Princeton Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Programs

The Pharmacy Department at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center has a long history of delivering high quality clinical pharmacy services to patients in a community hospital setting. The Pharmacy preceptors and staff are dedicated to the training and mentorship of pharmacy residents in order to prepare them for the next step in their careers.

The Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) program has been accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) since 1993 and strives to evolve with the changing landscape of pharmacy practice. The Post Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Internal Medicine program is also ASHP-accredited, and seeks to help pharmacists continue to further refine their clinical skills and become leaders in their field.  

PGY1 Program

PGY2 Internal Medicine Program

 

Benefits:

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Two weeks paid vacation
  • Travel expenses for ASHP midyear clinical meeting and Eastern States Residency Conference

Application Process:

We follow the standard application process and deadlines set by ASHP. Visit www.ashp.org for more information.

Please submit the following to Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) by the ASHP deadline:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Academic transcript

Pharmacy Staffing Requirements:

  • Every third weekend (Times vary and are based on department needs)
  • Every third Wednesday evening (4:30 – 9 pm)
  • Every third Monday evening (Medication reconciliation, 2-9 pm)

 


PGY-1 Program

Purpose: 

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency are eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

 

Program Overview

Princeton Medical Center has two PGY1 residency positions available. A teaching and learning certificate will be provided by Rutgers University.

Residents must complete the core rotations and required longitudinal rotations, and will have the option to complete two elective rotations or re-do a core rotation.

Residents will be exposed to a wide variety of clinical activities including:

  • Direct patient care and interdisciplinary rounds.
  • Providing education to healthcare professionals, patients, and community members.
  • Clinical research to be presented at midyear clinical meeting and Eastern States Residency Conference.
  • Performance improvement projects and medication use evaluations.
  • Serving as a co-preceptor or primary preceptor for pharmacy students.

 

Core Rotations Required Longitudinal Rotations
(Rotations continue
throughout the year)
Elective Rotations
Orientation
(6 weeks)
Research Transitions of Care
(5 weeks)
Internal Medicine
(6 weeks)
Antibiotic Stewardship Oncology
(5 weeks)
Critical Care
(6 weeks)
Hospital Practice Hospitalist Service
(5 weeks
Psychiatry
(5 weeks)
Administration/
Medication Safety
Population Health
(4 weeks)
Infectious Disease
(5 weeks)
Teaching Advanced Internal Medicine
(5 weeks)
Emergency Medicine
(5 weeks)
Transitions of care Advanced Critical Care
(5 weeks)
Medication Safety
(5 weeks)

 

Residency Program Director:

Philip Coco, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine 
Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center
One Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Phone: 609.853.6105
Email: philip.coco@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

 

 


PGY2: Internal Medicine Program

Purpose:

The PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and the PGY1 pharmacy residency program to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. The program provides candidates with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings.

Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

 

Program Overview:

Princeton Medical Center has one PGY2 pharmacy resident who will be exposed to variety of clinical and administrative activities including:

  • Serving as the Chief Resident and mentor to the PGY1 residents.
  • Coordinating and leading medication safety meetings.
  • Coordinating the residency recruitment process along with the Residency Program Director.
  • Coordinating the staffing schedule for the pharmacy residents.
  • Direct patient care and interdisciplinary rounds.
  • Providing education to healthcare professionals, patients, and community members.
  • Teaching and learning certificate provided by Rutgers University.
  • Clinical research to be presented at midyear clinical meeting and Eastern States Residency Conference.
  • Performance improvement projects and medication use evaluations.
  • Serving as a Co-Preceptor or Primary Preceptor for Pharmacy students.

Residents must complete the core rotations and required longitudinal rotations, and will have the option to choose two electives to complete from the elective rotation list or the core rotation list. If the resident came from the Princeton Medical Center PGY1 program, the resident may choose three electives due to the shorter orientation.

 

Core Rotations Required Longitudinal Rotations
(Rotations continue throughout the year)
Elective Rotations
Orientation
(6 weeks or 1 week if coming from our PGY1)
Research Emergency Medicine
(5 weeks) 
Internal Medicine
(8 weeks)
Antibiotic Stewardship Oncology
(5 weeks)
Critical Care
(5 weeks)
Hospital Practice Administration  Psych
(5 weeks) 
Infectious Disease
(5 weeks)
Medication Safety Population Health
(5 weeks) 
Transitions of Care
(4 weeks) 
Teaching  
Hospitalist Service
(5 weeks) 
Transitions of Care
Internal Medicine 2
(6 weeks) 
Diabetes clinic

 

Residency Program Director:

Philip Coco, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine 
Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center
One Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Phone: 609.853.6105
Email: philip.coco@pennmedicine.upenn.edu