Rotation Schedule

Program Structure

The residency program permits residents to gain experience and sufficient practice with diverse patient populations, a variety of disease states, and a range of patient problems.

  • Residents will be scheduled for 10 core concentrated learning experiences and 2 elective learning experiences of their choice. Each rotation is scheduled for one calendar month.
  • Four core longitudinal learning experiences take place throughout the residency year, ranging from 9 to 12 months each, to provide additional learning opportunities and continuity. Two elective longitudinal learning experiences are chosen which run 5 months each.
  • At least two-thirds of the year will consist of direct patient care activities.
  • No more than one-third of the twelve-month PGY1 pharmacy residency program may deal with a specific patient disease state population (e.g. critical care, pediatrics.)


  • Residents complete a 5 day hospital orientation in advance of the official start date of residency. The orientation includes incoming residents of all specialties (e.g. internal medicine residents, pediatric residents, etc.) at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and promotes collaboration among the disciplines.
  • BLS/ACLS training, as well as an overview of Human Resources policies, library services, ethics, infection control, patient safety, and other important topics are included.
  • A general pharmacy orientation and EPIC software training are provided.
  • Residency logistics and the requirements for successful completion of the program will be reviewed.
  • Research education is provided and the resident works with their research mentor to complete their chosen research/project IRB protocol.

Learning Experiences

Baseline assessments and resident interests are used to formulate the resident’s learning experience schedule. Every effort is made to accommodate a schedule established on the knowledge base, experience, and preferences of the resident.

Core Concentrated Rotations (required)

  • Hospital & Pharmacy Orientation 
  • Cardiology 
  • Infectious Diseases 
  • Internal Medicine 
  • Leadership and Practice Management 
  • Medical Intensive Care 
  • Oncology 
  • Pediatrics 
  • Quality Improvement and Research
  • Transitions of Care 

Core Longitudinal Rotations (required) 

  • Medication Safety / Pharmacy Management 
  • Pharmacy Operations
  • Quality Improvement and Research 
  • Teaching and Learning

Elective Concentrated Rotations (2 required)

  • Academia and Teaching 
  • Advanced Core Rotations
  • Ambulatory Care 
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Neonatal Intensive Care 
  • Neurosurgical and Trauma Intensive Care 
  • Pediatric Intensive Care

Elective Longitudinal Rotations (2 required)

  • Cardiology Clinic 
  • HIV Clinic
  • Investigational Drug Services 
  • Transitions of Care
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Clinic
  • Academia
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