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Pre-Residency Excellence Program (PREP)

Starting a residency?

Your first weeks and even months of a residency can be exciting and a little scary - make it easier on yourself by PREParing yourself with the knowledge and information you need!  PPA is here to help!


Get on the right track in these first few weeks and months!  Stand out from the competition!

The Pre-Residency Excellence Program (PREP) was designed specifically to assist individuals entering a pharmacy residency program. This program will give you tips, direction, ideas, and review your skills so that you can be better prepared to jump-start your residency year. We all know how well you perform may affect your future pharmacy career so set yourself on course to be as successful as possible!


The PREP Recorded Webinar Series consists of a series of modules each focusing on a specific area designed to help individuals be an Excellent resident.  Key topic areas include:

  • ID Boot Camp


    is open now!

  • Pharmacokinetic Drug Dosing
  • Evaluating Primary Literature
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Resident Research
  • Pennsylvania Law as it Relates to Clinical Practice
  • Information Mastery
  • Teaching Skills
  • MTM Overview
  • Pharmacist Documentation
  • Drug Dosing in Kidney and Liver Disease
  • Continuing Development after Graduation

All modules are all optional and you can listen to/watch any or all, at your own pace and at your convenience. Most modules are broken into a few 20-30 minute "bite-sized" videos to allow maximum flexibility.


Test your knowledge on a topic before and after a module to measure your growth! Engage in discussion with faculty and other incoming residents on an online forum!




Registration and Fees:



*Group Rate is available to Residency Programs registering two or more residents

+Optional (Regular Dues: $35)


Click for more information about membership: Why should I purchase a Residency Membership? and What are the benefits of being a PPA member?

Once you are registered and the modules are available - we will send you a special link to use in accessing the training modules as you wish!


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Here is what some previous participants have to say about the program...

"As a newly minted PGY1 resident, practicing as a licensed practitioner can be a very nervous but exciting time. The PREP program offer invaluable tools and resources to help a pharmacy resident not only prepare for the challenges of residency, but also provides guidance and skills for resident to excel throughout the course of the year."

Benjamin Andrick, PharmD
2015 PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Augusta University Medical Center/University of Georgia College of Pharmacy

"Adjusting to resident life and the workload can be a bit overwhelming. The PREP program equipped me with knowledge and skills to hit the ground running on day one of residency and get the most out of the experience."

Brandon Antinopoulos, PharmD

2014 Community Practice Resident

University of Pittsburgh/Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association/University Pharmacy

Current Role: Pharmacy Manager, Hometown Apothecary Drugs

"I think the greatest value of the PREP program for me was being able to discuss and prepare for some of the biggest challenges that residents typically face (e.g. time management, research, information mastery, etc.) in advance of starting my residency so that I already had some background knowledge and tools to reference on Day One."

Gale Garmong, PharmD
2014 Community Practice Resident

University of Pittsburgh/Rite Aid Pharmacy

Current Role: Clinical/Staff Pharmacist, Klingensmith’s Drug Store

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