Residency Program

Pharmacy

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 (5 weeks)

  • Critical Care
  • Drug Information
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Practice Management

Elective Rotations (5 weeks; 3 electives)

  • Academia
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Burn Unit
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care II
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hematology/Oncology I & II
  • Hematology/Oncology Ambulatory Care
  • Infectious Diseases II
  • Informatics
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Practice Management II
  • Pediatrics II
  • Psychiatry
  • Solid Organ Transplantation I & II
  • Transitions of Care

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 $50,000. 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 also provide staffing coverage one weekday evening per week after licensure is obtained. 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.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Department of Pharmacy

Corey Witenko, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency