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A Message from the Residency Program Director

Residency training is an intense learning process that springboards pharmacists to practice at the upper level of their license.  To maximize the resident learning curve, the Residency Executive Committee at AMH has developed a core learning experience, called Pharmacotherapy, where all residents receive a short, four-week “clinical bootcamp” for hospital practice. 

Pharmacotherapy has three main objectives: learning the process for patient care data retrieval, analysis, documentation and presentation; developing assessment and self-evaluation skills during one-on-one dedicated time with preceptors; and building a foundation of knowledge in core pharmacy areas including basic hospital infectious diseases, anticoagulation, and pain management. 

This core learning experience provides camaraderie between co-residents, clinical knowledge and skills utilized throughout the residency year, and enables flexibility in learning experience scheduling.  By constructing a foundational learning experience, all future rotations begin at the same baseline allowing residents to master advanced concepts and clinical knowledge during an accelerated learning curve.

The Pharmacotherapy rotation is only one example of the contemporary residency training philosophy at Abington Memorial Hospital.  We invite you to peruse our website at your leisure and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your interest in our residency program.  We look forward to your application.


Robert (Bert) Waite, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Services
Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program