The PGY-2 Geriatrics Pharmacy Residency offers PGY-1 residency graduates the ability to transition to independent practitioners as they provide comprehensive care for geriatric patients in each phase of care. The wide variety of practice settings allows the residents to develop skills in each practice area while developing a thorough understanding of geriatric pharmacotherapy.
The residency is co-funded by Upstate and the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at SUNY Binghamton. Through this relationship, residents not only have the opportunity to work in a variety of long-term care areas but also to teach at the school and precept students, in addition to a number of other teaching opportunities.
The aim of the research in the residency is to provide a sustainable quality improvement project or initiative for the geriatric population in a practice area of the resident’s choice. Additional research opportunities are available based on level of interest and are fostered by both Upstate and SUNY Binghamton’s School of Pharmacy. These research projects are designed to be publishable.
Residents will also be involved in a number of teaching and learning opportunities including: geriatric journal club, geriatric emergency medicine rounds, grand rounds, clinical pharmacy rounds, in-service presentations, and co-precepting of APPE students
The Upstate University Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program participates in the Pharmacy Residency MATCH program. Applicants must be graduates of an accredited College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree or equivalent experience. Applicants must apply to the MATCH program and must be prepared for an on-site interview. Details of the interview will be forwarded via email or phone. Applicants for the PGY-2 Program must have graduated from an ASHP accredited PGY-1 Program.
Applications should be submitted via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PHORCAS). Application deadline is January 15th.
About SUNY Upstate University Hospital PGY-2 Geriatric Program
Upstate’s Pharmacy Residency Programs
Post Graduate Years I and 2 SUNY Upstate Medical University, one of 140 academic medical centers in the United States, attracts outstanding Doctor of Pharmacy graduates from across the nation. Each pharmacy residency program draws upon the resources of our academic medical center – including a teaching hospital, four health related colleges (the College of Medicine, the College of Graduate Studies, the College of Health Professions and the College of Nursing), our research enterprise and hundreds of specialty services. Each program, accredited by (or in pre-candidate status with) the American Society of Health Systems (ASHP), offers pharmacy residents the opportunity to interact with many other disciplines.
Residents are given training options within the scope of excellent pharmacy practice to pursue their interests and refine their knowledge and skills. Each resident will have the opportunity to customize a training plan based on his/her area of interest.
The strength of our programs lies with the commitment of the faculty to patient care. Our faculty continually works with community partners to improve patient medication reconciliation and management.