PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program Details | Hackensack University Medical Center   
PGY 2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency

Program Details

The Hackensack University Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Program – Emergency Medicine Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) is an ASHP accredited 12-month program.

Located just 8 miles west of Manhattan, Hackensack University Medical Center is a nonprofit teaching and research hospital that is the largest provider of healthcare services in the state of New Jersey with 803 inpatient beds. It is a Level-1 Emergency trauma center that sees over 111,000 patients per year. An additional 34,000 patients visit the Pediatric Emergency Department annually. It is also a Stroke Center and a STEMI catheterization center with full cardiothoracic surgical capabilities.

The programs primary goal is to offer advanced training in Emergency Medicine pharmacy with an emphasis on the following areas:

  • Assessment and evaluation of the pharmacological treatment of patients presenting to the ED
  • Development and enhancement of teaching skills through didactic and experiential teaching of Doctor of Pharmacy students
  • Development and enhancement of written and oral communication skills
  • Development of research skills

Program Specifics

Rotations Offered

Required Rotations

Orientation 1 month
Emergency Medicine 6 months
New Jersey Poison Control Center 1 month
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1 month
Infectious Diseases 1 month

Elective Rotations (Choose 2)

Adult Medical Intensive Care Unit/Cardiac Care Unit (1 month)
Surgical/Trauma/Neuro Critical Care (1 month)
Emergency Medicine at University Hospital (1 month)

Longitudinal Rotations

Research Project

Teaching Opportunities


There may be opportunities to teach in both small group and large lecture hall settings. Formal conference lectures for the Emergency Medicine Residents are also required.


Though certain responsibilities of the resident are required, the program has the flexibility to develop activities consistent with the resident’s background and career goals. In general, the resident’s responsibilities include:

  • Perform daily patient care activities at Hackensack University Medical Center and make appropriate recommendations to interdisciplinary treatment teams
  • Design, monitor, and evaluate treatment goals for Emergency Department patients that consider patient-, disease-, and drug-specific information and ethical considerations
  • Present educational in-services on pharmacy topics to patients, pharmacy staff, and the interdisciplinary treatment team
  • Co-precept pharmacy students
  • Complete a research project, as well as present this research at a conference

Salary and Benefits


The resident will receive a competitive stipend, paid biweekly.

Vacation/professional leave

Residents will be allotted 20 vacation days, 5 wellness days, and six paid holidays per year

Additional benefits

  • Lab coats/business cards
  • On-site garage parking
  • Meal card
  • Private resident office space
  • Personal computer
  • BCLS/ACLS/PALS Certification
  • Professional membership to ASHP
  • Professional leave to attend conferences
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