PGY-1 Residency

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide-range of conditions. Graduates of the residency program will be eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training.

2018 Pharmacy Residents
Pharmacy Residents (left to right): Stephanie Lombardi, Kimhouy Tong, Jasmine Patel, Robyn Riggott, Anastasia Bilinskaya, Jasmine Chen

Rotational Experiences

The following core rotations are required (4 weeks each):

  • Central Pharmacy Training and Orientation
  • Infectious Diseases
  • 2 Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
    • ICU #1 (Cardiology or Medical)
    • ICU #2 (Neurology, Surgical or Cardiothoracic Surgery)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Leadership
  • Pain Management
  • Research

Elective experiences can be selected from the following categories depending upon availability (4 weeks each) - choice of 4:

  • Academia
  • Additional ICU
  • Anticoagulation
  • Center for Anti-Infective Research Development
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Oncology
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Primary Care
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Toxicology
  • Transitions of Care

Longitudinal Experiences (required):

  • Central Staffing Service
  • Journal of Connecticut Medicine Article
  • Continuing Education Presentation
  • Medication Use Evaluation (MUE) and Drug Monograph
  • Teaching and Learning Certificate Program