The purpose of the PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency is to build upon the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY-2) residencies and professional certifications.This program is the first Community-Based PGY-1 Program in the state of New Jersey. The program began in 2017 and offers (1) Community PGY-1 position. It is currently recognized by ASHP with candidate status.
PGY-1 Community-Based Residency Program graduates will be competent pharmacist clinicians prepared for patient care positions in retail and ambulatory care settings, clinical preceptor positions, or a specialty residency or fellowship.
Graduate with a Teaching Certificate:
You will have the opportunity to participate in the Residency Teaching Certificate Program.
This residency program uses a hands-on approach to incorporate both
outpatient and inpatient pharmacist skills to provide its resident with
clinical and practical experience. After orientation to the pharmacy
department, the resident will begin training to work in the in-hospital retail
pharmacy as well as beginning a series of rotations and other longitudinal
activities designed to meet the goals and objectives of The Valley Hospital
PGY1 Residency Program. The Transitions of Care longitudinal rotation consists
of interpreting and verifying outpatient prescriptions in addition to extensive
amounts of direct patient interaction during “Meds to Beds” counseling
encounters. During clinical rotations, the resident participates in all aspects
of patient medication use therapy, including selection, assessment, monitoring,
reconciliation, safety, and adherence. The resident will work as part of the
multidisciplinary team, advising physicians, nurses, and patients on the
appropriate medication use.