The goal of the residency is to provide a comprehensive program with an emphasis on pharmaceutical care. The flexibility of the program allows for the creation of an individual schedule to meet the residents' specific needs and goals. Acute care clinical training areas include internal medicine, critical care, cardiology, oncology, surgery and anesthesia, infectious disease, pediatrics/neonatology, and emergency medicine. Ambulatory care clinical training includes anticoagulation management, Heart Failure clinic, and oncology. Longitudinal rotations include practice management, which focuses on managing clinical programs, leadership development, managing human behavior, strategic planning, professional societies, finance, and community events and the education rotation, which gives the resident the opportunity to develop their teaching skills by working with students. Residents will complete a major research project, medication-use evaluation, and a seminar presentation.
The Valley Hospital is a fully-accredited, 451-bed, acute-care, not-for-profit hospital serving hundreds of thousands of residents of northern New Jersey. The hospital is located in Ridgewood, NJ, 20 miles west of New York City. In 2017, Valley Health System and The Valley Hospital were ranked as number one in New Jersey in a recent NJBIZ Reader Rankings Survey. Valley Medical Group was also ranked the number one physician group in the state. Valley’s key services include cardiology, oncology, women’s and children’s services, emergency care, orthopedics and neurosciences.
The Pharmacy Department’s almost 120 members provide decentralized patient care services at the hospital and ambulatory areas, including multidisciplinary patient care rounds and drug therapy management. Valley Health Pharmacy currently has three community pharmacy locations, one of which is located in The Valley Hospital and is the dispensing center for Valley’s “Meds to Beds” program for patients with discharge prescriptions. Over the years, Valley Health Pharmacy has continued to grow, with plans to expand pharmacy locations and services in the future!