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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What type of stipend and benefits are provided?

    The stipend pays $45,240 annually, and residents are offered health benefits, paid leave, and other amenities.

    Medical Benefits:

    Residents are eligible for an excellent benefit package that includes medical and prescription coverage from day one, as well as a dental and vision reimbursement account or dental insurance.

    Einstein Healthcare Networks offers a generous benefits program designed to give employees choices. With three plans to choose from, employees can select coverage based on their needs. Our health plans offer additional cost savings when you receive healthcare with the Einstein Healthcare Network.

    Vacation, Holiday and Sick Leave:

    Residents are allotted a total of 10 days of paid time off for personal vacation (including professional interviews), holidays and sick leave. Einstein recognizes six major holidays each year (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas).

    Residents are required to staff up to two scheduled holidays at the discretion of the residency program director.


    Each resident is assigned a person desk space with a desktop computer, laptop, file storage, phone, and pager. Residents are also offered free parking.

    What type 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.All applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered a candidate for the Einstein Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Program.

    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 Medical Center. 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 24 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.

    Are residents given the opportunity for professional travel?

    During your residency, you will have the opportunity to attend professional meetings for the purposes of networking, professional development and service to the profession. Funding is provided for approved travel-related expenses, such as airfare, hotel, and registration fees.

    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.

    What is involved in the application process?

    Candidates for the pharmacy residency program are selected annually on a competitive basis. Our program begins on approximately mid-June each year.

    Number of positions available: 4

    Einstein Medical Center utilizes the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for all pharmacy residency applications.

    Your application must contain these materials, all of which must be included in PhORCAS:

    • Official transcripts from your college of pharmacy
    • Curriculum vitae
    • One-page letter of intent
    • Three references, reference writers should use the standard reference template in PhORCAS
    • No other supplemental materials are needed

    The application deadline is early January.

    All candidates must also register with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Resident Matching Program, which makes all appointments. Match results are released in late March.

    Our ASHP Matching Program Code: 125513