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Info on PREP for Residency Program Directors

  We know how crazy each July and the immediate months afterwards are - you have a new resident (or maybe more than one!) and you are starting all over again!


Make it a little easier on yourself and give your residents a tool to help accelerate their learning and comprehension and be better prepared for all the various areas of their residency.



PREP will help your residents be better prepared and make your job and life easier!  


PPA has created PREP, a self-directed program, designed especially for residents to help them develop and hone the skills they will need and use in a residency program. We all know they graduated from pharmacy school with certain expectations and thinking they were ready to set the world on fire; but, in reality, many still have a lot to learn. Sure you can spend hours teaching them everything - or you can have them do PREP and then augment it with your own expertise and guidance. Unless you are planning to be with them 24/7 and put your own life on hold - you need some help!

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
  • 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 optional and residents can listen and watch any or all, at their own pace and at their convenience. Or when they need it most! Most modules are broken into a few 20-30 minute "bite-sized" videos to allow maximum flexibility.


Residents can test their knowledge on a topic before and after a module to measure their growth, and engage in discussion with faculty and other incoming residents on an online forum.




Registration and modules are available now

Registration and Fees:



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

+Optional (Regular Dues: $35)


These fees may be paid for by the resident or by the residency program. If you prefer to encourage your resident to enroll directly, send them to this page to learn more and register:http://www.papharmacists.com/?page=PREP



Residency Program Directors who utilize the group rate will receive complimentary access to all PREP modules!

To register your residents at the discounted group rate, complete the form at the bottom of this page. PPA will then provide an invoice at the discounted rate. Upon receipt of payment, you and your residents will receive instructions on how to access the PREP modules.

The Top Five Reasons to Encourage or Enroll Your Resident in PREP!

5. It's a great program developed and presented by those who know residencies in Pennsylvania.

4. I want my resident to succeed, learn, and grow.
3. It's priced super reasonably.
2. There's just so much to teach residents and only so many hours in a day.
1. I want to make my life a little easier.

The PPA PREP program flexibility allows our residency program to deliver externally prepared learning materials to assist our new residents during the transition period from student to resident.  Using selected presentations from PREP - “Pennsylvania Law”, “Resident Research”, and “Information Mastery” – we can introduce concepts that complement their orientation at Abington Jefferson Health.  We utilize “ID Boot Camp I & II” to transition our PGY1 residents from departmental orientation to our Pharmacotherapy rotation.  Similar to a “flipped” classroom, the new residents are better prepared to discuss and apply advanced concepts at minimal cost to the residency program without tying up internal resources. PREP is beneficial for both residency programs and incoming residents.

Robert (Bert) Waite, PharmD, BCPS

Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Abington - Jefferson Health


Still not sure if it meets your program's needs....

We can arrange a demo of some of the programs for you at no cost!  Contact Sara Bowden at sbowden@papharmacists.com or (717) 234-6151 x. 2!

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



Register your residents with the discounted group rate!

Complete the form below to register two or more of your residents for PREP. Upon completion, PPA will contact you to provide an invoice for payment of $65 per resident. Payment must come from your residency program to qualify for the group rate.


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