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Home Care Group Pharmacy Residency Programs

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Johns Hopkins Home Care Group (JHHCG) is a diverse and inclusive, fully integrated member of Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) serving as an integral component of the healthcare continuum by supporting the JHM mission of safe, quality patient care, education, and research. JHHCG strives to be the preeminent home care provider to the Johns Hopkins community by integrating comprehensive home care service and products through a single point of access, utilizing clinical expertise and exhibiting outstanding service excellence. Johns Hopkins Outpatient Pharmacy, which is part of JHHCG, provides community and specialty pharmacy services for the Johns Hopkins Community.


PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency

Purpose: To build upon the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications. 

Objective: The community pharmacy residency is committed to providing residents with the skills and knowledge necessary to become exemplary community pharmacists providing care for a diverse group of patients.  Upon successful completion of the residency, the pharmacist will have developed the clinical, analytical, and leadership skills necessary to function as a clinical practitioner in an integrated health-system, a community pharmacy setting or pursue a PGY2 residency.

Description: This program emphasizes the development of advanced practical skills needed by community pharmacy practitioners concentrating on enhancing existing clinical services and implementing pharmacy practice programs. The experience is individualized to each resident to develop clinical, analytical, teaching, and leadership skills. Residents will have opportunities to provide patient care services including medication therapy management, immunizations, and compounding. The residents will work in a collaborative environment with exposure to diverse clinical specialty areas, including solid organ transplant, infectious disease, geriatrics, oncology, and transitions of care. Opportunities to precept students and provide Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) programs are available. Collaboration with providers in an integrated health system will be emphasized through trans-disciplinary care to improve patient outcomes.

Unique Rotations: Hepatitis C, Transplant, HIV, Home Based Medication Management, Transitions of Care

Number of Positions: 2


Residency Program Director
Amy Nathanson, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Programs Manager, Specialty Services
Johns Hopkins Home Care Group Pharmacy Services
5901 Holabird Avenue, Suite A-2
Baltimore, MD 21224


PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy/PGY2 Community Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (CPAL) Residency with M.B.A/M.S.

Purpose: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available. 

Objective: The degree specialty residency is designed to provide the participant with a foundation in community pharmacy leadership with an emphasis in pharmaceutical services and home based services in integrated health systems. The primary objective of the program is to prepare pharmacists to assume leadership positions in organized health care settings, with an emphasis on settings such as community pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, and home infusion services.

Description: Graduates of the program will have competencies in assessing and resolving patient and organizational needs related to specialized medication therapies administered in the community, complex medication distribution models, and evolving payment models in the outpatient setting.  Participants will gain the business tools and knowledge to understand and analyze the changing nature of today’s complex medical delivery systems, plus the resource management skills and savvy to anticipate and respond to those changes.  The Community Pharmacy Administrative and Leadership Residency Program is designed to offer a strong foundation for residents including robust PGY1 community pharmacy clinical experiences within the fully integrated health system of Johns Hopkins Medicine, as well as diverse operational, clinical, and financial management rotations in the home based, community, ambulatory, and acute care settings. The two-year residency is combined with a Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A) with an emphasis in Health Care Management (54 credit hours) or a Master of Science (M.S.) in Health Care Management (36 credits hours) from The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Unique Rotations: Specialty Pharmacy Leadership, Outpatient Clinical Services Leadership, Operations & Innovations Leadership, Transitions of Care Leadership, Executive Leadership

Number of Positions: 1


Residency Program Director
Meghan Swarthout, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Director, Clinical Services
Johns Hopkins Home Care Group Pharmacy Services
5901 Holabird Avenue, Suite A-2
Baltimore, MD 21224


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Pharmacy Residency Programs
Johns Hopkins Home Care Group offers a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency and a combined PGY1 Community/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency with M.B.A./M.S.

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