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Past Residents

 Here are samples of our past residents' initial positions after residency and answers to the question "Why did you choose AGH for your residency?"

Initial Position after Residency
Following are examples of our residents' next step after an AGH residency:

  • PGY2 Oncology, Scott and White Hospital, Temple Texas
  • Pharmacokinetics Fellowship, University of North Carolina
  • PGY2 Hematology-Oncology, AGH
  • PGY2 Transplantation, Vanderbilt University
  • Patient Care Pharmacist, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia
  • PGY2 Critical Care, AGH
  • Clinical Pharmacist (Cardiology), UPMC Shadyside Hospital, PIttsburgh
  • Asst. Professor of Pharmacy, University of Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
  • Hematology/Oncology Specialist, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
  • PGY2 Cardiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • PGY2 Infectious Diseases, Temple University, Philadelphia
  • Anticoagulation Center, Forbes Regional Hospital, Pittsburgh
  • PGY2 Critical Care, Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia, Richmond
  • Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist, West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh
  • Oncology Pharmacy Specialist, West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh
  • Clinical Pharmacist, Forbes Regional Hospital, Pittsburgh
  • Pharmacist, Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington
  • PGY2 Ambulatory Care, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • PGY2 Infectious Diseases, VA Health System, San Diego
  • PGY2 Ambulatory Care, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
  • Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist, UPMC Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh
  • Oncology Pharmacy Specialist, VA Pittsburgh
  • PGY2 Infectious Diseases, UPMC, Pittsburgh
  • Anticoagulation Pharmacist, AGH
  • Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist, Eastern Shore Health System, Easton, MD
  • Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Specialist, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore


Answers of past residents to "Why did you choose AGH for your pharmacy residency program?"

    I was interested in the diversity of the program with an emphasis in solid tumors as well as experiences in hematological malignancies and transplant.

    Allegheny General Hospital was an appealing choice for a residency for me because of its large clinical pharmacy department and wide variety of learning opportunities available. I also liked the fact that the residency program was well established with years of experience.

    I chose Allegheny General Hospital because of its wide variety of opportunities in many practice areas, and the knowledgeable preceptors that are available. I’ve never been to Pittsburgh, so I’m excited to see what the city has to offer.

    I chose AGH because of the variety of core and elective rotations offered, the large number of clinical specialty pharmacists, and the fact that it is a large teaching institution. Pittsburgh is a city I had never been to before, but I wanted to venture outside of my hometown area while still being only a reasonable car ride away.

    I completed my PGY1 residency here and really enjoyed the program and preceptors. This program has a variety of critical care experiences available here to allow me to grow as an independent practitioner.

    After completing pharmacy school I wanted to move to a new city and I thought Pittsburgh would be a fun place to live! AGH offers a well-rounded program in a friendly learning environment, and I was interested in the size of this residency program.

    As I neared completion of my pharmacy education, I knew that I wanted to leave Illinois (for the time being) and experience pharmacy practice in a different region of the country. Allegheny General Hospital offered several types of clinical experiences that I did not have available to me while on rotations in Chicago. The variety of electives, the strength of the health system in general, and the friendly working/learning environment inspired me to make the move to Pittsburgh. I have not since regretted that decision!

    After completing a rotation as a student at AGH it was obvious that the pharmacists here have a passion for the profession. That passion allows them to be great clinicians and teachers that make them ideal role models to new pharmacists like myself. The pharmacy residency program has opportunities in many areas of practice with enough flexibility for residents to pursue their own areas of interest.

    I was interested in critical care and liked the variety of critical care experiences available here. Also, I liked the size of the residency programs and number of different clinical specialists.

    I chose AGH because it offers a well-rounded experience in a friendly learning environment. I’m also looking forward to enjoying all that Pittsburgh has to offer.

    Pittsburgh is home to most of my friends and family as well as being a great place to practice pharmacy. Allegheny General Hospital has a variety of departments with pharmacy presence which provides an expanse of learning opportunities.

    I chose Allegheny General Hospital because it allows for many different opportunities to learn. It is a tertiary care facility with many different clinical specialty areas which will help to provide a well-rounded learning experience. I wanted to stay in Pittsburgh because it’s a great city and my husband and family are here!

    I chose AGH because I wanted to do a residency at a large academic center that had a variety of rotations to give me a well rounded PGY1 residency experience. The preceptors are all well trained with one or two year residencies and many have their BCPS which was also appealing to me.

    AGH is one of approximately 50-60 hospitals in the country with an oncology residency program; the only active program in Pennsylvania. After completing my pharmacy practice year, I wanted to stay because of the positive learning experience I gained from the preceptors of the program and staff, the desire of the department to move the profession of pharmacy forward and the strong devotion to patient care. Also, Pittsburgh is the most livable city in the US!

    I chose AGH because of its reputation and the flexibility of the program that will allow me to gear this year to exploring my interests. I chose to stay in Pittsburgh because I really enjoy the city, all the different things to do here, and being close to my family.

    AGH had the size residency program I was looking for as well as core and elective rotation I was interested in experiencing.

    I love Pittsburgh!!! GO STEELERS!!!

    I spent so many years here in school, Pittsburgh started to feel like my second home. I love the city and all it has to offer. AGH seemed like the perfect fit- it is in the right area, it is a tertiary care hospital with many clinical specialty areas and the staff made me feel right at home.

    I selected AGH for their strengths in critical care. Each ICU has a clinical pharmacist and a satellite pharmacy to enable the delivery of optimal patient care. These features offer a rich environment to learn skills and knowledge of a specialist.

    AGH offers a well-rounded residency program with rotations in several different departments. As a student I complete of a couple of rotations here at AGH and I truly enjoyed my experience, which led me to come back.

    I came to AGH for the opportunity to practice in a large, urban, teaching hospital focused on patient care. The program offered many services and specialties with preceptors devoted to the growth of its residents. I also felt as though the staff and practitioners were open in accepting of residents and the role of a pharmacist in the healthcare team.


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