Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) is a tertiary care hospital in the Yale New Haven Health System. YNHH centers of excellence include oncology, pediatrics, orthopedic, cardiology, and women's health. YNHH serves as the primary teaching site for Yale University Schools of Medicine and Nursing. New Haven is located on the shoreline of Connecticut (Long Island Sound), a two hour drive from New York City and Boston.
The residency provides a stimulating and enriching work environment with skilled and experienced preceptors. You will become part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary health care team, collaborating with world-class clinicians as you build the knowledge and expertise to define your future as a pharmacy professional. The site, spread across 2 campuses, offers a wide variety of required and elective rotation options. The resident will serve as preceptor for Pharm.D. students and have the opportunity to participate in a teaching certificate program.
PGY1 Pharmacy Program:
The PGY1 Residency consists of a series of learning experiences that span a 52 week period. Specific learning experiences and goals will be accomplished in discrete blocks of time, while others will occur longitudinally throughout the duration of the residency. Residency time will be generally structured as follows:
Orientation / Training 4 weeks
Residency Learning Experiences 44 weeks
Conferences 1 week
Interviews / Holidays / Time Off 14 days plus 3 interview days (not a contiguous block)
Health-System Administration and Leadership* 2 weeks
Ambulatory Care 4 weeks
Pediatrics 4 weeks
Antibiotic Stewardship 4 weeks
General Medicine 4 weeks
General Cardiology 4 weeks
Transitions of Care 2 weeks
Quality Improvement 2 weeks
Critical Care 4 weeks
Hospital Pharmacy Practice 6 weeks
*Option to extend to 4 weeks
Acute Pain Service*
Drug Procurement & Business Practices
General Surgery/Bariatric Surgery
Investigational Drug Service*
Perioperative Surgery: Anesthesia*
Sterile Products *
Solid Organ Transplant
Repeat rotation with RPD approval
*Available as a 2 week rotation
Longitudinal project and medication use evaluation (MUE) focused on providing better, safer and more cost-effective care
Poster presentation at conference such as ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
Platform presentation at conference such as the Eastern States Pharmacy Residency Conference
Formulary Stewardship: opportunity to manage the formulary and learn critical communication strategies via off-hours medication stewardship and review of medication requests
Pharmacist in Charge: utilize leadership and problem solving skills to ensure optimal patient care and operations on weekend shifts every third weekend (12 day stretches required) and any shift, including night shift (typically 3 per year), may be scheduled at the discretion of residency director
Education: provide education to patients, health care providers and the pharmacy department
Precepting: apply the four preceptor roles when interacting with pharmacy students on rotations
Teaching Certificate Program: opportunity to develop preceptor teaching skills and graduate with a teaching certificate
One major holiday (Christmas, Thanksgiving or New Year’s)
Minor holidays (Fourth of July, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Memorial Day)
Every third weekend
*Any staffing shift including night shift may be filled at discretion of residency director
PGY1 Requirements for Successful Graduation:
Educational checklist complete
Pharmacy Grand Rounds
Clinical Case Conference
In-service (at least 2 to 2 different audiences)
Community Service (2)
Landmark Journal Club
Monograph, Policy or Guideline
Medication Use Evaluation
Manuscript (see below)
Portfolio complete (completed documents for each checklist item uploaded to resident portfolio)
Longitudinal project completed
Poster presentation at a meeting such as Midyear Meeting and a platform presentation at a meeting such as ESRC
Achieved at least 80% of ASHP residency objectives (Preceptor marked as "achieved" on at least two occasions or other documentation demonstrating achievement of the objective as evaluated by the RPC/RPD)
Manuscript suitable for publication (Complete manuscript incorporating at least two rounds of preceptor feedback)
Compliant with all pharmacist mandatory requirements (e.g. current pharmacist license in good standing on file, completion of all mandatory training)
Applications are accepted via Phorcas and must include a letter of intent, 3 letters of recommendation, CV, university transcript. Pharm.D. degree or equivalent experience required, hospital work experience preferred. Must be eligible for Connecticut pharmacist licensure; license must be obtained within 90 days of the start of the residency program.
About Yale New Haven Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) is a non-profit, 1540-bed tertiary medical center receiving national and international referrals. Yale New Haven Hospital includes the York Street Campus, Saint Raphael Campus, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, Yale New Haven Children's Hospital and Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital.
Relying on the skill and expertise of more than 3,600 university and community physicians and advanced practitioners, including more than 600 resident physicians, Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary, family-focused care in more than 100 medical specialty areas. As the primary teaching hospital for Yale School of Medicine (YSM), we have supervised physician residents and fellows supporting our medical staff by providing around-the-clock coverage and insightful, research-supported patient care.
Yale New Haven Hospital regularly ranks among the best hospitals in the U.S. and is accredited by The Joint Commission. In conjunction with YSM and Yale Cancer Center, YNHH is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching and clinical research. The National Institutes of Health has recognized many of our medical care and res...earch units for excellence, including our Cancer Prevention Research Unit, Cancer Information Service Center, Comprehensive Cancer Service, Digestive Disease Research Center, Child Health Research Center, Children's and Adults' Clinical Research Centers, and Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center.
Pharmacy Services Mission Statement: The mission of the Department of Pharmacy is to provide high value, patient-centered care. We will promote best practices that drive safe, effective, and timely medication therapy through all transitions of care. We will cultivate collaboration, innovation, education and career growth through employee engagement and practice advancement initiatives.
Through participation in diverse learning experiences, a pharmacist completing this program shall gain the skills and attributes necessary to positively affect patient outcomes in a variety of settings, to participate in the multidisciplinary provision of healthcare across the continuum, and to effectively manage their individual professional practice. The resident will synthesize knowledge and experience in the formulation of patient-specific, cost-effective pharmacotherapeutic plans. The resident will demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills in education of peers, other healthcare professionals, patients and members of the community about drug and health related topics. The resident will exhibit leadership, prioritization skills, and problem solving ability in their daily practice and will demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning. The resident will gain the tools necessary to adapt their practice in response to a continually changing healthcare environment. Residents will be active participants in departmental planning, budgetary preparation, resource management, quality improvement processes, medication use evaluation, and new program development.
Yale New Haven Hospital has a PGY1 and 10 PGY2 Residency programs.