St. Vincent's Medical Center PGY1 Residency Programs Overview
These one-year residency programs utilize a systems approach to facilitate the development of new pharmacists into competent practitioners able to provide patient-centered pharmaceutical care. Our programs foster the residents’ ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, develop strong leadership skills, strong verbal and written communication skills and become lifelong, self-directed learners. The foundation of these programs is built upon St. Vincent’s Medical Center core values of service, reverence, integrity, wisdom, creativity and dedication. Both programs are accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The PGY1 program accepts two residents per year, and the PGY1 Community program accepts one resident per year.
Graduate of an ACPE accredited Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program
Obtain Pharmacist license in State of Connecticut within first six weeks of employment
Adhere to the rules of the Residency Matching Program
Successful completion of initial employee health screen, including immunization and drug screen
Self-directed learner with strong work ethic
Approaches others with compassion and respect
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Values teamwork; able to work in multidisciplinary groups
Interest in teaching pharmacy students on experiential rotations
An on-site interview is required, usually held during February. The interview process lasts approximately 5 hours and includes one-on-one as well as group interview components. The applicant will be asked to prepare a case report or MUE for a 15-minute presentation to the preceptors.
St. Vincent’s Pharmacy Residency participates in the ASHP Resident Matching Program. This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any resident applicant. Only those applicants who register for and participate in the Match can be matched to this program.
Application materials must be submitted through PhORCAS, a web-based application system.
Required Program Application Documents
To be considered for an on-site interview, please submit the following required application documents to PhORCAS by the deadline indicated on the ASHP Online Residency Directory.
Completed Application Form submitted through PhORCAS
Letter of interest
Three letters of recommendation
Official College of pharmacy transcripts
About St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, CT
St. Vincent’s Medical Center offers regional centers of excellence in cardiology, surgery, cancer care, orthopedics, family birthing, behavioral health, and an array of specialized services. SVMC comprises: St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a 473-bed community teaching and referral hospital with a Level II trauma center, providing a full range of inpatient and outpatient services with more than 50 medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. St. Vincent's Behavioral Health in Westport, CT, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility. The Foundation, which sponsors St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound, offers cancer prevention and patient support programs for un- and under-insured area residents. St. Vincent’s MultiSpecialty Group is a clinically integrated network of primary care and specialty care providers in the community and in the hospital. St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services (SVSN), a major provider in southern Connecticut of specialized lifelong education and therapeutic programs for children and adults with multiple developmental disabilities.