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: PGY 1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
THE RESIDENCY EXPERIENCE
During the PGY – 1 Pharmacy Practice Residency year, the residents will be exposed to required core and longitudinal learning experiences. They will also have the opportunity, based on their interests and preferences, to choose various elective learning experiences. Together the core, longitudinal, and elective learning experiences will enhance the resident’s knowledge base and fulfill the purpose of the residency.
Core Rotations *
Longitudinal Rotations *
Hospital Pharmacy Practice
Medication Safety (quarterly)
Elective Rotations *
Medication Safety (block)
Teaching Certificate Program
Neonatal Intensive Care
* All learning experiences are based upon preceptor availability
The teaching certificate program is offered through University of the Sciences and is an optional part of the residency program. It involves teaching assignments, precepting a student, and other coursework throughout the year. Residents may participate if it aligns with their professional goals.
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. Use NMS Code 185413.
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).
About Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County, Inc.
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