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Ridgewood, NJ 07450

PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency



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. 

Program Purpose:

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.

Learning Experiences:

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.

  • Community Pharmacy Practice/Staffing
  • Education
    • Inservices, topic discussions, precepting
    • Teaching Certificate
  • Heart Failure Clinic
  • Quality Improvement Project
  • Residency Project
  • Transitions of Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine/COPD Training
  • Medication Reconciliation 
    • Discharge
    • Hospital
  • Orientation
  • Practice Management

  • Informatics
  • Oncology
  • Medication Safety
  • Resident-Specific Interest



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