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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Contact

If you have any questions, contact Brent Carlson, Pharm.D., BCPS, PGY1 Residency Program Director, at (607) 763-5657.

Duration:  12 months (PGY-1)

Number of Positions: 2

Starting Date:  July 1

Estimated Stipend: $45,000

Interview Required: Yes

The Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program at UHS Hospitals provides a structured training experience at a community teaching hospital that prepares its graduates to successfully practice in patient care positions and/or pursue further training in a PGY2 residency program in the area of their choice. 

Upon successful completion of the program, the resident will be competent in their ability to:

  • Manage and improve the medication-use process 
  • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams 
  • Exercise leadership and practice management skills 
  • Demonstrate project management skills 
  • Provide medication and practice-related education/training 
  • Utilize medical informatics.

UHS Department of Pharmacy Distributive Services (inpatient):

  • Decentralized pharmacy workstations 
  • Computerized pharmacy operation and patient information system 
  • Fully decentralized unit-based drug distribution system (AcuDose-Rx® cabinets) 
  • Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) 
  • 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year service

Required Rotations/Learning Experiences

Critical Care

Ambulatory Care

Internal Medicine

Cardiology

Infectious Diseases

Medication Safety

Behavioral Health

Pharmacy Administration

Pharmacy Operations (orientation/staffing)

During your residency year, you will complete required rotations in a number of areas, including critical care, ambulatory care, internal medicine, cardiology, infectious diseases, medication safety,behavioral health, pharmacy administration, and pharmacy operations (staffing). Elective rotations are also available and can be personalized to meet your interests.

Elective Rotations (including but not limited to):

Further experience in any required rotation

Can be customized to meet resident's interest

Through experiences in patient centered care, pharmacy operations, and leadership, the resident will have the opportunity to enhance their clinical skills and confidence in pharmaceutical care. You will function as a key member of the healthcare team and be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes for patients. Along the way you will develop the skills necessary to become a confident, valued provider of education on medication therapy-related topics to patients, to other healthcare professionals and to the community.

Upon successful completion of the program you will have built a solid, personal philosophy of practice excellence and a commitment to the profession of pharmacy. You will have the skills necessary to provide  exceptional pharmaceutical care to patients in a wide variety of healthcare settings.

Benefits

Health care:  Residents will receive medical, dental, and vision insurance.

Time off:  Residents will receive 15 days paid time off (PTO) to be used for sick days, holidays, interview days, vacation, etc.

Parking:  Residents will have access to free parking.

Preceptor Bios

Preceptors

Lyndsay Wormuth received her Pharm.D. from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at The Erie Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Erie PA and a specialty residency in ambulatory care at The James A. Haley Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Tampa FL. Dr. Wormuth is board certified in ambulatory care clinical pharmacy. Dr. Wormuth is actively involved in the UHS Anticoagulation clinic and is working on a transitions of care program for patients with CHF discharged from Wilson Medical Hospital. Dr. Wormuth serves as the Residency coordinator and precptor for the Ambulatory Care Anticoagulation Clinic rotation.

Brent Carlson received his Pharm.D. from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy. He completed a pharmacy practice residency at UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA and a specialty residency in critical care at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, SC. Dr. Carlson is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and board certified critical care pharmacist. Dr. Carlson serves as the PGY1 pharmacy residency program director and preceptor for the critical care rotation.

Amber Jerauld received her Pharm.D. from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. She then completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at the Denver VA in Denver, CO and a PGY-2 Primary Care residency at Kaiser Permanente in Denver, CO. Amber is a board certified ambulatory care specialist. She has a wide variety of experiences in ambulatory care including anticoagulation management, diabetes, hypertension and lipid management. She currently serves as one of the Ambulatory Care preceptors at UHS.

Bob Schmidt received his BS Pharmacy from the Albany College of Pharmacy and his Pharm.D. from Shenandoah University. In addition, he holds an MBA degree from Syracuse University and an MHA degree from the University of Scranton. Dr. Schmidt has over 20 years of pharmacy management experience, and has been the System Director of Pharmacy at UHS since 2013. He currently has adjunct faculty appointments at Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Schmidt serves as the preceptor for the pharmacy administration rotation.

Caitlyn Burnett received her PharmD. from Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, NY and is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. Dr. Burnett serves as a preceptor for the internal medicine rotation and emergency medicine elective rotation.

Lynne Lee received her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Albany College of Pharmacy and Pharm.D. from Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. Dr. Lee has received advanced training in research and healthcare outcomes through ASHP and serves as the PGY1 preceptor for the medication safety rotation.

Nicholas Bunts received his Pharm.D. from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He is currently working towards a Masters of Business Administration with specialization in Healthcare Management from the University of Scranton. Dr. Bunts is the Supervising Pharmacist for Wilson Regional Medical Center and serves as the preceptor for the orientation and operations rotation.

Linette Beers received her Bachelor's of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She completed her Pharm.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Beers is board certified in Pharmacotherapy and Critical Care Pharmacy. She is actively involved in the antibiotic stewardship program. Currently, she serves as a preceptor for APPE students and pharmacy residents for Infectious Disease. Her teaching experience also includes internal medicine residents and nursing staff.

Earle Reome received his BS in Pharmacy from Union University-Albany College of Pharmacy and his Pharm.D. from University of Colorado. Dr. Reome is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. Dr. Reome serves as the PGY1 pharmacy residency Behavioral Health preceptor.

James Jester received his Bachelors in Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy and a Pharm.D. from the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University. Dr. Jester serves as the PGY1 pharmacy residency preceptor for the Pharmacy Administration rotation.

Tad Williams received his BS Pharm. from the University of Toledo, and his Pharm.D. from Shenandoah University. Dr. Williams is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, and serves as the preceptor for the PGY1 cardiology rotation.

How to apply

Requirements:

To be considered for the Pharmacy Residency, you must be a U.S. citizen and a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy, and be eligible for New York State licensure (must be licensed by October 1st).

Application Process:

All of the following materials must be submitted via PhORCAS, which can be accessed at https://portal.phorcas.org:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest (including your main area of clinical interest)
  • Transcripts (Doctor of Pharmacy program only)
  • Three letters of recommendation/references submitted using the form provided on PhORCAS.

The Mission of Our Pharmacy

The mission of the UHS Pharmacy Department is to optimize patient outcomes through medication management across the continuum of care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.  Do you participate in the Personnel Placement Service (PPS) during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting?

•    No, our PGY1 program does not participate in PPS.  Preceptors and current residents will be happy to answer all of your questions during the residency showcase at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.

2.  What are the staffing responsibilities of your residents?

•    Residents are required to staff every other weekend completing pharmacy clinical consults (vancomycin, aminoglycosides, TPN, anticoagulation)

3.  Can you sponsor visas for residents who are not U.S. citizens?

•    We currently do not sponsor visas for residents who are not U.S. citizens.

4.  When choosing elective rotations, is your residency program flexible?

•    Yes!  We strive to structure each resident’s rotation schedule to reflect the resident’s career goals and interests.