The Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and the Touro College of Pharmacy, offer a one-year ASHP-accredited Specialty Residency Program in Internal Medicine (PGY-2). The primary goals of this residency program are to prepare the resident to become a highly-trained pharmacy professional with leadership skills, who is a proficient specialist in internal medicine pharmacotherapy, is competent in publication and presentation scholarship, and adept at clinical research and design. Upon completion of this advanced training program, the resident should be poised for careers in hospital practice, academia, or industry. The resident will receive comprehensive, intense, and individualized training in all aspects of internal medicine from passionate and expert pharmacy faculty.
Pharmacy Residency Position Description
The resident will be responsible for providing comprehensive medication therapy management for internal medicine patients in internal medicine wards that emphasize subspecialties in cardiology, pulmonology, nephrology, endocrinology, rheumatology, hematology, and infectious diseases. The resident will provide patient care services in a step-down cardiac care telemetry unit and a 30-bed ventilator unit. To ensure that the internal medicine resident develops and hones broad practice experiences, clerkship requirements may include critical care, surgery and nutrition, infectious diseases, emergency medicine, clinical pharmacokinetics, and ambulatory care.
He/she will perform pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetic consultations, and approve restricted antimicrobials. The resident will participate in adverse drug event and medication error reporting, and will perform admission histories and medication reconciliation and drug discharge counseling. The resident will receive BCLS and ACLS certification, and participate in codes.
Research Project and Publishing Requirements
The resident is required to complete one rigorous scholarly internal medicine research project. The resident will be responsible for preparing a research proposal including justification for the project and study methodology, determination of a power analysis, application of appropriate statistical analysis, development of a budget, receiving IRB approval, collaborating with research-intensive medical residents, presenting via poster or platform presentation, and publishing the results as an abstract and manuscript.
In order to apply for this ASHP-accredited internal medicine pharmacy specialty residency program (PGY-2), you must be a graduate of an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy, and you should possess a Pharm.D. degree, or a Post-BS Pharm.D. degree or equivalent experience, and have completed an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1). Pharmacy licensure or eligibility for licensure in NY State is required.
About Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center is a major teaching hospital, placed among the top hospitals in Brooklyn for our customer satisfaction scores. Additionally, Kingsbrook received the Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart and American Stroke Associations. These awards reflect our institution's success in implementing a higher standard of excellent stroke care. Kingsbrook also earned the Silver Star Status from the City of New York for its institution-wide implementation of the healthy food initiative.
Kingsbrook is a full-service acute care facility, providing an array of medical sub-specialty and surgical services including: Ambulatory Surgery, Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency/Urgent Care Services, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, Ventilator Dependent Unit, Wound Care including Hyperbaric Treatments, and an Outpatient Specialty Center including Radiology, offering MRI & CT services, primary care, and over 20 additional medical/surgical specialties.