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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

About the Program

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center is a 12-month, full-time curriculum which provides the essential elements needed to mold a well-rounded clinical pharmacist. This intensive training involves activities in a wide variety of practice settings including: designing and managing drug treatment regimens for hospitalized patients in internal medicine in addition to 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 and discovering innovative opportunities in patient safety and informatics.

The resident will demonstrate professional maturity by developing and following a personal philosophy of excellence, monitoring his or her own performance and exhibiting a commitment to the profession of pharmacy.

Purpose Statement

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Curriculum

The schedule residency year is tailored to meet the needs and interests of the individual resident. The resident will rotate through the following core rotations: Orientation /Pharmacy Practice (3-4 weeks), Internal Medicine (8 weeks), Cardiology (4 weeks), Ambulatory Care (4 weeks) and Critical Care (4 weeks). Please refer to the link below for more details surrounding core rotations and elective options. Some variation to the schedule can be expected based on the respective residency year and any changes to departmental/program structure. 
The resident has the option of choosing from the following for the core Critical Care rotation: Neuromedicine ICU, Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, Burn/Trauma ICU and Pediatric ICU. Additionally, the resident will have the opportunity to explore several elective options. Some variation to the schedule can be expected based on the respective residency year and any changes to departmental/program structure.

Longitudinal Pharmacy Practice (Weekends/Holidays)

Following completion of the orientation period, the pharmacy resident will be required to provide staffing coverage every third weekend (1-9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays) in addition to any assigned university holidays (typically 1 major holiday and 2 minor holidays though subject to change based on changes to residency programs during the year).

For more program-specific information and rotation schedules.

For more information, contact:

Linda Thomas, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Residency Coordinator
​University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 638
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: (585) 276-6956
Fax: (585) 756-5582
Linda_Thomas@urmc.rochester.edu

Travis B. Dick, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Associate Director of Pharmacy | Clinical Services 
Director | PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 638
Rochester, NY 14642
Office: (585) 276-4537
Fax: (585) 756-5582
Travis_Dick@urmc.rochester.edu

The information contained herein is subject to change. Please feel free to contact the residency program directly for the most up-to-date information and/or other residency related questions.