PGY-1 Residency: Pharmacy Practice
The Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY-1) has been accredited by the American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (ASHP) since 1979. The Residency Program is structured to allow the resident to focus on their abilities to:
- Develop the skills and competency necessary to function as an independent pharmacist
- Provide direct pharmaceutical care for multiple patient populations
- Develop management and leadership skills
- Educate other health care professionals and patients about drug therapy
- Evaluate the medication use system for potential sources of error
- Develop a professional and ethical approach to daily activities
Our program is tailored to meet the residents' needs and interests through a curriculum that combines core rotations with elective opportunities. Residents are given opportunities to present in-services and publish articles in a variety of publications.
Residents also provide a service to the Department by acting as the “manager on duty” for alternate weekends and holidays, in addition to performing a variety of other functions. This offers an excellent opportunity to develop the administrative and clinical management skills that are necessary for a successful career in hospital practice.
Residents are members of our Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Medication Use and Safety, and Pharmacy/Nursing Committees. As such, an integral portion of the PGY-1 Residency Program includes longitudinal participation in interdisciplinary committees and professional organizations.
Resident membership in the ASHP and the New York City Society of Health-System Pharmacists (NYCSHP) is supported, and attendance at their meetings is expected.