Supplementary Information

Required Activities

The resident is required to successfully complete each of the following activities in order to become eligible to complete the residency program.

Research Project

The PGY1 resident will complete a research project that will be presented at the Eastern States Residency and Preceptors Conference. The PGY2 resident will complete a research project that will be presented at a conference relevant to their clinical specialty. This project can be of original research, a problem-solving exercise or development, enhancement or evaluation of some aspect of pharmacy services. A publication quality manuscript of the residency project must be submitted to the Residency Director prior to completion of the program.

Improvement Project

All PGY1 residents will complete one project that focuses on identifying an opportunity for/implementing an improvement within the Department of Pharmacy. The project may relate to an opportunity for improvement in pharmacy processes, systems, medication usage, or any other identified area. The results of this project will be presented at the Midyear Clinical Meeting.

Formal Patient Case Presentations

PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents are required to prepare and present two formal case presentations during their residency. The goal is to discuss a disease state and drug therapy of a particular case the resident encountered during rotation, incorporating and evaluating primary literature.

Pharmacy Grand Rounds

PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents prepare and present one formal ACPE (American Council on Pharmacy Education) accredited pharmacy Grand Rounds during the residency year. The goal is to expand the resident’s communication skills and presentation techniques. The topic is a review of pharmacotherapeutic principles and disease states based on the educational needs of the department.

Journal Club

PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents will present two formal journal clubs during the residency year. This experience is designed to help residents evaluate and appraise medical literature through the evaluation of statistical methods used, the statistical significance and clinical significance of study results as well as the impact on current and future practice.

Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) & Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

BLS certification is required of all PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents. ACLS is required for PGY2 critical care pharmacy residents and optional for all others.

Adult Cardiopulmonary Arrest Pager

The purpose of this learning experience is to expand the PGY2 critical care pharmacy resident's competency in adult cardiopulmonary arrests outside the intensive care unit (ICU). This is an optional experience for PGY1 residents.

Resident Topic Discussion Series

The Resident Topic Discussion Series is a forum where residents learn about fundamental clinical topics pertaining to pharmacy practice. These discussions are designed to aid in the professional development of the residents and are scheduled to address timely concerns that the residents will encounter over the residency year.

Weekend Coverage

PGY1 pharmacy residents are expected to be on-site at the Weill Cornell campus each day, every third weekend. Duties are as follows:

  • Pharmacy satellite operations
  • Drug information coverage
  • Pharmacokinetic drug monitoring

PGY2 pharmacy residents are expected to be on-site at their assigned institution every third weekend. Duties will be specific to the program.

Management Project

The PGY2 HSPAL resident will be responsible for conducting or participating in a departmental project/initiative that focuses on optimizing a management-related problem. The resident, in conjunction with their preceptor(s), will be responsible for identifying a need in the institution and, designing a project to address the need identified. This may include collecting, analyzing, and presenting relevant data or information from contemporary processes and/or literature review; developing a plan for implementation of a department initiative; and detailing a follow-up plan to ensure the need was met appropriately.

Leadership Pearls

Over the course of the year, the PGY2 HSPAL resident will present at least 2 pharmacy leadership pearls related to evidence-based leadership resources at a pharmacy management forum. The goal of each pearl is to convey one idea, concept or fact that can prove useful to day-to-day leadership or management. It may be a new topic to the leadership group or one that is not widely understood. The chosen pearl should be useful, practical, applicable and innovative.

Residency Requirements

A limited (Intern) permit or NYS pharmacist license is required prior to the start of the residency. PGY2 residents who are licensed as a pharmacist in another state do not need a limited (Intern) permit unless their NYS pharmacist license will be delayed.

All residents are required to be licensed as a pharmacist in the state of New York within 90 days from the start of the residency program. This may be accomplished by primary examination, score transfer, or reciprocity.

Residents seeking NYS licensure through primary examination may complete the compounding exam offered by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in place of Part III of the New York State board exam (compounding exam).