The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Highland Hospital is a 12-month, full-time curriculum that provides the essential elements needed to mold a well-rounded clinical pharmacist. Residents will function as a key member of the health care team and be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes for their patients. This intensive training involves the resident participating in the following activities:
- Designing, recommending and managing drug treatment regimens for hospitalized patients in internal medicine and a variety of specialties
- Playing a key role in the continuity of care of patients through medication reconciliation and discharge counseling
- Participating in pharmacy practice management and patient safety activities to broaden the resident’s understanding of the role of pharmacy and its integration into the healthcare system
- Exploring specialty areas of patient care through various electives, including up to eight weeks of rotations at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Pharmacists completing the residency at Highland Hospital will have gained the skills necessary to be competent and confident practitioners of pharmaceutical care for patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for PGY2 pharmacy residency training. The resident will demonstrate professional maturity by developing and following a personal philosophy of excellence, monitoring his or her own performance and exhibiting a commitment to the profession of pharmacy.
About Highland Hospital at the University of Rochester
The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. It forms the centerpiece of the University of Rochester’s health research, teaching and patient care missions. URMC is a six hospital system that includes Strong Memorial Hospital, the flagship hospital, Highland Hospital, FF Thompson, Noyes Memorial, St James Memorial, and Jones Memorial Hospitals as well as Golisano Children's Hospital, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, UR Medicine Home Care, the Highlands at Pittsford and Highlands at Brighton, six urgent care centers, and an extensive primary care network.
UR Medicine’s flagship facility, the 846-bed Strong Memorial Hospital, is designated by the New York State Department of Health as a Level One regional trauma and burn center. It is home to nationally renowned clinical care, including Upstate New York’s only cardiac and liver transplant programs, the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience, Golisano Children’s Hospital, and the Wilmot Cancer Institute, upstate’s premier cancer center providing comprehensive cancer care with expertise in precision medicine, complex cancers and clinical tr...ials.
With a solid reputation for quality, Strong Memorial Hospital offers some of the top clinical programs in the nation as recognized by US News & World Report, and has earned the National Research Corporation “Consumer Choice Award” all 21 years since the honor’s inception.