Pharmacy – Professional Education
Pharmacy at Penn State Health offers highly recognized educational programs for those entering the pharmacy field, including a one-year residency, student rotations, and continuing pharmacy education for the staff.
In 1985, Penn State Health established a one-year Pharmacy Practice Residency — a challenging program. With an emphasis on evidence-based pharmacotherapy recommendations, it extends a pharmacist’s training to all aspects of health-system pharmacy practice. It has also been designed to offer flexibility to meet the needs of the individual resident. We encourage you to develop areas of interest and expertise in pharmacy practice.
We offer tomorrow's practitioners a broad variety of educational opportunities and experiences in medicine, critical care, pediatrics, infectious diseases, oncology, transplant, cardiology, ambulatory care, emergency medicine and more.
The Pharmacy Department is proud of the program’s success and of the accomplishments of its residents. Our entire department participates in training, enabling the program to achieve a high level of recognition for excellence.
The Department of Pharmacy precepts pharmacy students from seven schools of pharmacy:
- Duquesne University
- Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Temple University
- University of Pittsburgh
- University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
- Wilkes University
- Thomas Jefferson University
Pharmacy Continuing Education
The Pharmacy Department at Penn State Health is committed to furthering the development of our pharmacy team’s knowledge through continuing education programs and membership in various local, state and national professional associations.
Pharmacists and trainees frequently facilitate drug education of other health care disciplines by lecturing at seminars and in-services at Hershey Medical Center and throughout the community.
The pharmacy department also provides continuing education programs biweekly at multiple times of day to ensure maximum attendance. Accredited Continuing Pharmacy Education (ACPE) is provided.
When available, pharmacy continuing education registration links will appear below.