Pharmacy Residency Program
Pharmacy Residency Program
To contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for the medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, establish eligibility for board certification, and qualify the resident for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
The Pharmacy Practice Residency is a one-year postgraduate training program (PGY-1), full time, starting in July. Learning experiences are 6 weeks in length. The learning experiences provide a wide range of opportunities and are flexible to fit the needs and interests of each resident. Residents are involved in various clinical activities, including therapeutic drug monitoring, medication error reporting, attending various clinical rounds with the medical team, patient counseling, as well as monitoring drug management programs. The resident has the opportunity to attend P&T meetings and participate in the Rutgers Teaching Certificate Program. The resident will also have the opportunity to interact with pharmacy students on their IPPE and APPE rotations. The staffing commitment requirement for the program is every third weekend.
JFK Medical Center in Edison, N.J. is a not-for-profit, 499-bed academic hospital that is part of Hackensack Meridian Health, the largest, most comprehensive health care network in New Jersey. The network includes 17 hospitals, 34,000 team members and 6,500 physicians offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care.
With more than 1,000 affiliated physicians, JFK offers a complete spectrum of advanced services including general and specialized surgery, cardiac care, long-term care, assisted living, maternity and pediatrics, oncology, imaging, breast center, sleep center, wound care, robotic surgery and emergency medicine.
JFK Medical Center is home to a nationally recognized Neuroscience Institute – one of New Jersey’s most comprehensive programs for the diagnosis and treatment of brain, spine and nervous system disorders. The JFK campus houses the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute – a 94-bed acute rehabilitation hospital offering New Jersey’s most comprehensive rehabilitation services. JFK’s clinical research and trials in neuroscience and rehabilitation have been internationally recognized and widely published.
The JFK Emergency Department consists of 50 adult private beds and a separate Pediatric Emergency Department with 14 private beds. JFK also operates the JFK Satellite Emergency Department in Plainfield, Urgent Care in Piscataway and a Surgery Center on the JFK campus.
Core learning experiences offered include administration, critical care, drug information, emergency medicine, infectious disease and internal medicine I.
Longitudinal learning experiences include ambulatory care, medication safety, quality improvement, service commitment, and teaching certificate.
Elective learning experiences offered are in the areas of internal medicine II, neuro critical care, pediatrics and rehab medicine.
The Pharmacy team consists of 39 professional and 37 support personnel. Clinical specialists, collaborative care decentralized pharmacists, and clinical staff pharmacists provide comprehensive services as part of the health care team.
Pharmacy technology and automation includes EPIC, Omnicell, McKesson Robot and Accu-Print by Accu-Chart. The pharmacy welcomed its first PGY-1 resident in 2018 and is accredited by ASHP.
Residents are expected to participate and complete a research project during their training. They work closely with their mentor or another member of the faculty to develop the project throughout the academic year. Residents are also expected to present a poster at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and a platform presentation at the Eastern States Pharmacy Residency Conference to help hone their presentation and analytical skills. Each resident is expected to create a manuscript suitable for publication prior to the end of the academic year.
Salary and Benefits
- PGY-1 $45,000
- Reimbursement for travel, meals, hotel, and supplies for the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Eastern States Pharmacy Residency Conference
- Paid vacation and holiday time
- Choice of medical insurance plans
- Dental insurance
- Prescription plan
- Vision plan
How to Apply
- Submit application through PhORCAS
- Application deadline is January 5, 2020
- Eligible for NJ Pharmacy Licensure
- Official transcripts
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three letters of recommendation
- Letter of intent
- On site interview and presentation
- National Matching Service (NMS) code 258013
American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)
American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA)