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Residency Descriptions

Residency experiences take place at several locations across the Rochester and Syracuse area, as well as the Wegmans School of Pharmacy.

Residents are eligible to participate in a wide range of elective rotations based on their areas of professional interest.

PGY 1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency, Wegmans Pharmacy

Residency Program Director: Dr. Elizabeth Sutton Burke

The Wegmans Pharmacy/Wegmans School of Pharmacy Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program (CBPRP) is a 12-month training program that includes experiences in patient-centered care, disease state management, employee wellness, pharmacy management, and education. The residency program is designed to offer an individualized training plan for each resident based on their interests, goals and past experiences. Residents are required to complete core rotations in order to build a strong knowledge base and have the opportunity to select elective rotations in their field of interest. Required elements of the program include completing a major research project, educating patients, precepting, providing pharmacy services, and developing leadership and communication skills. 

PGY 2 Ambulatory Care Residency, Rochester Regional Health

Residency Program Director: Dr. Alex DeLucenay

The Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Program develops an ambulatory care pharmacist competent in diverse clinical settings. Residents will become proficient in the pharmacotherapy management of most chronic disease states, with an emphasis on diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, COPD, and heart failure. The program also aims to create a skilled preceptor and classroom teacher of pharmacy students from the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College. The residency features four longitudinal experiences at the Riedman Health Center, the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute, and the Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association.

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PGY 2 Ambulatory Care Residency, Highland Family Medicine

Residency Program Director: TBA

The Ambulatory Care Community Pharmacy Residency is a 12-month program focused on clinical pharmacists interested in delivering care to culturally diverse, clinically-complex patients in an ambulatory care setting. The residents will gain necessary experiences delivering patient-centered care including disease state management, transitions in care, comprehensive medication management, and education. Residents will also develop critical thinking skills in order to grow with the changing landscape of ambulatory care pharmacy practice.

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PGY 2 Infectious Disease Residency, St. Joseph's Health 

Residency Program Director: Dr. Lisa Avery

The Infectious Diseases Residency at St. Joseph's Health prepares residents with the skills necessary to provide antibiotic stewardship across the continuum of care. In addition to developing clinical expertise in infectious diseases, the resident is involved in a variety of academic experiences including educator and preceptor training. St. Joseph's Health has an active and innovative antimicrobial stewardship program that not only ensures appropriate antimicrobial use in the inpatient, emergency department, and intensive care settings but also extends into ambulatory care and urgent care environments.  Faculty are enthusiastic about teaching providers, patients, and students on the appropriate use of antimicrobials to prevent antimicrobial resistance.

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PGY 2 Ambulatory Care Residency, Upstate University Hospital

Residency Program Director: Dr. Lisa Phillips

The Ambulatory Care Residency at Upstate University Hospital is a 12-month program provides residents with exposure, experience, and independent skills in delivering pharmaceutical care services to ambulatory adult patients. Upon completion of the residency, pharmacists should be prepared to establish and maintain a practice-based clinic in the care of ambulatory adult patients and feel confident to pursue a career in academia if so desired.  The Ambulatory Care Pharmacist faculty are primarily involved with the hospital-based clinics of Internal Medicine, Neurology and Immune Health Services (IHS), with a focus on the management of high-risk disease states and high-risk medication use. Pharmacist-driven Collaborative Drug Therapy Management (CDTM) services include anticoagulation, diabetes, and cardiovascular risk reduction.

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PGY 2 Public Health Pharmacy Fellowship, St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Pharmacy

Fellowship Program Directors: Dr. Christine Birnie, Dr. Beth Sutton Burke

The Public Health Pharmacy Fellowship prepares pharmacists for careers at the intersection of the fields of pharmacy, academia and public health. The Fellow will gain skills required to advocate for the pharmacy profession, educate health care professionals regarding the role of the pharmacist as a member of the patient care team, work with pharmacy learners in didactic and experiential settings, design and implement community or public health-focused research and identify ways to engage pharmacists in the public health sector. The Fellowship includes collaboration with Rochester area public health agencies and organizations including Wegmans Pharmacy, the Anthony Jordan Health Center, community pharmacies, and the Monroe County Department of Health.