The mission of our Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Residency Program is to provide residents with a well-rounded training experience with an emphasis on patient-centered pharmacotherapy service, education, and research. As the only academic medical center in Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island of New York City, SUNY Downstate Medical Center offers the perfect learning environment for residents, as program preceptors are accustomed to challenging trainees and cultivating the practice of evidence-based medicine. The program offers a robust list of rotations that include internal medicine, infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, critical care, pediatrics, ambulatory care, solid organ transplant, emergency medicine/toxicology, pharmacy administration, and informatics. Learning experiences and objectives are customized to the interest of residents. Our residency-trained, board-certified clinical pharmacists serve as primary preceptors and role models for the residents.
Scholarly activities will be conducted through research and publications. Residents will also be offered the opportunity to obtain teaching certification through an affiliation with a local college of pharmacy. It is these elements that prepare graduates of our program to pursue a PGY2 pharmacy residency or clinical pharmacist position. The goal of the program is to ensure the success of residents, as their success is a reflection of the program's training and commitment.
Eligibility for New York State pharmacist licensure
Strong desire to strengthen clinical and research skills in pharmacy practice
About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
University Hospital of Brooklyn is the teaching hospital of the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, one of America's most prominent educational and patient care networks. The 342-bed University Hospital is the only academic medical center providing patient care, education, research and community services for the nearly 5 million people living in the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island of New York City. SUNY Downstate Medical Center encompasses the College of Medicine, School of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, College of Health Related Professions and extensive research facilities.
The Department of Pharmacy Services of SUNY Downstate Medical Center consists of more than 50 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and support staff. Clinical Pharmacists are employed in the specialties of Internal and Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Neonatology, Transplant Surgery, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Ambulatory Care. In addition to serving as preceptors to Post-Graduate Year 1 and 2 Pharmacy Residents and to pharmacy students from affiliated colleges of pharmacy, clinical pharmacists are routinely engaged in performance improvement projects, protocol and policy development, and patient-centered research.