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 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:
Practice Management ((longitudinal) Includes Teaching Certificate Program at Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.
Service Commitment - staffing every other weekend with one day off per month
Elective learning experiences:
PGY1 residents traditionally have 18 weeks of elective learning experiences.
Neonatal Intensive Care
Pediatric Intensive Care
Transitions of Care
Elective learning experiences with SPUH Medical Teaching Service may be created if desired. These would be scheduled towards the end of the year, once the resident is considered independent in R1 (the majority of R1 objectives are achieved for residency.
Competitive salary, three weeks (15 days) vacation, seven paid holidays, seven educational days, 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 AND APPLICATION PROCESS
All candidates must meet the following criteria:
Be graduates or candidate for graduation of an ACPE accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a FPGEC certificate from the NABP. At a minimum, the program must be a five-year pharmacy degree program.
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
Three letters of recommendation
Interviews will be conducted between January and March.
Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of the Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is a non-profit, acute care facility located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Saint Peter’s has been serving the healthcare needs of central New Jersey for more than a century. From our simple beginnings in 1907, Saint Peter’s has grown to become a technologically advanced, 478-bed teaching hospital that provides a broad array of services to the community.
As a state-designated acute care children’s hospital, the 108 bed Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital offers a full-range of pediatric specialized healthcare services for newborns and children through young adulthood. The Children’s Hospital operates one of the largest, most advanced neonatal intensive care units in the country. Our state-designated Regional Perinatal Center is renowned throughout New Jersey for the exceptional level of high-risk maternity and neonatal care provided. Each year we care for over 15,000 women from the tri-state region and deliver more than 5,000 babies.
In support of our mission to provide quality medical education, Saint Peter’s is an affiliate of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,... and a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, which includes New Jersey Medical School and Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. Saint Peter’s also sponsors residency programs in internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and pediatrics.