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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

About the Program

AccreditedThe 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.

Outlined below are some additional opportunities offered to residents (some of which are required) including key program components.

  • Part III Waiver
  • ACLS Certification
  • Committee participation
  • Precepting/teaching opportunities
  • National/regional meeting: Vizient/ASHP – Midyear (Minor Research) and Eastern States Conference (Major Research)
  • Local meetings: New York State – ACCP
  • Teaching and Learning Certificate Program offered by Wegmans School of Pharmacy
  • No on-call responsibilities
  • Pharmacy practice (staffing requirement): every 3rd weekend
  • Holiday coverage, at minimum, one major and one minor holiday

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.

Additional details can be found in the Pharmacy Residency Brochure


Travis B. Dick, Pharm.D., M.B.A., B.C.P.S.
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

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.