Emergency Medicine Residency Program

The PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency at St. Barnabas Hospital is a 12-month, full-time curriculum that provides the essential elements needed to develop a successful emergency medicine pharmacist.

This intensive training involves activities in a wide variety of practice settings:

  • Providing optimal medication therapy management for patients in need of emergent care
  • Designing and managing pharmacotherapy regimens for hospitalized patients in a variety of emergency medicine and intensive care settings:
  • Training in ACLS and PALS and longitudinal participation in medical emergencies and resuscitation
  • Training in ATLS and longitudinal participation in the trauma services provided in a Level II trauma center
  • Attendance of monthly New York City Poison Control City Center Consultant Conference
  • Opportunities for precepting, teaching, and counseling patients, students, residents, pharmacists, and other health care professionals as an integral part of the health care team

Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent practitioners of direct patient care in any emergency medicine environment. They will be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as members of the health care team. These pharmacists will exercise skill in educating other health care professionals, patients, and the community on drug-related topics. Also, the pharmacist will be able to integrate the accumulated experience and knowledge gained during previous training and transform it into improved pharmaceutical care for patients who are critically ill and that need emergent care. They will demonstrate professional maturity by following a personal philosophy of practice, monitoring their own performance, exhibiting commitment to the profession, and exercising leadership in improving the efficiency and safety of the medication-use system.

Learning Experiences

Core rotations include:

  • Adult Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Toxicology and Public Health
  • Research
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit I
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit II
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit II

Elective rotations may include:

  • Any core repeated
  • Pediatrics
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Infectious Disease/Antimocrobial Stewardship

Longitudinal responsibilities may include:

  • Student and resident precepting
  • Didactic lecturing
  • Clinical staffing
  • Medication use evaluation
  • Research project
  • Committee/Service Involvement

Compensation

Funding is available for educational meetings as well as membership in national and state professional organizations. Residents receive an annual stipend and are eligible for health insurance and paid time off.

Application Information

Please submit the following information using PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Central Application Service) through ASHP:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • College transcripts
  • Letter of intent (essay expressing interests and reasons for pursuing a residency)

NMS Rank code: 777669

Other supplemental materials may be listed online as appropriate. Residents must be licensed in New York within 30 days. Interviews are mandatory. 

Interviews are mandatory. Application deadline: January 15.

Contact 

Andrew Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Director, PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program
Touro College of Pharmacy
230 West 125th Street
New York, New York 10027
212-851-1192 x42549
andrew.smith25@touro.edu