Residencies are organized, directed training programs in a defined area of pharmacy practice. Programs are generally for doctor of pharmacy graduates. The resident, under the supervision of a faculty preceptor, provides clinical pharmacy services while developing enhanced teaching and research abilities.
Fellowships, which are available for doctor of pharmacy graduates, are directed, highly individualized training programs to prepare the fellow to become an independent researcher. Training and limited service activities are incorporated into the program.
The residency position is a full-time commitment for one calendar year, typically beginning July 1. The fellowship position is a full-time commitment for two calendar years, typically beginning July 1. A competitive stipend is provided; fringe benefits and provisions for annual leave are also included.
Applicants are required to submit a detailed curriculum vitae, three reference letters, college transcripts, and a statement of career goals. All applications are screened, and selected individuals are invited to personal interviews.
Further information on the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy postgraduate training programs may be obtained by writing to the director of residency and fellowship programs. See our website for more information.