PGY-1 UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

PGY-1 UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

For more than a century, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital has been caring for women through all stages of their lives. One of the nation’s top hospitals specializing in women, Magee combines a wealth of specialty services with a traditional focus on gynecologic and obstetric services. Long renowned for its services to women, Magee also offers a wide range of care to men as well. A full service hospital, Magee offers services for both men and women including cardiology, geriatrics, urology, bone and joint, bariatric surgery and spine, to name a few.

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.

Application Process

Eligible candidates will be graduating or have graduated from an accredited school of pharmacy and must submit the standard application requirements via PhORCAS by January 15th. 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.

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.

To enable pharmacists to serve as highly qualified, independent practitioners in a variety of practice settings, utilize skills in medication related education, serve as leaders within the profession of pharmacy, and excel during further postgraduate training.

Duration: 12 months
Number Positions: 1
Starting Date: July 1
Salary: $46,002
Benefits: Health, dental, eye care, life, and disability available, Vacation and professional travel provided, Travel stipend available
Training Site Type: Hospital
Model (type): Teaching, Tertiary
Total Beds: 363

Required Block Learning Experiences

  • Orientation
  • Geriatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Neonatal
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiology
  • Nutrition
  • Infectious Disease

Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Pharmacy Practice Management
  • University of Pittsburgh Resident Research Series
  • Hospital Pharmacy Operations (Inpatient Staffing)
  • Multidisciplinary Committee
  • Formulary Management and Drug Information

Elective Experience

  • Nutrition Support


Juliana Nowak, RPh, BCGP, FASCP
Rosella Hoffmann, RPh, MBA
Johnanne Ross, PharmD, BCPS
Christine O’Neill, PharmD, BCPS
Krystina Zaradzki, PharmD, CTTS
Allison Imhoff, PharmD
Karen Robb, PharmD
MaryBeth Pasqualicchio, PharmD CTTS
Karen Pater, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
Clayton Burke, PharmD
Linda Zandier, RPh
Robert Simonelli, PharmD


UPMC Magee-Womens

Program Director

Julie Nowak, RPh, BCGP, FASCP
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Phone: 412-641-4727

UPMC Presbyterian