Reading Health System PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
National Matching Services (NMS) Code: 205513
Joan Mege, PharmD
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Thank you for your interest in Reading Health System’s Pharmacy Residency program. Our program is new for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. An application has been submitted for Accreditation of a Pharmacy Residency Program to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and approval will be retroactive to 2012. Reading Health System Pharmacy Residency program is enrolled in the ASHP Resident Matching Program and is participating in PhORCAS with two PGY1 Pharmacy Resident positions available.
Reading Hospital is a unique setting with the size and resources of a large tertiary care center balanced with the more personal attributes of a community hospital. The one-year PGY1 Pharmacy Residency provides a program designed to extend pharmacists’ training in all aspects of institutional pharmacy practice, while remaining flexible to meet the individual resident’s needs and support the development of interest areas.
Many exciting changes are transforming the institution and the department. We are in the process of implementing EPIC as the health information system throughout our healthcare system, with completion of the transition in February of 2013. A new, state-of-the art pharmacy is under construction with anticipated occupancy in April of 2013. The updated facilities will incorporate current and new technologies, including Omnicell Carousels, RIVA Robot, DoseEdge, MedBoard and RxToolkit, to the benefit of our patients and employees.
Pharmacy services include 24-hour service from both our central pharmacy and the STAT parenteral satellite located in the Emergency Department. Members of the pharmacy staff participate in multi-disciplinary rounds with teams from the Departments of Surgery, Medicine and Pediatrics. Dosing by pharmacy is available to physicians as an option on a variety of commonly prescribed parenteral antimicrobials including aminoglycosides, beta-lactams, vancomycin and acyclovir. Automatic conversion from parenteral to enteral routes of administration may be performed by pharmacists on approved medications.
Reading Health System’s Department of Pharmacy is honored to serve as an APPE site for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Temple University, University of Pittsburgh, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Wilkes University Colleges of Pharmacy and as an IPPE site for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh and Wilkes University Colleges of Pharmacy.
To Apply: Please submit the standardized application material to Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).