Residents receive a comprehensive benefits package from Hackensack University Medical Center. The resident will have on-site parking, lab coat, and meal card support. Financial support is provided for residents to attend ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Eastern States Residency Conference. Financial support may be provided for additional educational conferences as deemed necessary by the residency advisory committee.
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program
Located just 8 miles west of Manhattan, Hackensack University Medical Center is a nonprofit teaching and research hospital that is the largest provider of healthcare services in the state of New Jersey with 775 inpatient beds. It is a Level-1 Emergency trauma center that sees over 111,000 patients per year. An additional 34,000 patients visit the Pediatric Emergency Department annually. It is also a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a STEMI catheterization center with full cardiothoracic surgical capabilities.
The programs primary goal is to offer advanced training in Emergency Medicine pharmacy with an emphasis on the following areas:
Assessment and evaluation of the pharmacological treatment of patients presenting to the ED
Development and enhancement of teaching skills through didactic and experiential teaching of Doctor of Pharmacy students
Development and enhancement of written and oral communication skills
Development of research skills
Orientation (1 month)
Emergency Medicine (6 months)
New Jersey Poison Control Center (1 month)
Critical Care (MICU or SICU) (1 month)
Pediatric Emergency Medicine (1 month)
Infectious Diseases (1 month)
Medical/Cardiac Intensive Care
Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care
Off-site Emergency Medicine (University Hospital, Newark NJ)
Repeat of required rotation
Other interests as identified
There may be opportunities to teach in both small group and large lecture hall settings. Formal conference lectures for the Emergency Medicine Residents is also required.
Opportunity to earn a teaching certificate at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Though certain responsibilities of the resident are required, the program has the flexibility to develop activities consistent with the resident’s background and career goals. In general, the resident’s responsibilities include:
Attend daily patient care activities at Hackensack University Medical Center and make appropriate recommendations to interdisciplinary treatment teams
Design, monitor, and evaluate treatment goals for Emergency Department patients that consider patient-, disease-, and drug-specific information and ethical considerations
Present educational in-services on pharmacy topics to patients, pharmacy staff, and interdisciplinary treatment team
Supervise pharmacy students on clerkship and/or PGY1 residents
Complete a research project and implementation, as well as present this research at a conference
Applicant must have received their Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school or college, be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in New Jersey, and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. PGY1 pharmacy residency from an ASHP accredited program is required. Unfortunately, HUMC is currently unable to sponsor candidates for H-1B status to work as pharmacy residents.
HUMC participates in the ASHP Resident Matching Program. Applicants interested in the program should submit the following materials through PhORCAS:
Three recommendation letters – references should complete the reference section in PhORCAS. Traditional letters of reference are not required. The clinical preceptor should be able to comment on your scope of responsibility, total patient load, level of autonomy, clinical abilities, and organizational and time management skills.
Located just 8 miles west of Manhattan, Hackensack University Medical Center is a nonprofit teaching and research hospital that is the largest provider of healthcare services in the state of New Jersey with 775 inpatient beds. It is a Level-1 Emergency trauma center that sees over 111,000 patients per year and admits 1,283 trauma patients per year from the ED. An additional 34,000 patients visit the Pediatric Emergency Department annually. It is also a Stroke Center and a STEMI catheterization center with full cardiothoracic surgical capabilities.
US News and World Report ranked Hackensack University Medical Center #1 overall in the state of New Jersey and #4 out of 184 hospitals in the New York metropolitan area in its most recent July 2012 rankings. Hackensack University Medical Center has been named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades for six years in a row placing it in the top 1% nationally. Our department was recently named one of only 2 New York City metro-area EDs to receive the HealthGrades EM Excellence award recognizing the quality of our ED care. You will also see our EM physicians on the sidelines of the NY Giants football games since our institu...tion is the official hospital for the NY Giants.
The Hackensack University Medical Center Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program is an ASHP accredited 12-month program.