PGY1 Pharmacy Clinical Rotations

Core monthly rotations

  • Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacokinetics
  • Ambulatory Care (Residents will choose 1)
    • Gastroenterology Clinic, Rheumatology Clinic, Dermatology Clinic, Outpatient Family Medicine, Home Infusion, Hematology/Oncology, Community Health Center
  • Medicine (Residents will choose 1)
    • Internal Medicine or Inpatient Family Medicine
  • Critical Care (Residents will choose 1)
    • Medical or Surgical ICU
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Oncology (Residents will choose 1)
    • Inpatient or Outpatient

Elective monthly rotations (Residents will choose 3)

  • Ambulatory Care (see core options)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Investigational Drug Service
  • Oncology
  • Medicine (see core options)
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Nephrology/Transplant
  • Transitions of Care

Required longitudinal rotations

  • Medication Safety
  • Drug Information
  • Research Project
  • Pharmacy practice (clinical staffing coverage)*

Elective longitudinal rotations

  • Emergency medical response

* Residents will provide clinical staffing coverage every third weekend, including the Friday prior to the weekend worked. Residents will get exposure to the medicine, cardiology, and transitions of care satellites through their clinical staffing.

Other Required Projects/Experiences

Residents will also complete the following projects or experiences throughout the residency year:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
  • Residency research project
  • Medication utilization evaluation
  • Medication monograph review for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee
  • Article for P&T newsletter
  • Pharmacy Grand Rounds presentation

Teaching and Learning Program

Pharmacy Residents will be provided with an elective opportunity to participate in the Teaching and Learning Program that is externally offered by the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS).

This will consist of didactic lectures, large and small group teaching experiences, and optional completion of a teaching portfolio. Residents will also receive guidance and constructive feedback by ACPHS faculty during their performance of these activities.