Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Saint Peter’s University Hospital is designed to provide a broad exposure to patient care in a goal-oriented, interactive teaching environment. Experience and knowledge are developed through rotations with highly skilled mentors dedicated to patient care and education. Residents will have the opportunity to participate in clinical, managerial, and operational pharmacy services. Flexibility allows residents to tailor their rotations to meet their individual interests and career goals. In addition to rotations, residents will complete a major project designed to improve pharmaceutical care within the institution as well as participate in medication use evaluations and multidisciplinary committees. 

Teaching experience is gained as residents serve as co-preceptors for pharmacy students, and provide continuing education for pharmacists and other healthcare team members. Residents interested in strengthening their skills for presenting lectures and precepting students may enroll in a teaching certificate program taught by the Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. Upon completion of this program, residents will be prepared for clinical positions in an acute care setting or for pursuing further specialized training in a PGY2 residency program.  

Learning Experiences
Learning Experiences are offered in a variety of areas and are tailored to the interests of the individual. The resident’s responsibilities include working with healthcare team members by participating in rounds, monitoring drug therapy, providing drug information, and attending conferences and meetings.

Core (required) learning experiences:

  • Orientation 
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatrics 
  • Service Commitment (staffing)- longitudinal
  • Practice Management - longitudinal
  • Project - longitudinal

Elective learning experiences

  • Informatics
  • Management
  • Medication Safety
  • Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Oncology
  • Transitions of Care
  • Teaching Certificate program - longitudinal 

Competitive salary, two weeks vacation, seven paid holidays, healthcare benefits, parking, discount meals, professional travel reimbursement for The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting (MCM) and Eastern States Residency Conference.

Admission Criteria & Application Process
All candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a Pharm.D. from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Be eligible for licensure in New Jersey
  • Applicants will be required to submit the following documents on the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) website by January 8th 
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Academic transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • On-site interviews will be conducted between January and March.

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