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Frequently Asked Questions

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What types of teaching opportunities are available?

Each resident has a required amount of hours that they must teach and precept each semester. These activities may include leading small group discussions, facilitating clinical skill assessments, grading examinations, and precepting students completing Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences.

Do you have a teaching certificate program? What are the program requirements?

Yes, the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy offers a Teaching Certificate Program to the residents at Einstein Healthcare Network. More details about this program can be found on the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy page.

What is the staffing requirement? Is there an on-call requirement?

All PGY1 residents provide approximately 32 hours of staffing a month, one 40-hour week in December, and two holidays a year. Staffing may include a combination of weekend experiences to maintain operational and clinical pharmacy competency and knowledge. No formal on-call program exists.

How do residents select their research projects?

Residents will work with their program director and residency committee to develop their project topic. The goal is for all residents and fellows to have a project selected by the end of August.

What is there to do in Philadelphia and the surrounding area?

Famous as the birthplace of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, Philadelphia offers much more than cobblestone streets and historical landmarks. Cultural, culinary, artistic and ethnic treasures abound in this city and its surrounding areas.

What makes Philadelphia so memorable is its unique blend of experiences that you have to discover in person. By day, explore four centuries of history and architecture, beautiful neighborhoods, remarkable museum collections and endless shopping. After the sun sets, the city heats up with acclaimed performing arts, amazing dining and vibrant nightlife.

What are the Board requirements for pharmacy licensure in Pennsylvania?

Passing score for the NAPLEX, passing score for the MPJE, and 1,500 intern hours (up to 750 hours from school). Licensure must be obtained within 90 days of the start date of the residency.

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