Pharmacy Residency Programs

PGY2 Internal Medicine / Academia Pharmacy Residency

Residency Overview

Residents will participate in the provision of direct patient care on internal medicine teaching service, a variety of clinical stewardship programs and ambulatory care clinic. An average of one day per week is spent in an academic setting. This allows the resident to develop course directorship, faculty development and academic leadership skills.

Pharmacy Resident Responsibilities

Residents in the PGY2 Internal Medicine/Academia Pharmacy program will be required to:

  • Attend a national pharmacy organization meeting – the AACP annual meeting is a required component of the orientation experience.
  • Complete a pharmacy practice research project that will be submitted for publication, as well as presented at a regional residency conference and one national conference
  • Develop educational skills through participation in on-campus academic rotations
  • Investigate, research and report adverse drug events
  • Participate in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee process, evaluate requests for new drug usage and old formulary drug relevance, review therapeutic classes for relevance, and assist in updating hospital formulary
  • Teach pharmacy students from a number of pharmacy colleges
  • Provide clinical pharmacy services (drug information, drug therapy monitoring, patient-specific consultations, health care staff and patient education, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomic evaluations in selected patient populations) in direct patient care as part of an interdisciplinary team with medical residents
  • Provide pharmacy staffing service, four hours one weekday evening
  • Serve as an informational and patient problem-solving resource for clinical staff pharmacists

Practice Site Experiences

Approximately 80 percent of the residency will be spent at the practice site, including three days of internal medicine practice and one day of ambulatory care practice. The focus of the practice site experiences will include:

  • Developing patient assessment and therapeutic regimen design skills while rounding with the interprofessional Internal Medicine resident teaching service
  • Educating pharmacists and other health care providers on the evidence-based treatment of common diseases encountered on an Internal Medicine Service
  • Providing patient care in the medication management and geriatrics outpatient clinics

Academic Site Experiences

The remaining 20 percent of the resident’s time will be spent teaching pharmacy students and residents, completing on-campus rotations that have a focus in providing the resident with a wide variety of academic experiences, and fulfilling teaching responsibilities. Specifically, academic experiences will include:

  • Attending college and department meetings
  • Completing an academic leadership rotation
  • Participating in committee work as assigned
  • Teaching large and small groups as assigned, including co-directorship of a course


Mate M. Soric, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, FSHP
Chair and Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine

Pharmacy Residency Programs

College of Pharmacy at NEOMED

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