Residency Listing

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
585 Schenectady Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Code: 22803
NMS Code: 166413
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Henry Cohen, M.Sc, Pharm.D., FCCM, BCPP, BCGP
(646) 981-4701
Fax: (212) 678-1780
Director of Pharmacy: Ronald D. Levy, R.Ph.
(718) 363-6576
Fax: (718) 363-6843
Program Contact: Michael Biglow, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP
Fax: (718) 363-6649
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions:


Application Deadline:


Starting Date: 7/1/2019
Estimated Stipend:


Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, is an 784-bed teaching, medical and pharmacy university-affiliated, non-profit community institution. The resident will provide pharmaceutical care for patients in the following settings: acute care, long-term care, critical care, psychiatry, neurology, trauma brain unit, cardiac rehabilitation, orthopedics, wound care, and ambulatory care clinics. The resident will receive comprehensive, intense, individualized training in all aspects of pharmacotherapy. All residents will attend extensive workshops in physical assessment, clinical pharmacokinetics, geriatric medicine, and biostatistics, and will be expected to apply the science in daily practice. The resident will provide pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetic consultations. The resident will intensely participate in Medication Regimen Reviews, MUEs, and QAs. Residents will receive BCLS and ACLS training and certification, and participate in codes. Medical writing skills for the purpose of publishing will be taught and honed. A scholarly pharmacy practice project is mandatory.

Fringe Benefits:   Health insurance; 10 vacation days; holidays; meal stipend; travel allowance for meetings.
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   

1. Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy or equivalent experience preferred 2. Curriculum vitae, which includes your education history, employment history, a list of pharmacy clerkships and preceptors, publications and presentations. 3. All official college transcripts. 4. Three letters of recommendation, two from primary preceptors from recent pharmacy residency clerkships. 5. A brief letter of intent describing why you want to complete a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency and why you want to complete it at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. 6. A succinct essay describing three clinical pharmacy scenarios in which you intervened and provided medication therapy management that had impact. Application data is due by January 15, and should be submitted online via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Private
Model Type(s): Teaching, Acute Care, Long-Term Care, Community
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 32
Non-Professional Staff: 12
Total Beds: 784
Site Special Features:   

The Department of Pharmacy is fully computerized, provides 24-hour pharmacy services and utilizes a robotic dispensing system. The hospital has a closed loop technologic drug distribution and administration system. Prescribers utilize the Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) system, medication orders simultaneously interface into the Pharmacy Computer System, Pharmacists validate these orders, the Pharmacy Robot dispenses medications using barcode technology, and Nurses administer medications using barcode scanners. An Emergency Medicine Satellite Pharmacy plus several profiled automated dispensing cabinets supply medications; a Satellite Clinical Pharmacist provides medication management services to the Emergency Department.