Pharmacy Residency Program
Thank you for your interest in postgraduate training at Jefferson Abington Hospital. The pharmacy department has over 10 years of experience in residency training with over 35 graduates. Jefferson Abington Hospital has a postgraduate year one pharmacy residency program that was initially accredited in 2007. We also offer two postgraduate year two specialty programs in Infectious Diseases, accredited in 2017, and Critical Care, accredited in 2020, providing a variety of clinical experiences and rigorous academic programing.
Jefferson Abington Hospital was founded in 1914 and is the largest community teaching hospital in Montgomery and Bucks counties with 665 licensed beds. In 2015, the organization became part of the Jefferson Health organization. With one of the region’s first palliative care teams, a psychology unit and Asplundh Cancer Pavilion, the pharmacy residency offers many unique opportunities. We provide complex critical care to our patients including 74 ICU beds, a Level II certified trauma center, designation as a comprehensive stroke center and a Level III neonatal ICU.
The pharmacy department consists of 75 pharmacists and 50 technicians. We have a centralized dispensing pharmacy and pharmacists deployed in units throughout the hospital. We have a USP 797 compliant cleanroom and automated dispensing cabinets throughout the institution including all operating rooms and catheterization labs. Our electronic health record will soon be integrated with the entire Jefferson Enterprise. We have a transitions of care program that involves more than 10 medication history technicians who work in our emergency and trauma center. Finally, in order to provide seamless pharmaceutical care we offer Alliance Pharmacy for outpatient prescriptions.
Jefferson Abington Hospital’s pharmacy residencies offer a wide array of experiential and interdisciplinary opportunities. As you explore our website you will find we have a robust offering of clinical areas available for rotations. Our overall goal is to produce confident and competent practitioners with the ability to practice in a wide array of acute care areas. Many year one residency graduates have continued to pursue postgraduate year two residencies or directly enter in the workforce.