PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital


Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey is a part of the RWJ Barnabas Health System, the largest academic health system in New Jersey. The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) in New Brunswick, NJ is intended to provide extensive post-graduate training in all aspects of hospital pharmacy practice. The program has been designed to meet all standards and requirements of the American System of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and the residency is fully accredited by that organization.

Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent and confident clinicians, providing evidence-based patient care in collaboration with other health care professionals. They will efficiently communicate with patients and other health care professionals, utilizing effective educational techniques that have been individualized to suit the intended audience. With the aid of appropriate information technology, they will effectively manage practice-based projects and the overall medication-use process. These pharmacists will demonstrate professionalism by developing a strategy for ongoing, self-directed learning, conducting themselves in an ethical manner, and developing a personal approach to practice leadership. After completion of this residency, the pharmacist clinician should additionally be prepared to pursue further postgraduate training in the area of their choice. The Pharmacy Residency Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital provides an environment designed to produce competent and compassionate health system pharmacists. The program provides residents with a variety of opportunities to develop their clinical, communication and leadership skills all while providing superior care to patients.

Our Goal

To improve the health and well-being of the patients and communities we serve by:

  • Fostering an environment of excellence in all areas including the provision of the highest quality, evidenced based patient care in collaboration with the hospital’s health care professionals
  • Advancing patient care by the diffusion of medical knowledge
  • Facilitating medical discovery that improves patient care
  • Promoting and engaging in community outreach activities to enhance the health of the residents of our region
  • Exhibiting stewardship of all available resources

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, in partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, will be a leading, nationally distinguished academic medical center.

ashp accredited