Pharmacy Residency

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Pharmacy Residency Program

Post-Graduate Year 2 Informatics

The Postgraduate Year Two (PGY-2) Informatics Pharmacy Residency at NewYork Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist located in Brooklyn, New York, is an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited postgraduate year two specialty program consisting of intensive training and learning experience in all aspects of the electronic medical record (EMR), computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system, clinical decision support, pharmacy automation, clinical automation, data protection, and other standards and best practices in the healthcare environment. This program's goals, objectives, and evaluation procedures are established to be consistent with the accreditation standards developed by ASHP. This program allows the resident to train and develop competence in an acute-teaching facility focusing on the maintenance and application of pharmacy technology and automation.

This program allows each resident to become a part of the pharmacy informatics team and train with clinical pharmacists, information technology (IT) staff, and clinical informaticists. The resident will participate in all aspects of the maintenance and build of pharmacy automation systems as well as reporting and data analytics. The resident completing this program will be a pharmacist who specializes in the practical application of pharmacy technology and automation to support hospital and pharmacy processes while ultimately contributing to positive patient care. Upon completion of this program, the resident will be prepared to enter a fellowship program or function in an interdisciplinary environment of informatics project teams.

Curriculum experiences

Residency learning experiences

Clinical Pharmacy Systems Clinical Pharmacy Pharmacy Administration
Clinical Pharmacy Systems II Data Management Nursing Informatics
Automation Medication Safety Clinical Decision Support
Automation II Transitions of Care  

Longitudinal experience

  • Hospital Practice
  • Teaching Certificate
  • Research

Teaching experience

  • The resident will have the opportunity to teach recitation courses.
  • The resident will receive appointment at a local college of pharmacy.
  • The resident will have the opportunity to precept pharmacy students.
  • The resident will have the opportunity to participate in a teaching certificate program.

Research project

Each resident is required to complete a major research project suitable for publication during the 12-month program. The resident will work with the residency program research coordinator and other members of the pharmacy department and Hospital and learn essential key points of research design. The resident is expected to present his or her project at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and one other professional meeting.


  • Each resident will be provided with medical and dental insurance.
  • Each resident is allowed 10 days of paid vacation and 5 sick/personal days.
  • Each resident may travel and attend 2 professional meetings per program year.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)/Adult Cardiopulmonary Life Support (ACLS) Training & Certification.

Qualifications for residency

Applicants must have:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of New York
  • Completed an ASHP general practice residency for PGY-2 Applicants

Download the PGY-2 Informatics Residency brochure.

Contact us

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Pharmacy Manager, PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program Director

May Jabra, PharmD