The PGY-1 Residency Program in Pharmacy is an accredited program of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. It was established in 1968 as the first pharmacy residency in New York City, and was later accredited by the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists in 1975. Mark J. Sinnett, PharmD, FASHP is the current director of the residency.
The program consists of a one month general orientation, followed by 11 months of learning experiences. Five residents are accepted into the program annually.
Learning experiences include:
- Ambulatory Care (includes managed care and pharmacy coordinated disease-state management)
- Critical care
- Family medicine
- Infectious diseases
- Inpatient drug distribution and control
- Solid organ transplantation
The Practice Management component includes experiences in medication use evaluation, performance improvement and surveillance for adverse drug events and medication errors. These studies enable the residents to acquire the skills needed for effective leadership in the profession.
Residents staff the pharmacy one evening per week and serve as primary supervisors for the Department on weekends and holidays. A major research project is required for completion of the program.
- Educational and travel allowance to the ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, Eastern States Conference for Pharmacy Residents and Preceptors and the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Assembly.
- Food allowance
- Full medical coverage, including dental and prescription plans.
- Subsidized housing in an apartment complex adjacent to the Medical Center; studio, one and two-bedroom apartments are available.