Community Pharmacy Residency Program
Hartzell’s Pharmacy/ Wilkes University Community Pharmacy Residency Program
Hartzell’s Pharmacy in affiliation with Wilkes University, Nesbitt College of Pharmacy offers a Post-Graduate Community Pharmacy Residency Program. The residency program is jointly accredited by APhA and ASHP and follows the Residency Learning System approach to Community Pharmacy Residencies.
Hartzell’s Pharmacy/Wilkes University Community Pharmacy Residency trains residency graduates who can deliver, develop and refine advanced patient care services in a community setting. Resident training will focus on the delivery and development of patient care services such as immunizations, health and wellness screenings and seminars, and medication therapy management. Additional focus will be on academic learning, including didactic and small group lectures, and student precepting. Graduates of the program are expected to be independent clinical practitioners competent in providing advanced community pharmacy patient care service. Graduates will also have experience in the operation and implementation of clinical pharmacy programs and business operations in a community care setting.
- Direct Patient Care (Medication Therapy Management, screenings, MyMedSync at Hartzell’s Pharmacy)
- Health Outreach
- Ambulatory Care Clinic
- Durable Medical Equipment
- Drug Information
- Medication Safety
- Practice Management/Professional Development
- Research Project
- Service – Community and Long term care dispensing
- Compounding Elective – optional
- Kristen Hartzell, Pharm.D. – Program Director
- Vincent Hartzell, Pharm.D.
- Juliana Good, RPh
- Amy Lamie, RPh
- Daniel Longyhore, Pharm.D., BCPS
- Eric Wright, Pharm.D., BCPS
Hartzell’s Pharmacy, established in 1968, is an independent family-owned pharmacy located in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, which is located in the Lehigh Valley Area, approximately 90 minutes northwest of Philadelphia and 2 hours southwest of New York City. Clinical services offered at Hartzell’s Pharmacy include immunization and travel medicine clinics, medication therapy management, heath and wellness services, durable medical equipment, and respiratory therapy. Hartzell’s also offers medication services to assisted living facilities, and has a specialty compounding pharmacy, Catasauqua Compounding Pharmacy, within its facility. Clinical staff includes clinical and compounding pharmacists, respiratory therapist, dietitian, and specialty ostomy nurse.
Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education with approximately 2,200 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The pharmacy program has dynamic, comprehensive and innovated approach to pharmacy education that prepares students for future practice and life-long learning. The resident will gain insight into effective teaching techniques through participation in a teaching certificate program along with the opportunity to precepting 4th year doctor of pharmacy candidates.
For more information on Wilkes University, Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing go to the Wilkes University website
What are the eligibility requirements for the application process?
Candidates must have:
- Graduated from an ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy
- Candidates must be eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by the start of the residency program (July 1) Please note that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires new graduates seeking licensure must have 1500 experience hours, only 750 of which can come from pharmacy curriculum experiences, the additional 750 comes usually from intership practice experience. To be eligible to apply for this program the candidate must have all 1500 hours met before the start of the program to be considered eligible for licensure. Any candidate seeking application who does not meet these requirements will not be considered for the program Click here for Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy website.
- Residency applicants must complete a program application along with three letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, official college transcripts, and a letter of intent. The resident must hold an active pharmacist license and an active Authorization to Administer Injectables in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by September 1st of the residency year.
- Onsite interview is required
When does the residency start?
The residency program is a 1 year commitment and will begin July 1 and will be completed on June 30 of the following year.
How do I apply to the residency program?
Application Deadline is January 10th
We do participate in the Resident Matching Program
PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application System) will be used for the 2013-14 residency year.
Where can I find more information on Community Pharmacy Residency Programs?
- Amelia Arnold, Pharm.D. 2009-10
- Danielle Shannon, Pharm.D., MSCR 2010-11
- Sarah Abrams, Pharm.D. 2011-12
For more information please contact:
Kristen Hartzell, Pharm.D.
300 American Street
Catasauqua, PA 18032
610-264-5471 Ext: 236