Residency Listing

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital
One Guthrie Square
Sayre, PA 18840
Code: 23082
NMS Code: 251513
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Karen S. Williams, Pharm.D.
(570) 887-5677
Fax: (570) 887-4474
Director of Pharmacy: Sergio Zullich, Pharm.D.
(570) 887-4332
Fax: (570) 887-4474
Program Contact: Karen S. Williams, Pharm.D.
(570) 887-5677
Fax: (570) 887-4474
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 month PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: 2019-01-03
Starting Date: 2019-07-01
Estimated Stipend: 47476
Interview Required: Yes
Multisite: **One rotation (Adult Medicine) completed at Guthrie Corning Hospital, a 65-bed community hospital in Corning, NY.
Residency Special Features:   PGY1 Pharmacy Residents at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital (RPH) will take on the role of clinical pharmacist and teacher in varied practice settings including internal medicine, critical care (surgical/trauma and medical), antimicrobial stewardship, hematology/oncology, medication safety and administration. The goal is to train clinical competence, leadership and professional skills supported by self-directed learning, with the confidence to excel in diverse practice environments.
Other opportunities include various elective rotation options (including inpatient psychiatry) and participation in research.
Residents will benefit from Guthrie Graduate Medication Education expertise and our strong relationship with Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Fringe Benefits:   health insurance, PTO/sick time, travel/meeting fee allowance, and more.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   Pharm.D degree, eligible for NY and PA licensure*, letter of intent (please include your answers to the following questions: 1) As it relates to your career goals, why have you chosen to pursue a residency? Why at Guthrie? 2) Describe a situation in which you influenced a patient’s medication therapy), curriculum vitae, three (3) letters of recommendation (personalized letters of recommendation, include at least two from direct patient care preceptors/supervisors), academic transcript.

*Our residents are required to be licensed in the state of Pennsylvania as well as New York.  This requires passing NAPLEX, PA MPJE, NY MPJE and NY Part 3 (or submission of Part 3 waiver).
Special Notes:
Internship hours: PA pharmacy licensure requires candidates can submit proof of 500 hours of non-curriculum-based internship hours and 1000 curriculum-based internship hours. Details may be found at
NY Part 3/Compounding exam: licensure requires test or waiver of Part 3, compounding exam. We offer the ability to certify competency on compounding skills during the first 60 days of our residency, with subsequent submission of Form 4B. Details may be found at
Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Guthrie
Model Type(s): Acute Care, Teaching, Referral
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 21
Non-Professional Staff: 32
Number of Medical Centers: 2
Total Beds: 254
Average Daily Census: 180
Site Special Features:   Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital (RPH) is a 254-bed tertiary care referral center in Sayre, Pennsylvania. RPH is the recipient of numerous national awards for the high quality care it provides to patients. The hospital is a Regional Level II Trauma Center, accredited by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation, and is served by Guthrie Air, a regional aeromedical helicopter program. Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital offers a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical services
RPH is a layered learning environment including varied student disciplines, residencies (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine), and a Cardiovascular fellowship. (Gastroenterology fellowship newly accredited).
This is a new PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (second class currently enrolled). With strong provider support and participation, as well as affiliation with Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOPPS), many exciting opportunities exist.

Core learning experiences include Internal Medicine, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Critical Care, Hematology/Oncology (in Outpatient Infusion clinic), Adult Medicine**, Teaching and Learning (Teaching certificate available), Project, Pharmacy Leadership, Pharmacy Practice (Longitudinal staffing every 3rd weekend), Advanced Decentralized Practice, Medication Safety.
Elective learning experiences include: Hematology/Oncology II,  Critical Care II, Emergency General Surgery/Trauma, Inpatient Psychiatry, Emergency Medical Response (longitudinal).