The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Virtua is a post-graduate program consisting of 12 months of general training and experience in various aspects of hospital practice.
Purpose: Upon completion of the Virtua Pharmacy Residency Program graduates will be qualified for positions including a PGY-2 residency, clinical pharmacist, and inpatient pharmacists. In addition, residency training will also prepare the clinician to become a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).
THE RESIDENCY EXPERIENCE
During the PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency year, the residents will be exposed to required core rotations. They will also have the opportunity, based on their interests and preferences, to choose various elective rotations. Together, the core and elective rotations will enhance the Resident’s existing knowledge base and fulfill the purpose of the Residency.
Core Rotations *
CriticalCare/Intensive Care Unit
Longitudinal Rotations *
Hospital Pharmacy Practice
Medication Safety (quarterly)
Elective Rotations *
Medication Safety (block)
Neonatal Intensive Care
* All learning experiences are based upon preceptor availability
Virtua is affiliated with the University of the Sciences. Through this affiliation, PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residents will have the opportunity to participate in the U. Sciences Pharmacy School Teaching Certificate Program. The Resident will also have the opportunity to teach Doctor of Pharmacy candidates on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations and to give guidance to students - who are learning to become healthcare professionals - on their Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) rotations. More information about the University of the Sciences may be found at www.usciences.edu.
Applicants must possess a PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy and must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of New Jersey by the start of the program. Selected applicants must also go through an interview process and participate in the ASHP Residency Matching Program.
Applications will be accepted using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS TM) and must be completed by January 5.
Completed Application form
Letter of Intent/Personal Statement
Three (3) Electronic References (Letters of Recommendation may supplement)
Official Pharmacy School Transcript (Doctor of Pharmacy Degree)
Minimum GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
NJ Licensure eligible
Once chosen employment is contingent upon:
Meeting all Virtua employment, departmental, and institutional requirements
Meeting the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy licensure requirements and obtaining a license to practice Pharmacy in the State of New Jersey in accordance with Virtua Pharmacy Residency Policy. (By September 1, preferred).
In October 1998, Memorial Health Alliance and West Jersey Health System joined forces to create the largest healthcare provider in South Jersey. Virtua is "committed to our neighbor's health" by providing the best patient experience through its STAR Program and by exemplifying quality health care practices and outstanding medical services.
For more information about Virtua, please visit www.virtua.org