PGY1 Residency

The PGY1 pharmacy residency is an ASHP-accredited, 12-month, full-time program that provides extensive training opportunities in a wide variety of practice settings including acute care, drug information, and practice management. The purpose of the PGY1 program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy education, and it is designed to provide pharmacy professionals with the knowledge and skills required to become leading clinicians in a dynamic healthcare field. Residents will have the opportunity to work alongside leading researchers and clinicians at the forefront of pharmacy practice and medicine.

The PGY1 pharmacy residency program is committed to providing residents with the knowledge and skills necessary to become well-rounded and competent pharmacy practitioners. These include:

  • Participation in multidisciplinary rounds by providing pharmaceutical care to hospitalized patients in internal medicine, infectious diseases, critical care, pediatrics, and a variety of other medical specialties.
  • Pharmacokinetic drug monitoring of vancomycin, aminoglycosides, warfarin, and other drugs with narrow therapeutic indices.
  • Development of precepting and teaching skills by co-precepting students on rotation and participating in the student seminar series.
  • Participation in pharmacy practice management activities to help increase a resident’s understanding of the role of pharmacy in the healthcare system.

Graduates of the PGY1 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 program consists of exposure to varying specialties through required and elective rotations.

Required Rotations (5 weeks) Elective Rotations (5 weeks)
Critical Care Academia Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine II
Drug Information Advanced Heart Failure Hematology/ Oncology I & II Practice Management II
Infectious Diseases Ambulatory Care Hematology/ Oncology Ambulatory Care Pediatrics II
Pediatrics Burn Unit Infectious Diseases II Psychiatry
Practice Management Critical Care II Informatics Solid Organ Transplantation I & II

Residents may complete rotations across the various sites within NYPH, as preceptor availability permits.

Please refer to the Supplementary Information for additional learning experiences PGY1 residents participate in during the residency year.

Compensation and Benefits

Residents earn an annual stipend of $46,500. Paid time off is allotted for vacation/personal, holidays, interviews, and professional meetings. Additional benefits include travel stipend for professional meetings, comprehensive health insurance, and subsidized housing (pending availability).

To Apply

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program and be eligible for licensure in New York State prior to beginning the residency.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Residency Programs participate in the ASHP-associated Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for applications and the National Matching Service (NMS) for the residency matching process. Required documents should be submitted through PhORCAS by January 2, 2020. Required documents include:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts
  • Three references

More details on the use of PhORCAS can be found at

Paper applications may be accepted under unusual circumstances through special arrangement with the Residency Program Director.


Corey Witenko, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

PGY1 Residency Program Director
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
525 East 68th Street, Room K-04
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-746-0813