Residency Listing

University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 638
Rochester, NY 14642\pharmacy\residency
Code: 22256
NMS Code: 559769
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Emergency Medicine Pharmacy
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Kate M. Kokanovich, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Director of Pharmacy: Curtis E Haas, Pharm.D., FCCP
(585) 275-6145
Fax: (585) 756-5582
Program Contact: Linda Thomas, Pharm.D., BCPS
(585) 276-6956
Fax: (585) 756-5582
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: 2018-12-31
Starting Date: 2019-07-08
Estimated Stipend: 45500
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   The Emergency Medicine (EM) Pharmacy Residency program at UR Medicine - Strong Memorial Hospital provides the essential elements needed to develop a successful clinical pharmacy specialist. Designed to advance skills in EM, the resident will focus training in the adult and pediatric EDs, critical care, toxicology, prehospital care, and a variety of team response in the institution (code, trauma/burn, stroke, sepsis, PERT, MI). Opportunities such as training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), and providing education to interdisciplinary teams will be offered.

Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent and confident practitioners of direct patient care in any EM 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 the 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.
Fringe Benefits:   The residents will have many educational opportunities throughout the year including participation in EM medical resident's weekly conference, weekly EM/critical care pharmacy conference, EM and pharmacy journal clubs, cadaver labs, and simulation activities.  The residents will be able to participate in several specialty education days throughout the year; EMS; Pediatrics, Wilderness Conference, Fire, Rescue, and Medicine, and Toxicology Teaching Days.  This training will aid the residents in attending medication and surgical resuscitations throughout the year.

Residents will also have opportunities to develop teaching skills by providing presentations to both the pharmacy staff as well as faculty, residents, and students in other health care professionals.

Completion of a research project related to EM is required and results are to be presented to the emergency department and another local, regional, or national conference.

Benefits include a competitive salary; medical, dental and life insurance; 17 paid vacation days; optional contribution to retirement program; paid holidays; travel stipend for attendance to two professional meetings (one national, one regional).
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   Doctor of Pharmacy graduates of accredited colleges or schools of pharmacy; United States citizenship or permanent resident visa; eligible for New York State licensure; must have completed or are currently training in an ASHP-Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency.

Completed applications must be submitted via PhORCAS prior to the deadline.  Applications must include:  One-page letter of intent starting goals and interest; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation using the standardized recommendations form available in PhORCAS.
Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Private
Model Type(s): Tertiary Teaching Hospital
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 80
Non-Professional Staff: 120
Number of Medical Centers: 6
Total Beds: 846
Average Daily Census: 846+
Site Special Features:   The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is a six-hospital health system.  The system includes Strong Memorial Hospital (SMH), as the flagship hospital; an 846-bed academic medical center that includes a 120-bed adult/pediatric emergency department (ED) that provides care to > 115,000 patients/year, the Wilmot Cancer Center, and Golisano Children's Hospital.  SMH is an American College of Surgeons Level 1 trauma center, Level IV NICU, regional burn and pediatric trauma center, comprehensive stroke center, and has specialized inpatient and outpatient cardiology, organ transplant, psychiatric services, and many other medical subspecialties.  The Department of Pharmacy has academic affiliations with the several New York State colleges and school of pharmacy. The hospital has a computerized and automated distribution system; centralized unit dose and IV programs; and decentralized clinical staff pharmacists.