The residency programs offered at MCH/LECOM provide residents with comprehensive pharmacy practice experiences in a variety of clinical settings. Pharmacy residents play a key role in the development and implementation of patient treatment plans in collaboration with a dedicated team of interdisciplinary health care professionals, and the education of pharmacy students, house staff, and other healthcare professionals within the LECOM Health network.

To meet the challenges of a residency and a career in clinical pharmacy, our program provides a multitude of direct patient care experiences in order to develop the necessary confidence, competence and proficiency essential for teaching, administration, therapeutic drug monitoring, nutrition support, and therapeutic decision-making.

In addition, all residents will participate in a research project with the goals of presenting a poster at the ASHP Midyear meeting, presenting research findings at a regional conference, and submission of a manuscript acceptable for publication. Residents also have the option of participating in either a teaching certificate or Master of Science in Medical Education (MSMEd) program.

PGY1 Program Purpose Statement (ASHP)
PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication- related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

PGY2 Program Purpose Statement (ASHP)
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Brandon Sing Pharm.D.-M.S.-BCIDP
Brandon Sing, Pharm.D., M.S., BCIDP
PGY1 Program Director, Pharmacy
(814) 868-3986
Ashley Strong Pharm.D.-BCGP
Ashley Strong, Pharm.D., BCGP
PGY2 Program Director, Pharmacy
(814) 868-3426