Residency Program


Residency Program

PGY1 Residency

The PGY1 pharmacy residency is a 12-month, full-time program that provides extensive training opportunities in a wide variety of practice settings including acute care, ambulatory care, drug information, and practice management. The purpose of the PGY1 program is to build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete the program will be skilled in diverse patent care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including PGY2 residencies. The program 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 clinicians and researchers 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 clinicians. Experiences include:

  • Participate in multidisciplinary rounds and provide pharmaceutical care to hospitalized patients in internal medicine, infectious diseases, critical care, pediatrics, and a variety of other medical specialties.
  • Perform pharmacokinetic drug monitoring of vancomycin, aminoglycosides, warfarin, and other drugs with narrow therapeutic indices.
  • Develop precepting and teaching skills by co-precepting students on rotation, participate in the student seminar series, and an optional participation in a teaching certificate program.
  • Participate in pharmacy practice management activities to help increase understanding of the pharmacist's role 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 (4-6 weeks*)

  • Orientation (4 weeks)
  • Critical Care I
  • Data Analytics (HSPAL only)
  • Drug Information
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine I
  • Pediatrics (except HSPAL)
  • Practice Management I
  • Practice Management II (HSPAL only)

Elective Rotations [4-6 weeks*; 3 electives (HSPAL: 2 electives)]

  • Academia
  • Advanced Cardiology
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Burn Unit
  • Critical Care II
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hematology/Oncology I & II
  • Hematology/Oncology Ambulatory Care
  • Informatics
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Medication Safety (HSPAL only)
  • Practice Management II
  • Pediatrics I (HSPAL only)
  • Pediatrics II
  • Psychiatry
  • Solid Organ Transplantation I & II

*4-6 weeks; block 1: 4 weeks, block 4: 6 weeks; all other blocks: 5 weeks

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

Longitudinal Experiences (52 weeks)

  • Research project (3 dedicated project weeks)
  • Improvement Project/Medication use evaluation (3 dedicated project weeks)
  • Grand rounds (1 presentation during the residency year)
  • Case presentation (1 presentation during the residency year)
  • Informal journal clubs (4 in total over the course of the residency year; HSPAL PGY1: 3 in total over the course of the residency year)
  • Staffing (Saturday/Sunday every third weekend and Fri-Mon every sixth weekend providing a mixture of distributive/operational pharmacy services and clinical pharmacy services at either Weill Cornell Medical Center or Brooklyn Methodist Hospital)
  • Formulary & Therapeutics Committee Meetings (attend one meeting over the course of the residency year)
  • Clinical on-call service (7-day coverage five times throughout the residency year approximately every 9 weeks)
  • Teaching Certificate Program (optional)

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 $53,000. Paid time off is allotted for vacation/personal time, holidays, interviews, and professional meetings. Additional benefits include travel stipend for professional meetings, comprehensive health insurance, and subsidized housing (pending availability).

This residency program participates in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Matching Program and is fully-accredited by ASHP.

Staffing Coverage

PGY1 pharmacy residents work on-site in the pharmacy satellite and designated decentralized areas either at the Weill Cornell Medical Center campus or the Brooklyn Methodist Hospital campus every third weekend. The residents will also work the Friday before and the Monday after every sixth weekend at their respective site. Duties include:

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

To Apply

For more information on the requirements for submitting an application to our program, please visit our To Apply page.

Contact us

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Department of Pharmacy

Shawn Mazur, PharmD, BCIDP
Lead Clinical Pharmacy Manager – Residency/Fellowship Programs and Education
Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency