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Pharmacy Residency
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Pharmacy Residency

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.

Core Rotations:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Family Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Practice Management

Elective Rotations 

  • Academia
  • Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care
  • Geriatrics
  • Informatics
  • Managed Care
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
    • General Pediatrics
    • Critical Care
    • NICU
  • 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 serve as primary supervisors for the Department on weekends and holidays and take clinical on-call one day/week. A major research project is required for completion of the program.

Benefits Include:

  1. 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
  2. Food allowance
  3. Full medical coverage, including dental and prescription plans
  4. Subsidized housing in an apartment complex adjacent to the Medical Center;  (Competitive)
  5. Read the Department of Pharmacy Publications, Abstracts and Presentations for 2015-2016
  6. Recent graduate and post-residency positions

Get more information on applying to the Montefiore PGY-1 Pharmacy residency