Clinical Pharmacology Residency


  • Center City Campus
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Degree Earned

  • Residency

Program Length

1 four-week teaching block

Program Type

  • On Campus

Maximum Number of Residents

1 per teaching block

The Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics offers a rotation for medical house staff. The Department's administrative office is located in 1170 Main Building, and the 14-bed clinical research unit (CRU) is located on 11th floor Thompson Building. Primary activities of the division are phase I-IV and II trials of pharmaceutical agents, and bench research in the pharmaceutical sciences. In addition, members of the division are active in teaching at all levels of medical training, including NIH sponsored fellowship program and a K30 grant program in Human Investigation.

Resident Responsibilities

This is a research block. Residents will need to have an existing research project and pre-approval to rotate in Pharmacology. Residents will meet with the program director weekly to review their research project. While on the rotation, residents can assist in ongoing trials on the inpatient unit. This includes occasional direct subject (normal healthy volunteer or patient) care. However, direct patient responsibilities will be minimal during the month. The resident will also research new topics for investigation, and assist in the formulation of new clinical protocols. Residents will attend Institutional Review Board meetings as an observer. In addition, depending upon the time of the year, the resident may also assist in educational programs of undergraduate or graduate medical education.

For more information about the program, please contact Walter Kraft, MD or call 215-955-9077.