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Students attending the conference will be able to participate in several hours of student programming each day, as well as sit in on any continuing education programs, meetings, forums, and other events included in the conference schedule.

PPA plans a variety of programs designed with students in mind.


Friday, September 23

Find out More About PPA’s Advocacy!
PPA’s Government Relations Manager Don Smith will review our plans for the year ahead and how you as a student can speak out for pharmacy!  He will explain how you can GRASP the opportunity and become a real advocate for pharmacy!

Making the Most of PPA’s Conferences
Ashley Robbins, PPA’s Membership Coordinator and student program developer, will provide an overview of the ins and outs of a PPA Conference.  What’s good etiquette, how you can maximize your networking skills, making lasting connections for your pharmacy career, and more.  While geared especially for new comers, returning attendees will learn valuable hints as well.  

Patient Care Toolkits – Helping You and Your Patients
PPA’s Mentor Collaborative developed some helpful patient care toolkits which we want to encourage students to use, promote, and refer to as needed.  Dr. Kim Ference will walk you through some of the features of these toolkits!

Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network
PPCN’s Executive Manager, Dr. Mindy Kozminski will tell you about PPA’s exciting initiative to advance pharmacist provided patient care and our amazing progress to-date.

Residency 101
Considering a Residency? Not sure if you want to do a Residency? This session is perfect for any student, no matter what your professional year, who is evaluating whether or not to do a residency. Dr. Robert Maher will discuss the ins and outs of Residencies in this informative session discussing the whys, whats, and hows of Residency.  


Saturday, September 24

Become a Naloxone Ambassador in Your Pharmacy
Dr. George Downs, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Professor and Dean Emeritus, will lead a hands on Naloxone training to better prepare you to handle an overdose situation, as well as prepare you to be a Naloxone ambassador in your pharmacy.

Interviewing – What You Need to Know?
Go to your interviews prepared. Professional Recruiters for Rite Aid, Matt Walker and Donna Hazel, will discuss interviewing, hiring, and what you need to know to be prepared for an interviewing.


RESIDENCY SHOWCASE PREP: Being Prepared for a Residency Showcase
This session is designed to help students be better  prepared for any Residency Showcase, including the PPA Residency Showcase, which will begin immediately following this session, as well as the ASHP Mid-Year Residency Showcase coming later this fall. Find out - What questions should you ask? How do you start a conversation with someone who has a lot of people around them? How do you sell yourself in 30 seconds? Dr. Vicky Shah will answer all of these questions, and more! Be a showcase standout!

Embark on a successful Pharmacy Career without doing a Residency
Not planning on a residency? Not sure a residency is for you? PPA has put together panel of three pharmacists with different backgrounds in pharmacy to discuss your options on building a successful pharmacy career from their individual and different perspectives, including chain management, independent ownership, and a health system practice. The panel will consist of John DeJames, Kathryn Grandizio-Stephens, and Alysha Lopez.





Achieving Independence Competition
Saturday, September 24, 2016


Achieving Independence is student competition designed to foster the budding entrepreneurial spirit among pharmacy students to one day own their own pharmacy!  The program was developed in 2009 as a way to encourage creativity and interest in pharmacy ownership.


Click here to learn more about this competition





Residency Showcase

Saturday, September 24, 2016


PPA's Residency Showcase is an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from residency programs from across Pennsylvania and nearby states. Last year's Residency Showcase had over 50 programs represented and more than 150 students in attendance!


The Residency Showcase is open to all pharmacy students. Showcase registration is included in conference registration packages. Those not attending the rest of the Annual Conference can register for only the showcase. Registration is free for PPA members and $20 for non-members.


Click here to register for ONLY the Residency Showcase.




Information for Residency Programs


What better way to showcase your program? PPA's Residency Showcase is presented in a less formal manner with highly interested and motivated students - all in advance of the big ASHP showcase!  Get a jump start on meeting and speaking with potential candidates early on!


Click here for more information about the showcase and to register your program to attend









Residency Programs Registered to Attend:


Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health


Acme Sav-on Pharmacy

 PGY1 Community Residency


Allegheny General Hospital

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Acute Care Focus

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Ambulatory Care Focus

Combined PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency-MPH



PGY1 Pharmacy

Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital



Coatesville VA Medical Center



Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center



Duquesne University - Mylan School of Pharmacy

PGY1 Community Practice Residency with Giant Eagle Pharmacy

PGY1 Community Practice Residency with Center for Pharmacy Care

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with St. Barnabas

PGY1 Community Practice Residency with Walgreen’s Specialty

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency with PPCP

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency with Center for Pharmacy Care

PGY2 Geriatrics Residency with St. Barnabas

PGY2 Palliative Care Residency with Delta Care Rx

Geisinger Medical Center
PGY1 Pharmacy

PGY2 Oncology


Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center



Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Hahnemann University Hospital

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program 


Hunterdon Medical Center

Pharmacy Residency, PGY-1

Pharmacotherapy Residency, PGY-2


Kaiser Permanente- Mid Atlantic States



The Johns Hopkins Health System
Johns Hopkins PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice
Johns Hopkins PGY-2 Ambulatory
Johns Hopkins PGY-2 Cardiology
Johns Hopkins PGY-2 Critical Care
Johns Hopkins PGY-2 Emergency Medicine
Johns Hopkins PGY-2 ID
Johns Hopkins PGY-1/2 Informatics
Johns Hopkins PGY-2 Medication Safety
Johns Hopkins PGY-2 Oncology
Johns Hopkins PGY-2 Pain Mgt/Palliative Care
Johns Hopkins PGY-2 Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins PGY-1/2 Pharmacotherapy
Johns Hopkins PGY-1/2 MBA Practice Management
Johns Hopkins PGY-2 Transplant
Johns Hopkins Bayview PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice


Kaiser Permanente- Mid Atlantic States



Lancaster General Health / Penn Medicine


Moses Taylor Hospital



PGY1 (Home Infusion) 


Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

PGY1 Pharmacy


Penn State Health Saint Joseph's



Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Penn State Hershey Medical Center


Pennsylvania Hospital

Pennsylvania Hospital PGY1


Philadelphia College of Pharmacy/University of the Sciences

PGY1 Community Practice Residency with SunRay Drugs

PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Residency with Cooper University Hospital

PGY2 Critical Care Residency with Cooper University Hospital

Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship at McNeil Consumer Healthcare


Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program

Industry Fellowship


Sibley Memorial Hospital-Johns Hopkins Medicine



Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency


St. Luke's University Health Network



Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

PGY2 Cardiology
PGY2 Critical Care
PGY2 Drug Information
PGY2 Infectious Diseases


University of Pittsburgh

Rite Aid

Giant Eagle




UPMC Shadyside
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

VA New Jersey Health Care System


Valley Health

PGY 1 Winchester Medical Cente/Warren Memorial Hospital
PGY 1 Community Residency - Valley Pharmacy


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