Residency Program

Pharmacy

Residency Program

PGY2 Internal Medicine

The PGY2 Internal Medicine residency is a 12-month, full-time training program. This specialty program is designed to build upon the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and refine clinical knowledge and leadership in the care of the internal medicine patient. The resident will have opportunities to gain experience in direct patient care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings while working with a multidisciplinary healthcare team. Upon completion of the program, the resident is expected to demonstrate competency in the care of the internal medicine patient through direct patient care activities, clinical research, and education of patients and other healthcare providers.

The program includes required rotations in different areas of internal medicine with a focus in various subspecialties including cardiology, endocrinology, hepatology, nephrology, pulmonology, etc. (25 weeks), longitudinal ambulatory care (25 weeks rotating through diabetes clinic, telemedicine, heart failure clinic, family medicine clinic, etc.), antimicrobial stewardship, and critical care (medical or cardiac ICU). Elective rotations include emergency medicine, solid tumor malignancies, solid organ transplant, drug information and practice management. Each rotation is five weeks. Completion of a longitudinal research project, an ACPE-accredited pharmacotherapy grand rounds presentation, a drug monograph, and participation in Pharmacotherapy subcommittee are also required.

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

Required Rotations

  • Antimicrobial stewardship (5 weeks)
  • Cardiology (5 weeks in CUIMC)
  • Critical care (5 weeks)
  • Internal medicine focusing on various sub-specialties, including endocrinology, hepatology, nephrology, pulmonology (total of 20 weeks: 10 weeks in WC, 10 weeks in LMH)
  • Longitudinal ambulatory care clinic (half a day weekly for a total of 25 weeks)

Elective Rotations

  • Drug information (5 weeks)
  • Emergency medicine (5 weeks)
  • Practice management (5 weeks)
  • Solid organ transplant (5 weeks)
  • Solid tumor malignancy (5 weeks)

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

PGY2 Internal Medicine resident works on-site as transitions of care pharmacist at the Lower Manhattan campus every third weekend to further optimize their clinical training. The resident is to provide the following clinical coverage and patient care responsibilities:

  • Pharmacokinetic drug monitoring
  • Diabetes consult service
  • Patient discharge counseling and medication education

To Apply

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

OUR TEAM

Internal Medicine


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Grace Shyh, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases

Residency Program Director, PGY2 Internal Medicine

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Lower Manhattan Hospital
Pharmacy Education: University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Montefiore Health System
PGY2 Internal Medicine: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
[email protected]

Yuliya Baratt, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Ambulatory Care

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Jefferson College of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Mount Sinai Brooklyn
Research/Professional Interests: Telehealth, transitions of care, hypertension, diabetes
[email protected]

Betsy Cernero, PharmD, CDCDE

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Ambulatory Care

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Ohio Northern University
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Kern Medical Center
Research/Professional Interests: Ambulatory care, telehealth, pharmacist billing/provider status, CDTM, technology integration into treatment and management of ambulatory patients
[email protected]

Nadine Dandan, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Ambulatory Care

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Long Island University Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Kings Speciality Pharmacy
PGY2 Ambulatory Care: Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Research/Professional Interests: Transitions of Care, Heart Failure, Remote Patient Monitoring, Hypertension, PrEP, Telehealth, Pharmacist billing under CDTM, ToC and Ambulatory Care service models
[email protected]

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Leigh Efird, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Director of Pharmacy, Ambulatory and Care Transitions

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Enterprise
Pharmacy Education: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Virginia Commonwealth University
PGY2 Internal Medicine: Grady Health System
Research/Professional Interests: Ambulatory care, telehealth, and transitions of care
[email protected]

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Hanlin Li, PharmD, BCACP

Lead Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Ambulatory Care

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: St John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center
PGY2 Ambulatory Care: James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Telehealth, CDTM, pharmacist billing, ambulatory care service models
[email protected]

Olga Marshal, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Ambulatory Care

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Indian River Medical Center
PGY2 Ambulatory Care: Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
[email protected]

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Helene Maltz, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Internal Medicine/Transition of Care

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: St Johns’ University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
PGY2 Internal Medicine: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Research/Professional Interests: Anticoagulation, Heart Failure, Medication Adherence
[email protected]

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Jessica Snead, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, BC-ADM

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Internal Medicine

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Montefiore Health System
PGY2 Internal Medicine: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Research/Professional Interests: Opioid Use Disorder, COPD, Diabetes/Endocrinology
[email protected]

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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Department of Pharmacy

Grace I. Shyh, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Program Director, PGY2 Internal Medicine