PGY 1 Community Pharmacy Residency
About the Program
The PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Practice Residency is a 12-month, full-time curriculum that offers the experience of providing patient care in many facets of community pharmacy. It is these diverse settings that will provide the essential elements needed to mold a well-rounded clinical pharmacist. This intensive training involves activities in a wide variety of practice settings, including:
- Monitoring drug therapy and collaborating with providers to optimize patients' drug regimens in a community health center..
- Provide education, discussing drug regimens, and counseling on adherence in a psychiatric clinic.
- Designing and managing drug treatment regimens for clinic patients in a solid organ transplant and a variety of other specialties.
- Participating in pharmacy practice management activities to broaden the resident’s understanding of the role of pharmacy and its integration into the healthcare system.
- Discovering opportunities including medication reconciliation with our outpatient discharge program
The PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) jointly with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Its goals, objectives, and evaluation procedures are consistent with the goals and objectives established by ASHP.
The PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency is tailored to the needs and interests of the individual resident. The schedule of the pharmacy practice year is outlined below:
- Orientation - 2 weeks
- Pharmacy Practice Orientation - 5 weeks
- Employee Pharmacy
- Outpatient Pharmacy
- Discharge Pharmacy
- Solid Organ Transplant Clinic - 8 weeks
- Community Care Clinic - 8 weeks
- Long Term Care - 3 to 4 weeks
- Psychiatric Clinic - 8 weeks
- Specialty Pharmacy Program - 4 weeks
- Research - 3 weeks
- Elective - 4 weeks
- Patient Safety / Informatics
- Pharmacy Management
- Pharmacy Practice
- Outpatient Patient Follow-up
- Outpatient Pharmacy Practice
Elective rotations are designed to customize the pharmacy practice experience to the needs and desires of each resident. Possible electives include an academic rotation, drug information, UR Well Student Outreach Program, managed care, HIV/Infectious diseases clinic rotation, 2 week international medical mission, clinic or repeating any of the required rotations.
Additional Opportunities and Research
Residents will also have opportunities to develop teaching skills by providing in-service presentations to pharmacy staff and students and didactic lectures to faculty, residents, and students in other healthcare professions. A teaching certificate course will be offered throughout the residency year.
Completion of two major projects is required, and the results are to be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Eastern States Conference for Pharmacy Residents and Preceptors.
Benefits include a competitive stipend; medical, dental and life insurance; 17 vacation days; contribution to tax-deferred retirement program; paid holidays; book allowance; travel reimbursment for 2 professional meetings; and tuition credit for one class per semester at the University of Rochester.
Requirements for Admission
An application form is not required, but the following items must be submitted via PhORCAS:
- Letter of intent stating goals and interests
- Curriculum vitae
- Three letters of references
- Official college transcripts
For more information contact:
Allison Trawinski, PharmD, BCACP
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 617
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: (585) 273-4767
Fax: (585) 276-1089
Strong Memorial Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy
Highland South Wedge Pharmacy
Strong Ties Outpatient Pharmacy
Infectious Disease Clinic Pharmacy
URMC Employee Pharmacy
URMC Specialty Pharmacy
(585) 273-4767 Or (855) 340-4767
Highland Pharmacy at Jordan Health Center
James P. Wilmot Cancer Center Pharmacy
Investigational Drug Studies
Summary of Residency Program
Starting Date: July 1
Type/Duration: 12 month/full-time
Application Deadline: Varies by program
Interview Required: Yes
Presentation Required: Yes
Curriculum Vitae Required: Yes
College Transcripts Required: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: Three