UPMC Hamot is a 412 bed hospital located in Erie Pennsylvania, which has received numerous performance awards including: 6 time Thompson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals, 2011 Thomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals, 2002-2011 National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award, 2010 America's Best Hospitals in Pulmonary Medicine, 2006 America's Best Hospital in Heart and Heart Surgery, 2006 Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, 2006 Cardiac Care, Critical Care, GI care, Pulmonary Care, Stroke Care and Vascular Care Excellence Awards. UPMC has obtained Magnet status in nursing. In addition to the pharmacy residency, UPMC Hamot has physician residencies in emergency medicine, orthopedic surgery, and neurology. The Pharmacy Department provides 24/7 services which include full unit dose and IV admixture services utilizing the computerized robotic systems including the Automated Pharmaceutical Station and AcuDose dispensing cabinets. Multiple systems for safety are also utilized including bar code technology for all administered medications. There are Clinical Specialists in critical care, cardiology, antimicrobial stewardship, internal medicine and neonatal intensive care.
Pharmacy Practice residency is designed to provide an accelerated level of experience to achieve professional goals. The residency will provide experiences in providing pharmaceutical care to patients, providing direct consultative services to patients, and education and drug information to patients and health care providers. The residency also provides experiences to enhance management and leadership skills including work ethic, responsibility, integrity, team building, persuasive communication and self-confidence.
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. An on-site interview is required.
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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 resident training.
The purpose of the UPMC Hamot Pharmacy Residency is to provide a flexible, but organized learning environment that promotes the development of critical thinking, leadership, confidence, independence, and the clinical skills needed to be a knowledgeable and proficient practitioner. By the end of the program, residents will have the aptitude necessary for procurement of a position in a PGY2 residency program, clinical pharmacy, or academia.
Duration: 12 months
Number of Positions: 3
Starting Date: July 1
Benefits: Health and Dental Insurance at group rates, Travel expenses to ASHP midyear meeting and Eastern States Residency Conference, Free meals at UPMC Hamot
Training Site: Hospital
Model (type): Teaching, Tertiary
Professional Staff: 32
Total Beds: 412
Trauma/Neuro ICU (5)
Internal Medicine (5)
Neonatal Intensive Care (5)
Medical Critical Care (5)
Antimicrobial Stewardship (5)
In addition to the set periods of time as described above, Dispensing, and Kinetics/Nutrition, and administration are longitudinal experiences.
6-7 weeks of elective experience is provided as part of the program to allow the resident the opportunity to repeat required rotations or explore other areas of interest.
Brad E. Cooper, PharmD, FCCM,
Residency Program Director, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care
Rachael Ours, PharmD,
Clinical Specialist: AMS
Steve M. Saber, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Cardiology
Sarah Moffett, PharmD, BCPS,
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine, Assistant Residency Program Director
Maryann Scholl, PharmD, MS, BCPS ,
Elizabeth Zacharatos, RPh,
Jennifer Belavic, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASCP,
Director of Pharmacy
Brad E. Cooper, PharmD, FCCM
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
201 State St
Erie, PA 16550