The postgraduate year one (PGY1) and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency programs are structured learning experiences intended to provide clinical, research, practice management, and teaching experiences in a challenging healthcare setting. We offer nine PGY1 pharmacy residency positions, PGY2 positions in ambulatory care, critical care, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, informatics, internal medicine, oncology, pediatrics and solid organ transplantation, and one position per year for PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership. Residents will have the opportunity to develop professional relationships with leaders within the Department of Pharmacy and other disciplines within the organization. Residents will have an integral role caring for complex patients in a variety of settings.
PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.
PGY2 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.
Concentrated learning experiences are 4-5 weeks in length. Residents are expected to actively participate in patient care activities (e.g., daily rounds), attend pertinent medical didactic lectures or conferences, research and develop answers to drug information questions, and discuss patient cases, topic discussions, projects, and pertinent issues with preceptors. A medication use evaluation and/or a research project will also be completed as directed by the respective residency program.
Residents will have the opportunity to rotate across our eight NYPH campuses throughout the residency year. A majority of these experiences are located at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. From large academic medical centers to smaller community hospitals, this unique structure allows residents to experience a variety of patient care settings and gain a valuable and well-rounded skill set by the end of the residency training year. The campuses for rotation experiences include:
- Columbia University Irving Medical Center
- Weill Cornell Medical Center
- Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
- The Allen Hospital
- Lower Manhattan Hospital
- Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
- Westchester Behavioral Health Center
For more information about all NYP hospitals, please refer to the NYP About page