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Mentorship Program

The mentorship program allows pharmacy residents to choose a preceptor (in the program) as a mentor for the year, and ultimately, the span of their careers. Mentors and mentees meet on a regular basis to discuss the challenges and accomplishments of residency.

Medication Usage Evaluation (MUE)

The purpose of performing an MUE is to promote optimal medication therapy and ensure the therapy meets current standards of care. Residents have the opportunity to select a particular MUE of interest that aligns with the needs of the organization. Residents present their MUE at the ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting.

Major Research Project

When entering our program, residents receive a summary of the research projects available and select one that meets their clinical/professional interests. The major research project will be on a topic suitable for publication and will be presented at the following events:

  • Eastern States Residency Conference
  • Lancaster General Health Annual Residency Poster Session
  • Pharmacotherapy Grand Rounds

Operations Component

  • Every third weekend
  • One evening every third week
  • Additional hours not exceeding 4 hours in each month in the IV room 
  • RAIDS (Rapid Administration of Antibiotics by an Infectious Disease Specialist) On-Call Service

Teaching Opportunities / Professional Development

Residents will have many opportunities to provide medication and practice-related education to patients, caregivers, and health-care professionals. Residents with a strong interest in teaching may have additional teaching opportunities in precepting P4 pharmacy students.

Teaching Certificate Elective: Our program also offers the opportunity to complete a teaching certificate through Shenandoah University (optional).

The PGY-1 pharmacy residency program offers numerous opportunities for professional development:

  • Multidisciplinary Organization Committee – resident selection, yearlong committee member
  • Pharmacotherapy Grand Rounds – ACPE-approved CE presentation to pharmacists
  • Morning Report – case-based presentation to family medicine residents and attending physicians
  • Presentations at the Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Formulary committee meetings
  • Precepting opportunities to pharmacy students

Salary and Benefits

The resident salary is very competitive with excellent fringe benefits. Health care, dental, vision and free on-site parking are available. Lancaster County, PA enjoys a high quality living standard at a surprisingly low cost.

The Pharmacy Department

Our primary commitment is to ensure safe and effective quality medication therapy to the patients we serve. Our leading-edge technology includes an integrated electronic health record (EPIC), pharmacy-nursing integrated electronic bar code medication administration at the bedside, pharmacy bar-code technology oral liquid and IV preparation, carousel and automated-dispensing cabinet technology, intravenous therapy bi-directional autoprogramming, and most importantly, an overall culture of patient safety with the patient at the forefront of every endeavor.

Our department consists of more than 130 dedicated employees who are eager to meet and support you. Our pharmacy practice model is a relatively unique design, which includes clinical staff pharmacists, clinical pharmacists, and specialists all working together in clinical teams based on patient type. We have pharmacy practice teams and team leaders in the following areas: cardiology, internal medicine, critical care, oncology, IV admixture, women’s health, peri-operative services and central pharmacy.

We are a nationally recognized, award-winning hospital and pharmacy department.

  • 2010 Finalist ASHP Foundation’s Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety
  • 2010 Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Cheers Award
  • 2005 & 2009 ASHP Best Practices Award in Health System Pharmacy
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