Hartford Hospital is the major teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut Medical School, serving the New England regions. The hospital is an 938-bed regional referral center that provides high-quality care in all clinical disciplines. Its reputation for providing complex and innovative care is built on the foundation of excellence in patient care, teaching and research. It is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region, and operates the state's only air ambulance system, Life Star.
The PGY1 position provides opportunities for residents to enhance their abilities to provide effective pharmaceutical care in a wide variety of settings. The residents participate in the design of their residency plans, which reflect their interests and previous educational and professional experiences. These pharmacists will exercise skill in educating and communicating with other health care professionals, patients, and caregivers on topics relating to patient care. They will demonstrate professional maturity by assessing their own performance, exhibiting commitment to the profession, and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system.
Required learning experiences include: orientation and central pharmacy training, leadership, two critical care experiences, infectious disease, pain management and internal medicine. Required longitudinal experiences include research and staffing. Pharmacy residents have an opportunity to complete four additional elective learning experiences. Experiences are generally four weeks long.
Strengths of our residency program include good balance between supervision and autonomy, dedicated preceptors, wide range of elective experiences, and flexibility within the structure of the residency.
Applicants must be graduates or candidates for graduation of an ACPE accredited degree program or have a foreign pharmacy graduate examination committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Boards of Pharmacy.
Candidates must participate in the ASHP match program submitting their application by the listed due date.
Licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Connecticut is required to work as an independent pharmacy practitioner. Pharmacy residents should begin the licensure process as soon as possible and licensure is expected to be complete before the start of the residency. However, if the resident is not licensed at the start of the residency, the resident will be scheduled for the concentrated research experience or leadership in July. If the resident is not licensed at the start of the second experience, they will be suspended from the residency until the pharmacy license is obtained. The resident will need to complete 12 months in the residency program; pay beyond June 30th is not guaranteed. If licensure is not obtained within 90 days of start of program, the resident will be permanently dismissed.
About Hartford Hospital
Hartford Hospital, founded in 1867, is an 938-bed regional referral center that provides high-quality care in all clinical disciplines. Affiliated with the University of Connecticut Medical School, it is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England. It is the only level 1 trauma center in the region, and operates the state’s only air ambulance system, Life Star. Its reputation for providing complex and innovative care is built on the foundation of excellence in patient care, teaching, and research.