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Residency Program

The PGY1 and PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Programs are structured learning experiences intended to provide clinical, research and teaching experience in a challenging healthcare setting. Residents will have the opportunity to develop professional relationships with clinicians and patients as well as play an integral role in caring for patients.

About the Programs


The purpose of the PGY1 residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. This will be accomplished through rounding with patient care teams, providing education to members of the healthcare team and colleagues, as well as conducting research. Graduates of the PGY1 residency program should be prepared to pursue a specialty PGY2 residency, a pharmacy position in a hospital-based environment, or a combination of academia and hospital based practice affiliated with a College of Pharmacy.


The PGY2 residents will have opportunities to develop and refine multiple skill sets including, but not limited to, practice foundation, direct patient care, drug information, and policy development. This is accomplished through rounding with patient care teams, providing educations to various members of the healthcare team in formal and informal settings, precepting pharmacy students and PGY1 residents, and conducting research in conjunction with pharmacy preceptors and/or other healthcare providers. Each learning experience and activity contributes to the resident's development into a self-sufficient practitioner. Graduates of the NYP PGY2 programs should be prepared to pursue employment in the acute care setting as a pharmacotherapy clinical specialist in their respective specialty.

PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Through directed practical experience, this specialized residency is designed to develop expert skills and competencies in pharmacy practice leadership. This will be accomplished through clinical, management, research, and teaching experiences. Participation in pharmacy practice management activities will help increase the resident’s understanding of the role of pharmacy in the healthcare system. Graduates of the residency program should be prepared for clinical and/or operational management positions in hospitals and integrated health care systems.


For all the programs, learning experiences usually range 3-6 weeks in length. The pharmacy resident is expected to attend and actively participate in daily work and attending rounds, pertinent medical didactic lectures or conferences, research and develop answers to drug information questions received from healthcare professionals, meet with his/her preceptor to discuss patient cases and/or topic discussion, and follow-up on pertinent issues. A medication use evaluation (MUE) and/or a research project will also be completed as dictated by individual residency program requirements.