Welcome Message from the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director

Ruchi Jain, BCPS, BCCCPThank you for your interest in the PGY1 pharmacy residency program at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC). I am very proud to be the program director for our outstanding program. We pride ourselves on having a comprehensive residency program which emphasizes development of core clinical problem-solving skills while gaining experience in teaching, research, and medication use evaluation. Our residents participate in a well-rounded rotation schedule and learn to accept full responsibility for their patients under the supervision of their preceptors. Our team of talented preceptors is dedicated to the residents’ success, providing flexibility and the opportunity to tailor experiences to fit their needs. Their spirit and enthusiasm is evident in all their interactions, which fosters an ideal learning environment. As a result of the training they receive at HUMC, our graduates emerge from our program as highly competitive candidates trained to excel in the area of their choice.

We are delighted that you are interested in our program. I look forward to meeting you to further discuss the highlights of our program. Please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or any of the pharmacy preceptors with your questions. We wish you luck in your residency search.


Ruchi Jain, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – MICU/CCU
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director

Contact Us:

For pharmacy residency inquiries, contact PGY1 program director or residency coordinator.

Ruchi Jain, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Medical/Cardiac ICU
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Email: ruchi.jain@hmhn.org
Office: 551-996-2583

Patrick Lake, PharmD, BCIDP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Residency Coordinator
Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Email: Patrick.Lake@hmhn.org
Office: 551-996-4282

Program Overview

HUMC PGY1 Pharmacy Group Photo

Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) is the home of two well-established ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency programs. The PGY1 residency program was established in 2001 and the PGY2 Emergency Medicine residency program was established in 2013. The pharmacy department at HUMC recognizes the value and need for residency training in preparing individuals for careers in clinical pharmacy practice. Over the course of the residency year, our residents are exposed to an exceptional variety of rotation experiences with diverse patient populations. The clinical pharmacy specialists who serve as preceptors have trained at institutions across the country and help create a robust learning environment for residents. HUMC is also at the forefront of technological innovation with respect to electronic medical record software, automated dispensing cabinets, and medication management.

The primary goal of each residency program is to provide practical clinical training while also providing the resident exposure to research and administration. The resident will have the opportunity to interact with diverse medical teams to build medication management skills to optimize the role of the pharmacist in patient-centered care. Our programs foster professionalism by exhibiting commitment to the profession through lifelong learning, monitoring our own performance, and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system.

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