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Pharmacy Residency

Christiana Care Health System is one of the nation’s largest private health systems with over 1,100 patient beds between two hospitals (Christiana Hospital and Wilmington Hospital) and over 55,000 patient admissions and 172,000 emergency department visits each year. Christiana Care Health System provides state of the art cardiovascular care through its nationally recognized Center for Heart and Vascular Health and an on-site comprehensive cancer, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute. Christiana Hospital is a Level I designated trauma facility and provides Level III Neonatal Intensive Care services.

Other outstanding services include:

  • Center for Advanced Joint Replacement
  • Women & Children’s Health Services
  • Sleep Disorders Center

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

Christiana Care's PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program develops the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to pursue rational drug therapy. As a result, residents gain an advanced level of practical training and experience. The core curriculum focuses on developing competency in acute and ambulatory patient care, drug information, drug use policy-making, and practice management. A flexible schedule of required and elective rotations enhances proficiency to provide expert pharmaceutical care. A strong academic approach combined with "hands on" learning builds skill and fosters confidence.

Upon completion of the PGY-1 program, our graduates are competent pharmacists who can share the responsibility and accountability for optimal drug therapy outcomes. They are well-trained to effectively participate in therapeutic decision-making and drug therapy monitoring aimed at improving patient care and well-prepared to pursue further subspecialty or fellowship training.

PGY-2 Critical Care

Christiana Care Health System PGY-2 pharmacy residency in critical care is designed to equip the resident to care for critically ill patients in a variety of sub-specialties as well as shape the future of our profession by serving as mentors or academic faculty. You will work alongside and learn from preceptors with advanced training in critical care as well as other possible specialties (e.g., Infectious Disease, Medication Safety, and Oncology). You will experience a variety of practice areas such as the Medical Intensive Care Unit, the Surgical Critical Care Complex, the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and the Emergency Department. Other training opportunities include precepting Pharm.D. candidates, serving as a mentor and chief resident for the PGY-1 pharmacy residents, and participation in various committees. These opportunities will mold the resident to become a successful critical care practitioner and leader.

Residents will also gain experience in other areas such as teaching and developing and conducting a research project. Our program is affiliated with the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson School of Pharmacy and the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

Christiana Care offers a minimum of four, full-time appointments to the one-year, Pharmacy Practice Residency Program and one full-time appointment to the Critical Care Residency Program.

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Christiana Care is a private not-for-profit regional health care system and relies in part on the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations to fulfill its mission. To learn more about how you can support our mission, please visit

Christiana Care Health System PO Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899 800-693-CARE