Residency Listing

Reading Hospital
P.O. Box 16052
Reading, PA 19612-6052
Code: 23045
NMS Code: 205513
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Joan A. Mege, Pharm.D.
Fax: (484)628-5187
Director of Pharmacy: John D. Mercer, RPh
Fax: (484)628-5187
Program Contact: Joan A. Mege, Pharm.D.
Fax: (484)628-5187
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 month residency
Number of Positions: 3
Estimated Stipend: 48935
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   Reading Hospital PGY1 Residency provides a program designed to extend a pharmacist’s training in all aspects of institutional pharmacy practice, while remaining flexible to meet the individual resident’s needs and support the development of interest areas. Required rotations include Internal Medicine, Adult Critical Care, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Pediatrics/NICU and Medication Management (pharmacy administration and quality improvement). The successful candidates will have opportunities to participate in experiential activities of students from five Pennsylvania Schools of Pharmacy.
Fringe Benefits:   Comprehensive medical, dental and eye coverage, 80 hours Paid Time Off, paid holidays, travel reimbursement (ASHP Midyear & Eastern States)
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   

Pennsylvania licensure/eligibility; curriculum vitae; academic transcript; 3 recommendation letters; 1 page essay/letter of intent describing goals/motivation; participation in PhORCAS.

Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Private
Model Type(s): Tertiary/Teaching Hospital
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 54
Non-Professional Staff: 50
Total Beds: 695
Site Special Features:   The size and resources of a large tertiary care center with personal attributes of a community hospital.  Reading Hospital is a level II trauma center with Pennsylvania's busiest ED.  Other features include a 30 bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit along with Cardiac, Pulmonary, Stroke and Critical Care Services ranked among Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals and a contemporary pharmacy practice model integrating technology to benefit both patients and staff.  Approximately 1 hour northwest of Philadelphia.