The twelve month-designed PGY-1 residency training program develops clinical and operational pharmaceutical skills while providing sound pharmacotherapeutic care to the patient. The residency program is divided into four week rotations to include, but not limited to: Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Pediatric and Adult Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT), Solid Organ Transplant (SOT), Medication Safety, Pharmacy Administration, Emergency Medicine, Ambulatory Care, Pharmacy Informatics, and Investigational Pharmacy. Additionally, resident-chosen elective rotations allow for the strengthening of individualized goals related to future career objectives. Residents will attend several pharmacy conferences including American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, New York State Council of Health-system pharmacists (NYSCHP) annual assembly, Eastern States Residency Conference, and New York City Regional Pharmacy Residency Conference where they can present their residency projects.
Residents participate in 4 weeks clinical rotations divided into core (required) and elective blocks.
Orientation and Training
Critical Care Medicine
Adult Hematology / Oncology / BMT
Critical Care (Medical, Surgical, Trauma, Cardiothoracic, Cardiac, Neuroscience)
Elective Internal Medicine (Cardiology, Endocrinology, Renal)
Pediatric Critical Care (PICU)
Solid Organ Transplant
Antibiotic Stewardship Surveillance
Patient discharge counseling (solid organ transplant and bariatric surgery)
Research, Quality Improvement, and Medication Use Evaluation (MUE) Projects
Co-Precept Doctor of Pharmacy Students
Participation in a teaching certificate program
Eligible candidates must submit the following documents via PhORCAS for consideration by January 5th:
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Letter of intent stating goals and interests
Official college transcripts
Three (3) letters of recommendations
Candidates must be a graduate, or graduate candidate, of an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy
Candidates must be eligible for New York State licensure
Participate in the ASHP Residency Match Program
About Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York
Westchester Medical Center (WMC) is part of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) located in Valhalla, New York. Westchester Medical Center is the only regional resource for tertiary and quaternary care in the Hudson Valley Region and delivers advanced medical care in specialties and services ranging from heart, kidney and liver transplants to advanced endovascular procedures. The Medical Center is home to the region’s most comprehensive cardiovascular program, is a regional Level I Trauma and Burn Center with more than 40,000 emergency room visits per year. WMC is also the academic medical center of New York Medical College with academic faculty educating and mentoring residents in the latest healthcare techniques and best practices preparing future generations of care givers.
The mission of the Department of Pharmacy is to provide optimal, high-quality, and cost-effective pharmaceutical care to our patients in an environment of educational growth, respect, and open communication. The Department of Pharmacy at WMC consists of a main inpatient pharmacy which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and multiple pharmacy satellites to include pediatrics, onc...ology, and outpatient chemotherapy & transfusion center. The hospital and the Department of Pharmacy utilize computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system to maintain medication profiles for all patients. Unit dose medications are dispensed utilizing automated dispensing cabinets (Pyxis). The Pharmacy prepares and dispenses all medications that are required to be prepared in an aseptic environment and utilizes i.v. STATION robotic technology to compound ready-to-administer non-hazardous admixtures. The Pharmacy coordinates the review of all adverse drug events or medication occurrences by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (P & T). The Pharmacy is responsible for all aspects of investigational drug use which include maintenance of all research protocols, provision of information, safe storage, record-keeping, dispensing of the drugs, patient education and monitoring of therapy, and return or disposal of unused investigational drugs. The Pharmacy Department utilizes the expertise and skills of Clinical Pharmacy Specialists in the areas of Solid Organ Transplant, Pediatrics/Neonatology, Infectious Diseases, Intensive Care Areas, Pain Management, Hematology/Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Emergency Medicine.