Program Details

Curriculum

The Pharmacy Practice Residency is a one-year postgraduate training program (PGY-1), full time, starting in July. Learning experiences are 6 weeks in length. The learning experiences provide a wide range of opportunities and are flexible to fit the needs and interests of each resident. Residents are involved in various clinical activities, including therapeutic drug monitoring, medication error reporting, attending various clinical rounds with the medical team, patient counseling, as well as monitoring drug management programs. The resident has the opportunity to attend P&T meetings and participate in the Rutgers Teaching Certificate Program. The resident will also have the opportunity to interact with pharmacy students on their IPPE and APPE rotations. The staffing commitment requirement for the program is every third weekend.

Learning Experiences

Required learning experiences offered include Administration, Critical Care, Clinical Program Development, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease & Antimicrobial Stewardship and Internal Medicine I.

Longitudinal learning experiences include Medication Safety, Evidence Based Medicine & Quality Improvement, Service Commitment, and Teaching Certificate.

Elective learning experiences offered are in the areas of Ambulatory Care, Internal Medicine II, Neuro Critical Care, Pediatrics and Rehab Medicine.

The Pharmacy team consists of 39 professional and 37 support personnel. Clinical specialists, collaborative care decentralized pharmacists, and clinical staff pharmacists provide comprehensive services as part of the health care team.

Pharmacy technology and automation includes EPIC, Omnicell, McKesson Robot and Accu-Print by Accu-Chart. The pharmacy welcomed its first PGY-1 resident in 2018 and is accredited by ASHP.

Research

Residents are expected to participate and complete a research project during their training. They work closely with their mentor or another member of the faculty to develop the project throughout the academic year. Residents are also expected to present a poster at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and a platform presentation at the Eastern States Pharmacy Residency Conference to help hone their presentation and analytical skills. Each resident is expected to create a manuscript suitable for publication prior to the end of the academic year.

Salary and Benefits

  • PGY-1 $45,000
  • Reimbursement for travel, meals, hotel, and supplies for the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Eastern States Pharmacy Residency Conference
  • Paid vacation and holiday time
  • Choice of medical insurance plans
  • Dental insurance
  • Prescription plan
  • Vision plan

Resources

American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)

Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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