Post Graduate Year 2: Geriatric Pharmacy

ASHP PGY2 Program Purpose

PGY2 Program Purpose: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

CAMC PGY2 Geriatric Pharmacy

The purpose of the CAMC PGY2 Geriatric pharmacy residency program is to prepare pharmacists to become competent clinical pharmacy specialists and clinical faculty who serve the needs of older adults in a variety of health care settings with particular emphasis in ambulatory and acute care.

Required rotations (5 weeks)

  • Internal Medicine Inpatient
  • Internal Medicine Clinic
  • Family Medicine
  • Palliative and Hospice Care
  • Precepting Rotation

Elective rotations (5 weeks)

  • Heart Failure Clinic
  • Renal Transplant
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Medicine Clinic Precepting
  • Trauma Nurse Practitioner Service

Required longitudinal experiences

  • Medicine Clinic
  • Assisted Living
  • Practice Leadership and Improvement (research project, journal club, case conference, quality improvement committee, CE presentation)
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Staffing - inpatient pharmacy, parenteral nutrition consults
  • Chief Resident - if the resident is selected as the pharmacy programs chief


  • Resident Compensation and Benefits At A Glance
  • Financial support to attend ASHP Midyear, Eastern States Residency Conference, and American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting
  • Meal allowance
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Free onsite reserved parking
  • Paid time off
  • 14 vacation days
  • 12 sick days
  • 7 Education days
  • 3 Professional days for interviews

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