Current Participant

Bethany Sharpless, PharmD

Bethany Sharpless joined us in mid-June 2015. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. She was a pharmacy intern at the Cortland Regional Medical Center for 3 years while going through school. Bethany achieved several accolades which include the United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public.

Health Pharmacy Practice Award and was a national top ten finalist in the ASHP Clinical Skills Competition. She was also has held several leadership positions including presidential positions in various organizations. She currently has interests in critical care, solid organ transplant and hematology/oncology.

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

The newly expanded Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, designed by patients, families and caregivers, is an environment that promotes children’s physical, emotional and spiritual healing.

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Program Features

Pharmacy Residency in Delaware Valley

Our program will prepare you as a competent and confident practitioner, able to deliver pharmacy care to pediatric patients in a distributive as well as clinical environment. You’ll also develop the necessary skills to educate patients, families and other healthcare professionals on drug-related topics.

Clinical Services/Special Features

The program includes experiences to help you develop essential skills such as writing, communication, critical thinking, and problem solving. You’ll also have the opportunity to improve the safety of the medication-use system and demonstrate professional maturity by monitoring your own performance and by exhibiting commitment to the profession.

  • Unit-based Pharmacy Services
  • Pharmacist-run Antibiotic Stewardship Program
  • Patient Care Rounding
  • Medication Counseling
  • Drug Order Review
  • Documentation of Clinical Interventions
  • Hospitalwide Computerized Prescriber Order Entry
  • Unit-based Cabinets
  • Medication Bar-coding
  • Pharmacist-run Anticoagulation Monitoring Program

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Ambulatory Care
    • Outpatient Hematology/Oncology
    • Outpatient Pediatric HIV/AIDS
  • Drug Information/Investigational Drug Service
  • Practice Management
  • Project Management

Required Projects

Required projects during your residency include:
  • Residency Research Project
  • Manuscript Suitable for Publication
  • Journal Club
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) monograph
  • Drug Class Review
  • Staff Development Lecture
  • Investigational Drug Service (IDS) monograph

Residency Opportunities

  • Inservices to Pharmacy, Nursing & Medical Staff
  • Precepting of Pharmacy Students
  • Community service, such as Pharmacy Week and Safe Kids Day

Contact Us

Elora Hilmas, PharmD, BCPS

Program Coordinator
(302) 651-5791

Apply for Our Program

Application Requirements
Deadline: Jan. 12, 2015
  • PharmD degree
  • eligibility for Delaware licensure (must be obtained by September 15)
  • academic transcript
  • curriculum vitae
  • three letters of recommendation
  • letter of intent

Ways to Apply