Pharmacy Residency Program

Lehigh Valley Health Network's (LVHN) pharmacy residency program will equip you with the clinical and professional skills needed to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical services in a patient-focused health care setting. Our postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency program prepares you for clinical or teaching positions, or for postgraduate year two (PGY2) training in a community hospital setting.

The 12-month program provides well-rounded training experience, offering you the opportunity to further develop clinical and leadership skills and explore the many facets of hospital pharmacy practice. The program is flexible, ensuring your particular areas of interest are incorporated into your experience.

At LVHN you’ll engage in a variety of patient care activities with the support of state-of-the-art pharmaceutical technologies, including two dispensing robots, automated dispensing cabinets, as well as a fully integrated electronic medical record with bedside barcoding.

Following completion of PGY1 training at LVHN, our residents have continued on to clinical positions, and many have continued their careers right here at LVHN. In addition, numerous residents have pursued PGY2 training in specialties such as pediatrics, pediatric oncology, HIV, and ambulatory care, and after successful completion of these programs, have accepted clinical specialist positions. Past residents also hold adjunct faculty positions at schools of pharmacy, medical schools and universities.

Kristin Held Wheatley, PharmD, BCOP
Program director, PGY1 pharmacy residency
Clinical pharmacy specialist, pediatric oncology and infectious diseases
Cedar Crest & I-78
Allentown, PA 18105


Pharmacy residents are eligible for health insurance and other benefits.
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Residents and faculty

Meet the preceptors and our current residents.
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Pharmacy department information

Our mission is to maintain an accurate and efficient dispensing system by using state-of-the-art technology, providing comprehensive drug information, and educating our patients and health care providers on the safe, effective and responsible use of medications.
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See the rotations pharmacy residents are required to complete.
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Research opportunities

Residency research project ideas are submitted by residency preceptors each year, and residents are able to review these topics or develop ideas of their own.
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International students

Read answers to frequently asked questions for international students interested in our program.
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Application process

Follow these steps to submit your application.
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