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:

  1. Develop the skills and competency necessary to function as an independent pharmacist
  2. Provide direct pharmaceutical care for multiple patient populations
  3. Develop management and leadership skills
  4. Educate other health care professionals and patients about drug therapy
  5. Evaluate the medication use system for potential sources of error
  6. 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.

Pharmacy Residency Year at a Glance

Residents also provide a service to the Department by staffing one evening shift per week and acting as the weekend and holiday “manager on duty.” This offers an excellent opportunity to develop the administrative and clinical management skills that are necessary for a successful career in hospital practice.

An integral portion of the PGY-1 Residency Program includes longitudinal participation in interdisciplinary committees and professional organizations. Residents participate in our Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Medication Use and Safety, Antibiotic Management, and Pharmacy/Nursing Committees.

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.