Pharmacist, Emergency Department, UPMC Presbyterian|
|Holly Filip, PharmD, BCCCP||2013-2014||Pharmacist, UPMC Shadyside||Pharmacist, UPMC Shadyside|
|Michele F. Hebda, BCPS, CTTS||2013-2014||Fellow, Preferred Primary Care and Duquesne University, Mylan School of Pharmacy||Clinical Pharmacist-Family Medicine, UPMC Shadyside|
|Tina Tran, PharmD||2014-2015||PGY-2 Pharmacy Resident - Global Health ,Purdue/AMPATH, Kenya||Fellow, Global Health, Purdue/AMPATH, Kenya|
|Vivian Tang, PharmD||2014-2015||PGY-2 Pharmacy Resident, Ambulatory Care, University of Pittsburgh/UPMC||Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Ambulatory Care) -Providence Medical Group, OR|
|Ronald Heisel, PharmD||2015-2016||Pharmacist - UPMC Shadyside||Lead Pharmacist for Critical Care, UPMC Shadyside|
|Katrina Mayr, PharmD||2015-2016||Clinical Pharmacist – Transitions of Care, Billings Clinic, MT||Clinical Pharmacist – Transitions of Care, Billings Clinic, MT|
|Alana Grabigel, PharmD||2016-2017||Pharmacist, West Penn Hospital||Pharmacist, West Penn Hospital|
|Sheava Blackman, PharmD||2016-2017||Pharmacist - UPMC Shadyside||Pharmacist, UPMC Shadyside|
|Erica Gray, PharmD, BCPS||2017-2018||Clinical Pharmacist Diamond Pharmacy Services||Clinical Pharmacist-Investigational Drug Service Allegheny Health Network|
|Jeannette Bouchard, PharmD||2017-2018||PGY-2 Pharmacy Resident Infectious Diseases-University of South Carolina||Infectious Disease and Stewardship Clinical Pharmacy Specialist WakeMed Health & Hospitals|
|Didi Kim, PharmD||2018-2019||Pharmacist UPMC Shadyside||Pharmacist UPMC Shadyside|
|Marilyn Schoenle, PharmD, AAHIVP||2018-2019||PGY-2 Pharmacy Resident Ambulatory Care – Family Medicine Track; UPMC PUH-SHY||Clinical Pharmacist Devoted Health|
|Lindsay Courtney, PharmD||2019-2020||PGY2-Pharmacy Resident Ambulatory Care- University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Sciences|
|Dodi Zenilman, PharmD||2019-2020||PGY2 Pharmacy Resident Ambulatory Care-VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS)|
Michele F. Hebda, PharmD, CTTS, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist-Transitions of Care Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside (Shadyside Campus) Office: 412-623-4914 Spectra-link: 412-864-7699