Pharmacy - PGY1

Unity Hospital

About the Program

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Unity Hospital is a 12-month full-time program. This intensive training program consists of required acute patient-care experiences in the areas of internal medicine, critical care medicine, emergency medicine, antibiotic stewardship, surgical services, and pharmacy practice. Residents will have the opportunity to advance their pharmacy practice clinical skills and application to practice in both centralized and decentralized pharmacy practice.

Residents will contribute to providing optimal patient care through participation in documentation in the electronic medical record, use of clinical surveillance systems, pharmacokinetic dosing, renal dose adjustment, intravenous to oral dose conversion, direct patient care, sterile product preparation and use of automated dispensing cabinets. Residents will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of pharmacy’s- role and learn how to integrate themselves as a contributing member of the healthcare team. They will become an active member of the healthcare team during multi-disciplinary patient care rounds.

Some additional opportunities provided to residents include:

Our Purpose

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Pharm.D. education and outcomes to contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist 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.

ACLS Certification
Committee participation
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Presentations
Precepting/teaching of pharmacy students
ASHP Midyear Meeting (poster presentation)
Eastern States Conference (platform presentation)
Teaching Certificate Program offered through Wegmans School of Pharmacy

Curriculum

Required Rotations

  • Internal Medicine I
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Surgical Services
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care

Required Longitudinal Rotations

  • Staffing
  • Leadership and Management
  • Projects / Research
  • Teaching Certificate (Optional)

Elective Rotations

  • Anticoagulation Stewardship
  • Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medication Safety

How to Apply

Applicants to the Unity Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program are required to apply to the program using ERAS.

Applicants should contact their medical schools, or see the ASHP Web site for more information on this service.

Deadline for Application: January 8, 2021

Looking for more Information?
Please contact Shashi Patel, Pharm. D., CGP, for more information about the residency program at The Unity Hospital of Rochester.
Shashi Patel, Pharm. D., CGP
Unity Hospital
Pharmacy Department
1555 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626
Email: shashi.patel@rochesterregional.org

1197

Program ID

225613

ASHP Program NMS Code

Requirements

  1. Graduate from a Doctor of Pharmacy Program accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education.
  2. Must be a United States Citizen or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.
  3. New York State Pharmacy Intern Permit to start program on June 21, 2021.
  4. Residents must be eligible for New York State Licensure and must officially be licensed no later than October 31, 2021

Benefits & Compensation

The following is a list of benefits granted to all residents.

Vacation

2 Weeks of Paid Vacation Per Year. 6 Paid Holidays.

Compensation

Paid travel, registration and conference days to the ASHP Midyear Meeting and Eastern States Conference

Insurance & Disability

Medical Insurance: plans available for selection
Dental Plan: Options available
Term Life Insurance: available for purchase
Short-term Disability: available to purchase after 6 months of employment
Long-term Disability: Available for purchase
Retirement Program: 403b available for enrollment

Wellness Center

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

Salaries are paid on a bi-weekly basis. The salaries for the 2020-2021 academic year will be:

$47,500

PGY-1

Preceptors

Robert Adams, Pharm.D.

Director of Pharmacy

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
Preceptor Focus: Leadership and Management

Jenette Casey, Pharm. D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist – Lead

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Pharmacy, Rochester, NY
Preceptor Focus: Emergency Medicine

Tuong Diep, Pharm. D., BCPS, BCCCP, BCIDP

Clinical Pharmacist – Lead

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Pharmacy, Rochester, NY
Preceptor Focus: Critical Care

Chris Greco, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY
Preceptor Focus: Surgical Services, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Rebecca Guida, Pharm. D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Pharmacy, Rochester, NY
PGY–1 Pharmacy Practice Residency St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, NY
Preceptor Focus: Surgical Services, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Susan Kang, Pharm. D.

Clinical Pharmacist – Lead

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
Preceptor Focus: Staffing

Caitlin Zhushma, Pharm. D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY

Preceptor Focus: Internal Medicine

Shashi Patel, Pharm. D., CGP

Pharmacy Clinical Service Director

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY
Preceptor Focus: Critical Care, Project/Research

Jennifer Petronis, Pharm. D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
PGY–1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Carolinas Medical Center Northeast, Concord, NC
Preceptor Focus: Internal Medicine, Surgical Services

Lindsay Schieb, Pharm. D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY

PGY–1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Unity Hospital of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Preceptor Focus: Internal Medicine

Ashley Skipper, Pharm. D.

Clinical Pharmacist

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, Boston, MA
Preceptor Focus: Internal Medicine

Bonnie Yu, Pharm. D., BCGP

Clinical Pharmacist

Education and Training: Doctor of Pharmacy from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Buffalo, NY

Preceptor Focus: Staffing

Current Residents

Annalyse Ryan

Doctor of Pharmacy from Butler University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Indianapolis IN

Karishma Patel

Doctor of Pharmacy from Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, New Brunswick NJ

HongHao Li

Doctor of Pharmacy from St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Pharmacy, Rochester NY

Graduates

2019 – 2020

Mariah Haley, Pharm. D.

Clinical Pharmacist
Unity Hospital
Rochester, NY

Samad Minhaj, Pharm. D.

Clinical Pharmacist
Unity Hospital
Rochester, NY

2018 – 2019

Maria Budney, Pharm. D.

Clinical Pharmacist
Wilmington Hospital
Wilmington, DE

Kara Cutaia, Pharm. D.

Clinical Pharmacist
Unity Hospital
Rochester, NY

Ryan Mack, Pharm. D.

Clinical Pharmacist
St. Joseph’s Hospital
Syracuse, NY

2017 – 2018

Catherine Felberbaum, Pharm. D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist
Robert Wood Johnson Barnabus University Hospital
New Brunswick, NJ

Mckenna Murphy, Pharm. D., BCPS

Oncology Pharmacist
Lee Memorial Health-Regional Cancer Center
Fort Myers, FL

Stacy Wicks, Pharm. D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist
Bassett Medical Center
Cooperstown, NY