The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program at Allegheny General Hospital was established in 2010 and was most recently re-accredited by ASHP in 2021 The program focuses on chronic disease state management and exposure to diverse patient populations (clinical, social, and economic). The PGY2 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experiences and knowledge and incorporating both in the into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in ambulatory care pharmacy.
Adult Internal Medicine or Family Medicine Clinics (3 months)
Internal Medicine (Longitudinal)
Anticoagulation Clinic and On-Call (Longitudinal)
Advanced Heart Failure Management (1 month)
Chronic Care Specialty Center (1 month)
General Cardiology Clinic (1 month)
Cardiology-Focused Transitions of Care (1 month)
Outpatient Pharmacy Staffing/Meds-to-Beds Service (Longitudinal)
Practice Management Ambulatory Pharmacy Services (1month)
Clinical Precepting (Concentrated)
Elective rotation options: 2 months
Ambulatory Oncology Clinic (1 month)
Emergency Medicine – Urgent Care (1 month)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Clinic (1 month)
Transplant Service Clinic - Heart or Abdominal (1 month)
Autoimmunity Clinic (1 month)
Population Health-Managed Care (1 month)
The specific program for each resident varies based upon the resident’s goals, interests, and previous experience. However, all residents are required to complete the above core rotations. The required rotations can be repeated and tailored to resident interests as an elective, or the resident may select from elective rotations experiences. An elective experience in the Teaching Certificate Program through an affiliated University School of Pharmacy is also available.
Applications will be accepted through January 3, 2023. Application materials should include the following: • Letter of intent • Curriculum vitae • Three professional letters of recommendation • Academic transcript
An on-site interview is also required. The residency commences by July 1.
Applicants must have graduated from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy and an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency. Applicants must be licensed or eligible for Pennsylvania pharmacist licensure. Information on Pennsylvania pharmacist licensure eligibility can be found at:
Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) is an academic medical center serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding five-state area. The hospital annually admits more than 24,000 patients, and has nearly 800 physicians and approximately 5,000 employees that share AGH's commitment to excellence in patient care, medical education and research. AGH is the flagship tertiary care hospital in the Allegheny Health Network (AHN).
The AGH Department of Pharmacy provides on-site outpatient pharmacy services and 24-hour inpatient comprehensive pharmacy services utilizing a decentralized, computerized unit-dose drug distribution system and intravenous admixture programs in a newly remodeled pharmacy. Other pharmacy services include drug information, computerized inventory control and procurement systems, integrated drug use review, and quality improvement. Extensive in-service education and staff development programs are also available.
The AGH Pharmacy Residency Programs consists of 19 residents within eight-different residency programs. PGY1 programs include Acute Care and Ambulatory Focused residencies. PGY2 programs include Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Critical Care, Oncology, and Infectious Di...seases residencies. A combined PGY1-PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program with MPH at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is also available. Residents receive a stipend of $44,000 for PGY1 and $46,000 for PGY2 with medical, prescription, dental, vision, disability, and life-insurance benefits. Thirteen paid days off are provided during the residency year outside of days to attend approved conferences.