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Pharmacy Residency Program

The Pharmacy Department at New York Methodist, staffed by 50 professional and support personnel, is responsible for more than four million doses of medication dispensed each year. Continuous service is provided 24 hours a day via central pharmacy, sterile I.V. preparation room and the critical care satellite.

The pharmacy has embraced the latest technology. Among the innovations in the department are both a dispensing robot and a delivery robot, a computerized physician order entry system and bar code technology, all of which have enhanced clinical pharmacy services within the Hospital.

The New York Methodist Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program provides training and experience, preparing each resident for a successful career as a leader and clinical practitioner.

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program
PGY-2 Critical Care Residency Program
How To Apply
Frequently Asked Questions

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at New York Methodist Hospital located in Brooklyn, New York, is an ASHP accredited post-graduate program consisting of 12 months of professional practice learning experience. The PGY-1 residency program’s goals, objectives, and evaluation procedures are established to be consistent with the accreditation standards developed by ASHP. This program allows the resident to train and develop competence in an acute–teaching facility focusing on direct patient care and research. This program allows sufficient flexibility to adapt to the needs and interests of the individual resident, yet provides the basic foundation to develop professional practice skills. Upon completion of this program, the resident will be prepared to enter a specialty residency, fellowship program or a clinical practice position.

Curriculum/Clinical Experience

Available Clinical Experiences:

  • Orientation and Introduction to Drug Distribution
  • Drug Information
  • Medication Safety
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Surgical Intensive Care
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Practice Management
  • Research
  • Diabetic Clinic
  • Infectious Disease

Longitudinal Experience:

  • Drug Information
  • Hospital Practice
  • Diabetic Clinic
  • Research

Teaching Experiences:

  • The resident will have the opportunity to teach recitation courses at Arnold & Marie Schwartz College, Long Island University.
  • The resident will have the opportunity to precept both United States and International pharmacy students.

Research Project

Each resident is required to complete a major research project and prepare a manuscript for publication during the one-year program. The resident will work with the residency program research coordinator and other members of the pharmacy department and Hospital and learn essential key points of research design. The resident is expected to present his or her project at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting or Eastern States Residency Conference.

Stipends and Benefits

Annual Stipend: $40,000

  • Each resident will be provided with medical and dental insurance
  • Each resident is allowed 10 days of paid vacation / 5 personnel/sick days
  • Each resident may travel and attend 2 professional meetings per program year
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)/Adult Cardiopulmonary Life Support (ACLS) Training & Certification

Qualifications for Residency:

Applicants must have:

  • Have graduated from an ACPE- accredited college of pharmacy
  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of New York

PGY-2 Critical Care Residency

The PGY-2 Critical Care Residency at New York Methodist Hospital located in Brooklyn, New York, is an ASHP accredited post-graduate one-year specialty program consisting of intensive training and learning experience in the critical care units. This program’s goals, objectives, and evaluation procedures are established to be consistent with the accreditation standards developed by ASHP. This program allows the resident to train and develop competence in an acute –teaching facility focusing on direct patient care in the intensive care units.

This program allows each resident to become a part of the medical/surgical team and train with clinical pharmacist, intensivists, pulmonary fellows and residents. The resident will participate in daily rounds at the patient bedside, weekly grand rounds and bi-monthly clinical pharmacology rounds. The resident completing this program will be a pharmacist who specializes in the pharmacotherapeutic management of critically ill patients. Upon completion of this program, the resident will be prepared to enter a fellowship program or a clinical practice position specializing in critical care and/or infectious disease.

Curriculum/Clinical Experiences

Clinical Experiences will include:

  • Orientation and Introduction to Drug Distribution
  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Surgical Intensive Care
  • Coronary Intensive Care
  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Research

Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Approval authority of restricted medications
  • Evidence-based clinical protocol and pathway development
  • Pharmacokinetic dosing
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) /Adult Cardiopulmonary Life Support (ACLS) training and certification
  • Hospital Practice
  • Pharmacy Cost Containment Initiatives
  • Research

Committee participation:

  • Critical Care Committee
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee
  • Infection Control Committee
  • Stroke Committee
  • Code Committee
  • Medication Safety Committee
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) Committee

Teaching Experiences:

  • The resident will have the opportunity to teach recitation courses at Arnold & Marie Schwartz College, Long Island University.
  • The resident will have the opportunity to precept both United States and International pharmacy students.

Research Project

Each resident is required to complete a major research project suitable for publication during the one-year program. The resident will work with the residency program research coordinator and other members of the pharmacy department and Hospital and learn essential key points of research design. The resident is expected to present his or her project at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting or Eastern States Residency Conference.

Stipends and Benefits

Annual Stipend: $45,000

  • Each resident will be provided with medical and dental insurance
  • Each resident is allowed 10 days of paid vacation / 5 personal/sick days
  • Each resident may travel and attend 2 professional meetings per program year
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)/Adult Cardiopulmonary Life Support (ACLS) Training & Certification

Qualifications for Residency:

Applicants must have:

  • Have graduated from an ACPE- accredited college of pharmacy
  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of New York
  • Completed an ASHP general practice residency for PGY-2 applicants

How to Apply

The following is a list of required documents:

  • ASHP Residency Match Number
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent (stating goals and interest)
  • Official Academic Transcript
  • Three Letters of Recommendations

Onsite interview is required prior to placement into program
- Qualified applicants will be contacted for on site interview

All required documents must be received by January 1st.

Please mail required documents to the following address:

New York Methodist Hospital
Pharmacy Department
Attention: Teena Abraham, B.S., M.S., Pharm.D., BCPS
506 Sixth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Or submit documents by email.

Program Contact:

Teena Abraham, B.S., M.S., Pharm.D., BCPS
Director of Clinical Pharmacy and Residency Programs
New York Methodist Hospital
506 Sixth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 780-5629
Fax: (718) 780-5123
Email

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When does the residency program begin?
  • The residency program will begin at the end of June for both PGY-1 pharmacy practice program and PGY-2 critical care specialty program
  • How often does the resident staff?
  • Each resident is required to staff a total of four days per month every other weekend.
  • Is the resident required to be on call?
  • Each resident is required to participate in the oncall rotation throughout the program’s year.
  • How are the residents evaluated?
  • Each resident is evaluated by verbal and written feedback throughout each rotation. The resident is provided with a list of goals and objectives for each rotation and completes a self-evaluation on these at the end of each rotation. The preceptor completes a mid-point and final evaluation of the resident during the rotation as well. The evaluation forms are developed from ASHP’s Residency Learning System (RLS).
  • On a quarterly basis, the Residency Program Director provides the resident with an evaluation of their progress. These evaluations are to discuss the resident’s progress, and develop goals and plans for the next quarter.
  • Do residents have library privileges?
  • Each resident will have access to New York Methodist Hospital’s Library (located across the street from the Hospital). Residents also have access to over hundreds on-line journals through the library. The Micromedex and Clinical Pharmacology system is available through the Hospital’s intranet.
  • Do residents have access to the internet and email?
  • Each resident will have access to the resident’s room (where there is a computer for use), given an email address and access to the internet.
  • Is the resident required to give oral presentations?
  • Each resident is required to give a formal presentation to the pharmacy staff. Other presentations may be required as determined by the preceptor, physician or nursing staff.
  • Does the resident upon completion of the program receive an award?
  • Each Resident will be awarded a Residency Program certificate upon successful completion of the goals for the program.