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.

Residency Program Basics

  • 12-Month Experience (Start date June 13, 2016)
  • 1 PGY1 Position Available
  • On-site Interview Required

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.

  • Multidisciplinary Patient Care Rounds
  • Antibiotic Stewardship Program
  • Neonatal Nutrition Support Service
  • Medication Counseling
  • Investigational Drug Services
  • Solid Organ Transplant Service
  • Hospitalwide Computerized Prescriber Order Entry
  • Anticoagulation and Nephrotoxic Medicine Monitoring Program

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Ambulatory Care
    • Outpatient Solid Organ Transplant
    • Outpatient Pediatric HIV
  • Drug Information/Investigational Drug Service
  • Practice Management
  • Project Management
  • Drug Information/Investigational Drug Service (IDS)

Required Projects

Required projects during your residency include:
  • Residency Research Project
  • Manuscript Suitable for Publication
  • Journal Club
  • P&T Monograph and Minutes
  • IDS Monograph
  • Staff Development Lecture
  • Creation of a Policy/Procedure/Guideline
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Drug Class Review
  • Pharmacy Newsletter


Residency Opportunities

  • Inservices to Pharmacy, Nursing and Medical Staff
  • Precepting of Pharmacy Students
  • Community Service

Contact Us

Elora Hilmas, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Coordinator
(302) 651-5791

Apply for Our Program

Application Requirements
Deadline: Jan. 11, 2016
  • PharmD degree
  • eligibility for Delaware licensure (must be obtained by September 15)
  • academic transcript
  • curriculum vitae
  • three letters of recommendation
  • letter of intent

To Apply