PGY 2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency
Welcome Letter From Our Program Director
Thank you for expressing interest in joining the Hackensack Meridian Health Residency Program - Ambulatory Care Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2). In collaboration with Binghamton University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, this 12-month ASHP-Pre-candidate program extends the specialized training of HMH PGY1 pharmacy residency programs. We aim to offer a comprehensive experience that develops residents' expertise, skills, and leadership in ambulatory care.
Hackensack Meridian Health is renowned for delivering high-quality healthcare and is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of healthcare professionals. The residency program provides a unique opportunity for participants to collaborate with expert clinicians, engage in cutting-edge research, and deepen their understanding of ambulatory care settings. Our committed team of preceptors and mentors aims to provide guidance and support for your professional goals. The PGY2 residency program includes multi-site rotations in Specialty Pharmacy, Long-Term Care Pharmacy, High-Risk Clinics, Population Health, and Home Infusion.
The program prepares residents for clinical roles, becoming adept healthcare team members and educators for patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and students. Successful graduates should be competent in clinical and faculty positions and eligible for board certification in Ambulatory Care.
As you consider applying, rest assured that your growth and success are our top priorities. Explore the resources, experiences, and opportunities our program offers for a fulfilling and impactful ambulatory-care career. We welcome potential applicants who share our commitment to patient-centered care, innovation, and continuous improvement. If you have any questions about the program, application process, or anything else, please feel free to contact me.
Devang Shah Pharm.D., BCACP
Specialty Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program Director
The Hackensack Meridian Health Residency Program - Ambulatory Care Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY-2) is a 12-month ASHP-accredited program in partnership with Binghamton College of Pharmacy. The program offers a comprehensive experience to develop the resident's expertise, skills, and leadership in specialized ambulatory care practice areas. Within our diverse outpatient clinics and pharmacies, the resident gains firsthand experience in providing direct patient care services aimed at reducing health disparities and delivering top-tier healthcare. Opportunities abound for collaboration with multidisciplinary teams across specialty pharmacy, long-term care pharmacy, home infusion, high-risk patient ambulatory clinics, and population health, allowing the resident to manage chronic diseases, promote wellness, and encourage preventive services utilization. Throughout the program, the resident harnesses cutting-edge digital technologies and innovations to elevate patient care quality, expanding our services for improved access.
Upon program completion, the resident will showcase their ambulatory care competence through direct patient care, clinical research, and educating patients and fellow healthcare providers. Teaching skills will be honed through educational presentations, precepting PGY1 residents and pharmacy students at Binghamton College of Pharmacy, leading clinical discussions, and critically evaluating literature. Our flexible program tailors its focus to each resident's goals while ensuring a well-rounded clinical, research, and teaching experience. Residents will gain hands-on management experience, learning the intricacies of establishing, maintaining, and expanding successful ambulatory care services. This program equips residents to confidently assume clinical roles, becoming adept healthcare team members and educators for patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and students alike. Successful PGY2 Ambulatory Care pharmacy residency graduates should possess the competencies for clinical pharmacist and faculty positions and be eligible for board certification in Ambulatory Care.