ROCHESTER GENERAL HOSPITAL
PHARMACY RESIDENCY

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ROCHESTER GENERAL HOSPITAL
PHARMACY RESIDENCY

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PHARMACY RESIDENCY

ROCHESTER GENERAL HOSPITAL
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Welcome to the Home of High Quality Pharmacy Education

Look to us for the highest quality education. We sharpen your clinical skills, teach you to teach, cultivate your scholarship potential and invest in your success.

About

The Rochester General Hospital Department of Pharmacy PGY-1 residency is a 12 month full time program building on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education. Our mission is to prepare thoroughly competent, independent pharmacists through patient-centered practice in a high acuity hospital. By developing fundamental skills, including clinical problem-solving, self-evaluation, and interdisciplinary communication, the Program aims to bring forth future leaders in the profession of pharmacy.

Rochester General Hospital Pharmacy residents learn in a setting that embraces teamwork – both within the department and throughout the hospital. In our program, residents receive training in essential elements that allow them to become key members of a comprehensive health care team. These elements include:

  • Managing and improving the medication-use process
  • Providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams
  • Exercising leadership and practice management skills
  • Demonstrating project management skills
  • Providing medication and practice-related education and training
  • Utilizing medical informatics

Rochester General Hospital
Department of Pharmacy

Our department has a 797 compliant IV admixture room and uses medication dispensing stations throughout the hospital which are fully integrated into the hospital’s electronic medication system. Enhanced clinical pharmacy services are provided in internal medicine / surgery, antimicrobial stewardship, critical care and anticoagulation.

Accreditation

The Rochester General Hospital PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency is accredited with the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Curriculum

Required Rotations

Anticoagulation
Ambulatory Care
Critical Care
Infectious Diseases / Stewardship
Medical / Surgical
Orientation
Pharmacy Management
Pharmacy Staffing Practice

Longitudinal Rotations

Pharmacy Staffing Practice
Pharmacy Topics Discussion Group
Teaching Certificate (optional)
Pharmacokinetic Boot Camp
Minor Project
Major Project

Elective rotations

Academic Internal Medicine
Advanced Critical Care
Advanced Infectious Disease
Emergency Medicine
Geriatrics
Oncology
Pediatrics
Administrative

How to Apply

Requirements for Admission

  • Graduate from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education accredited college of pharmacy
  • New York State Pharmacy Intern Permit
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in New York State

How to Apply

The Rochester General Hospital Department of Pharmacy’s residency program utilizes ASHP PhORCAS for applications at http://www.ashp.org/phorcas

More Information

Please contact Bob Reiss, Pharm.D. MPA, for more information about the Rochester General Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program.

Bob Reiss, Pharm.D. MPA
Associate Director Clinical Pharmacy Services, Residency Director
Bob.Reiss@rochesterregional.org

Benefits and Compensation

Salaries are paid on a bi-weekly basis. The salaries for the 2017 – 2018 academic year will be:

$47,500

PGY-1

The following is a list of benefits granted to all residents at no charge.

Categories

Benefits

Vacation

2 weeks of paid vacation per year

Medical Insurance

Opportunity to join one of two comprehensive medical insurance plans

Term Life Insurance

Available to purchase

Plan for Short-term Disability

Available to purchase after 6 months of employment

Long-term Disability

Available to purchase

Retirement Program

Available to enroll in 403b retirement program

Dental Plan

Option to purchase one of two plans available

Wellness Center

Free membership to state of the art Rochester Regional Health fitness center, including classes offered at the center.

Preceptors

Mary Lourdes Brundige, BS, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Infectious Diseases

Education and Training: Bachelor of Pharmacy, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Albany NY
Doctor of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia PA
Practice Area: Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Disease
Residency Preceptor for core practice rotation
Email: marylourdes.brundige@rochesterregional.org

Alex DeLucenay, Pharm.D., BCACP

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College & Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Ambulatory Care

Education and Training: BS biology from St John Fisher College. Doctor of Pharmacy from Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College. PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency in the Ambulatory Care Setting from Mission Hospitals and Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, NC
Practice Area: Ambulatory Care
Current Practice Area: Ambulatory Care/Academia
Residency Preceptor for Ambulatory care.
Email: alexander.delucenay@rochesterregional.org

Christine Hamby, BS, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist – Internal Medicine


Education and Training: 
B.S. Pharmacy from University of Kansas, Lawrence KS.
Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI.
Pharmacy Practice Residency from St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit MI.
Current Practice Area: Internal Medicine
Email: christine.hamby@rochesterregional.org

Christina Ruscio, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Anticoagulation

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from Saint John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Pharmacy, Rochester, NY; PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.
Practice Area: Anticoagulation Stewardship
Residency preceptor for core and longitudinal staffing rotation and anticoagulation stewardship rotation.
Email: christina.keltz@rochesterregional.org

Justin Jopson, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Pediatrics

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy Wegman’s School of Pharmacy, St John Fisher college.
Current Practice Area – Pediatrics
Residency preceptor for core and longitudinal staffing rotation
Email:justin.jopson@rochesterregional.org

Taylor Rider, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Surgery

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from St. John Fisher Wegman’s School of Pharmacy, Rochester, NY.
– PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Rochester General Hospital, Rochester NY.
Practice Area: Surgery
Residency Preceptor for Surgery
Email: taylor.rider@rochesterregional.org

Thomas A. Sorrento RPh, CGP

Consulting Clinical Pharmacist – geriatrics

Education and Training: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy, May 1982.
Practice Area: Ambulatory Care Management/Geriatrics
Residency Preceptor for Ambulatory Care, Geriatrics elective
Email: tom.sorrento@rochesterregional.org

Melanie R. Symoniak, Pharm.D., BCPS

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Wegmans School of Pharmacy, St. John Fisher College & Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Internal Medicine

Education & Training: Doctor of Pharmcy from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy; PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency: West Virginia University Healthcare; PGY-2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency – West Virginia University Healthcare/West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
Current Practice Area: Adult Internal Medicine; Academia
Residency Involvement: Preceptor – medicine
Email: melanie.woytowish@rochesterregional.org

Cori A. Wyman, Pharm.D., CDE

Consulting Clinical Pharmacist – GRIPA

Education and Training: Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Buffalo, NY; Doctor of Pharmacy from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Buffalo, NY.
Practice Area: Clinical Ambulatory Pharmacy
Residency Preceptor for Ambulatory Care – Geriatrics elective
Email: cori.wyman@rochesterregional.org

Greg Clark, BS, Pharm.D., BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Oncology

Education and Training: BS Pharmacy SUNY at Buffalo, Pharm.D.University at Florida.
Practice Area: Oncology Department
Residency Preceptor for oncology elective rotation.
Email: greg.clark@rochesterregional.org

Kathryn M. Dorward, Pharm.D.

Consulting Clinical Pharmacist

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY. PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital/Wegmans School of Pharmacy, Syracuse, NY.
Practice Area: Ambulatory Care, Geriatrics
Residency Preceptor for elective practice rotation
Email:Kathryn.Dorward@rochesterregional.org

Mindee S. Hite, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Critical Care

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from Duquesne University. Critical Care Residency at Allegheny General Hospital and an Advanced Critical Care Residency at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.
Practice Area: Medical Critical Care
Residency preceptor for Critical Care
Email:mindee.hite@rochesterregional.org

Douglas J, Hosie BS Pharmacy, MBA 

System Director of Pharmacy Rochester General Hospital Rochester NY.

Education: Masters in Business Administration Rochester Institute of Technology, Bachelors of Science (Pharmacy) SUNY at Buffalo NY.
Current Practice Area: Pharmacy Management
Residency preceptor for core pharmacy management rotation and longitudinal discussion topics rotation.
Email:doug.hosie@rochesterregional.org

Bob Reiss, BS, Pharm.D., MPA.

Associate Director

Education: Bachelors of Science (Pharmacy) SUNY at Buffalo NY. Doctor of Pharmacy SUNY at Buffalo, NY. Master of Public Administration SUNY College at Brockport, NY.
Current Practice Area: Pharmacy Management
Residency Preceptor for core pharmacy management rotation and longitudinal discussion topics rotation.
Email: bob.reiss@rochesterregional.org

Kevin M. Silinskie, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Critical Care

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from Wilkes University. Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1) at Allegheny General Hospital and a Critical Care specialty residency (PGY2) at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.
Practice Area – Surgical & Cardiothoracic Critical Care.
Residency Preceptor for Critical Care
Email: kevin.silinskie@rochesterregional.org

Mary L. Staicu, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Infectious Diseases

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Buffalo, NY. PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.
Practice Area: Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases
Residency Preceptor for Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases
Email: mary.staicu@rochesterregional.org

Maura Wychowski, PharmD, BCPS, CACP

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist – Anticoagulation

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Buffalo NY. PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Kaleida Health – Buffalo General Medical Center.
Current Practice Area: Anticoagulation Stewardship
Residency preceptor for Anticoagulation Stewardship.
Email: maura.wychowski@rochesterregional.org