WellSpan Medical Education


WellSpan York Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

WellSpan York Hospital's PGY1 Residency Program offers flexibility and progressive practice experiences. Our experienced and dedicated preceptors ensure competence, build confidence, and instill responsibility for drug therapy outcomes.

Our pharmacy services include 24-hour automated and computerized drug distribution, featuring unit-dose, IV admixture, computerized-provider order entry, barcode technology, medication carousels and automated dispensing cabinets. We also offer decentralized distributive and clinical services, a renal adjustment dosing program, pharmacokinetic monitoring and dosing service, drug therapy monitoring and specialized clinical consult services including anticoagulation management, nutrition support and pain management.



The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is a one-year practice experience with emphasis placed on providing rational and cost-effective drug therapy in a community teaching hospital through participation on interdisciplinary healthcare teams. The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency has been ASHP accredited since its inception in 1999.


Pharm-res-growth-opportunitiesThe purpose of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at WellSpan York Hospital is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for PGY2 pharmacy residency training.

Successful Completion

PGY1 Pharmacy Residents will be awarded a residency certificate with successful completion of requirements in the following areas (see Successful Residency Completion Policy):

  • Achievement of ASHP designated competency areas: Patient Care, Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care, Leadership, Management and Teaching
  • Professionalism
  • Timely licensure
  • Staffing requirements
  • Patient care
  • Presentations and projects
  • Attendance and service

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program offers a wide variety of patient care experiences with the ultimate goal of providing practice opportunities in acute and ambulatory patient care, drug information and management.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program provides advanced training in clinical services including pharmacokinetics, ambulatory care, critical care, infectious disease, family medicine, and drug information. Residents will develop skills while providing consultations in areas of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, and disease state management, along with educational programs to the pharmacy (staff and students), nursing, and providers.

Rotation Summary


  • Distributive orientation (2 weeks)
  • Consult¬†orientation (6 weeks)
  • Infectious disease/Antimicrobial Stewardship¬†(4 weeks)
  • Family medicine (4 weeks)
  • Internal medicine¬†(4 weeks)
  • Medical ICU or Trauma surgical ICU (4 weeks)
  • Ambulatory care (4 weeks)
  • Emergency medicine (4 weeks)
  • Administrative (4 weeks)

The following are required longitudinal rotations:

  • Distributive (every 4th weekend and one 5-hour evening shift a week)
  • Drug information
  • Research: ASHP poster/Eastern States/WellSpan Discovery Day


Any of the mandatory rotations and

  • Pain management
  • Oncology
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Behavioral Health

*Other medical subspecialties by special arrangement.

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