Residency Purpose

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program at RWJ Somerset is a 12-month program designed to advance the practice of clinical and hospital based pharmacists. The resident will develop knowledge and skills in direct patient care with experiences in both acute and ambulatory care settings, teaching, and research. Additionally the resident will be mentored in the development of pharmacy leadership skills that will serve the graduate in a variety of integrated health care systems.

The program builds on PharmD education and outcomes to contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

We intend to prepare our residents by: 1) fostering an environment of excellence in all areas including the provision of the highest quality, evidenced based patient care in collaboration with other health care professionals, 2) advancing patient care by the diffusion of medical knowledge and teaching, and 3) exhibiting stewardship over the hospitals pharmaceutical resources.