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The Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program curriculum revolves around evidence-based medicine and direct patient care experiences. Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center serves as the primary training site, a community hospital that also provides extensive tertiary care services throughout west central Pennsylvania.

Its unique combination of providing tertiary care in a community-based setting offers residents several educational advantages, including:

  • Daily interaction with a patient population that has diverse needs across health status, demographic, socioeconomic and other lines
  • Ability to follow patients through every stage of the care process
  • Opportunity to experience a broad spectrum of patient care in a single setting
  • Gain experience optimizing healthcare processes through organization quality improvement projects or initiatives

Required program rotations include:

  • Administration/Medical Management
  • Ambulatory Care (including diabetes & HIV clinics)
  • Critical Care/Nutrition
  • Family Practice (inpatient)
  • Infectious Disease / Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Preceptor Education Rotation
  • Trauma/Surgery

Elective rotations include:

  • Critical Care, focus on Cardiology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Pain Management focus on Palliative Care
  • Outpatient, Transitions of Care
  • Trauma, focus on General Surgery

Additional rotations may be available depending on a resident's interests and individual career objectives.

Contact Us - Pharmacy Residency Program
Luis Gonzalez, PharmD
(814) 534-9022