Pharmacy Residency Programs

“I chose this PGY1 residency program because it was the most innovative and unique program around! This program significantly expanded my knowledge base and confidence level to prepare me for success as an independent clinical pharmacist.”

Nicole Wurm, Pharm.D.
Residency Program Graduate

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Residency Overview

The post-graduate pharmacy residency emphasizes five distinct learning experiences for residents:

  • Pharmaceutical Care and Practice Management
  • Distribution/Staffing
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Project Management
  • Ambulatory Care Leadership & Entrepreneurship

Gain Experience, Confidence & Support

This residency program provides residents with experience, confidence and support to:

  • participate in the provision of pharmaceutical care services by providing direct patient care; participating in practice management; developing, implementing or enhancing pharmacy services; and, providing drug information resources and consults to other health care providers
  • develop educational skills including small group, large group and clinical precepting through participation in the NEOMED College of Pharmacy Teaching and Learning Curriculum
  • participate in professional development through attending local and national organization meetings, participation in pharmacy organizations and collaboration with other providers, faculty members and students
  • design and implement a major project that will be submitted for publication in an appropriate journal as well as presented at a regional residency conference and one national conference

Where You Will Spend Your Time

About 80% of the residency is spent at the practice site. Pharmaceutical care services provided at the practice site include:

  • Disease State Management under collaborative practice agreements (Diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation, hepatitis C, and others)
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Spirometry Testing
  • Pain Management


Approximately 20% of the residency is spent at NEOMED under the guidance of the residency program director. NEOMED responsibilities include:

  • Teaching large and small group as assigned.
  • Participating in committee work as assigned.
  • Attending college and department meetings.


In addition to fulfilling the residency program goals, residents will also be required to participate in a program orientation, complete research training, actively participate in program recruitment efforts, and engage in self-evaluations and assessments.


Patti Pfeifer
Program Coordinator
Phone: 330.325.6390

Program Director

Kenneth Furdich, Pharm.D., BCACP
Phone: 330.325.6315

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Pharmacy Residency Programs at NEOMED