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PGY-1 Residency

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program at Virtua is a post-graduate program consisting of 12 months of general training and experience in various aspects of hospital practice.

Purpose: Upon completion of the Virtua Pharmacy Residency Program graduates will be qualified for positions including PGY-2 resident, clinical pharmacist, and inpatient pharmacist. In addition, residency training will prepare the clinician to become a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

The Residency Experience

During the PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency year, the residents will be exposed to required core rotations. They will also have the opportunity, based on their interests and preferences, to choose various elective rotations. Together, the core and elective rotations will allow residents to gain a well balanced knowledge base upon which to build.

Core Rotations

  • Orientation
  • CriticalCare/Intensive Care Unit
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy Admsinistration
  • Geriatrics
  • Infectious Disease

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Research Project

Possible Elective rotations

  • Medication Safety
  • IT Pharmacy
  • Ambulatory
  • Core Repeat


Teaching Opportunities

Virtua is affiliated with the University of the Sciences. Through this affiliation, PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residents will have the opportunity to participate in the U. Sciences Pharmacy School Teaching Certificate Program. The Resident will also have the opportunity to teach Doctor of Pharmacy candidates on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations and to give guidance to students - who are learning to become healthcare professionals - on their Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) rotations. More information about the University of the Sciences may be found at

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: $40,000
  • Major Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • More information can be found here: Benefits