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Pharmacy Residency

UPMC Harrisburg is a community teaching organization dedicated to providing and improving the health and quality of life for the people of Central Pennsylvania since 1873. A proven leader in medical innovation, UPMC in Central Pa. offers a wide range of services from primary care to the most complex surgeries. The healthcare network includes seven acute campuses within the UPMC enterprise that provide nationally recognized care.

PGY1 Purpose Statement

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Pharm.D. education and outcomes to contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist 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. 

The program offers three residency positions for a 12 month traditional postgraduate year one residency program. Residents at UPMC Harrisburg practice collaboratively with physicians and nurses to improve the care of our diverse patient populations. Pharmacy practice and medication safety at UPMC Harrisburg is supported by state-of-the-art technologies, including Epic, barcode verification of medications upon dispensing and administration, intelligent infusion devices, offering a fully integrated pharmacosurveillance system for medication management across the continuum of care. Pharmacists assist with the optimization of patient-specific pharmacotherapy through interdisciplinary team interactions as well as standardized protocols. The program is structured in order to facilitate learning and gain experience and sufficient practice with diverse patient populations, a variety of disease states, and a range of patient populations. 

Mission Statement

The mission of UPMC Central PA’s Pharmacy Department is to provide our community with safe, evidence-based, cost-effective, and patient-centered pharmaceutical care and to shape tomorrow’s health system through education and training of pharmacy professionals, completion of medication-related research, and implementation of innovative medication use technologies.

Our Values

  • Quality & Safety: We create a safe environment where quality is our guiding principle.
  • Dignity & Respect: We treat all individuals with dignity and respect.
  • Caring and Listening: We listen to and care for our patients, our health plan members, our fellow employees, our physicians, and our community.
  • Responsibility & Integrity: We perform our work with the highest level of responsibility and integrity.
  • Excellence & Innovation: We think creatively and build excellence into everything that we do.


Renee Bogdan, Pharm.D., BCPS
Residency Program Director

Phone: 717-782-5869
Fax: 717-782-5981

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